Bitcoin (BTC)

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Bitcoin (BTC) is a pioneering digital currency invented by a yet-unknown individual or group of individuals presented as Satoshi Nakamoto. Early development began in 2008, during the financial crisis of 2008, with the landmark paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” being released on October 31, 2008. The primary purpose of Bitcoin is in the space of P2P financial transactions, though some supporters envision it more as a store of value.

Often called “Digital Gold” for its monetary properties which are similar to gold, the enduring popularity and market resilience of Bitcoin has encouraged the growth of other cryptocurrencies, and as a result it has come to be known as the “mother” or “father” of all cryptocurrencies. Initially limited to all but the most ardent technology enthusiasts, Bitcoin was responsible for convincing the masses that a P2P financial system devoid of middlemen and centralized was in fact possible, a characteristic made possible through its Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm which incentivized good behavior.

Since its inception in early 2009, Bitcoin has been through a number of changes and incidents, yet continues to thrive as the most popular token in the cryptocurrency market. This includes the famous Mt. Gox incident and several such cycles of price spikes and drops. The enduring nature of Bitcoin is a quality that is highly cherished by its proponents. Many tokens have been inspired by it, including similarly envisioned token Litecoin (LTC), which is often said to be the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. Because of the popularity and established nature of Bitcoin, it is often the base pair with which other cryptocurrencies are traded.

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Surfing The Market #7

2 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments MikeZillo

What market phase are we entering into has been the introductory question for our last appointments. Welcome to Surfing the Market, we are already at our 7th appointment and I hope that with these easy tech analysis we have helped you and we can help...

Bitcoin, Energy, and Time - It's Time

20 Jun 2022 1 minute read 9 comments davidgyoung

If time is money, and energy is money . . . . . . . then how is it possible that Bitcoin is not money?  It's not possible. Show us another technology that can extract value from the time and energy exhausted to create excess energy.  Exxon Mines Bit...

Will Russia Use Crypto to Pay Its Foreign Debt?

3 Jun 2022 3 minute read 5 comments Mike Ermolaev

Russia is no longer able to pay bondholders through US banks Speculation has it that Russia is about to default on its foreign debt The Russian government is considering allowing cryptocurrency to be used for international payments US Treasury Depa...

From the Crypto Crash to the Lunatics, I Feel Pretty Good

27 Jun 2022 2 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

What are bitcoin covenants and how do they work? (A MUST-READ) Are miners selling off their bitcoin contributing to bitcoin’s price problem? There are a lot of factors contributing to bitcoin’s price slump. I don’t think we should be worried. Bitcoin...

Beginner's Guide to Stable Coins

23 Jun 2022 4 minute read 4 comments AndrewCF

WHAT ARE STABLECOINS? You may have seen stablecoins plastered all across the news in recent weeks and there is good reason. The Terra project UST de-pegged and quickly unwound into a death spiral from $1 to basically nothing in just a few short days,...

23 Jun: Never Going To Zero

23 Jun 2022 3 minute read 5 comments TheCryptoCurator

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”-Epictetusbrought to you by STRIKE- Get $10Buy $BTC and Use the Bitcoin Payments Network at Zero CostBetter than Venmo and PayPal c...

How NULS solutions leverage cross-chain technology

7 Jun 2022 3 minute read 0 comments NULS

Think of a scenario where all blockchains are connected, exchanging information and values with each other. But how would that happen if cryptocurrencies work on different platforms? Also, where does NULS come in with its solutions in this case? How...

David Bond on Avoiding Financial Censorship with Bitcoin, Digital Nomad Life

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 73 comments TheDesertLynx

Digital nomad and purveyor of digital products David Bond comes on the podcast to give his story on using Bitcoin to avoid financial censorship, which had affected his unique business when PayPal shut down his accounts and confiscated his money. We...

June - Bitcoin Closes It’s Second Green Weekly Candle in 13 Months

27 Jun 2022 5 minute read 0 comments Seven-NATE-Nine

“The rear view mirror is always more clearer than the windshield.” No one can predict the future with 100% certainty, but we can learn from the past. Looking back at how the markets have performed during previous months and years can give you an idea...

Good Lord !! we feel like we are all TIED to the whippin post! The FT Weekend trains the BIG guns on crypto... just like we expected, just like always...

20 Jun 2022 10 minute read 5 comments Dave Sawyer

Hodlers, Cryptophiles, and all the next gen believers in non-fiat money, we are mad for all y'all, the flame of the torch we carry for your Austrian economic arses will never go out!  Got nothing but love for ya baby!!!  Sending out shots in the arm,...