Bitcoin (BTC) News, Price Predictions and Opinions

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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Trump, Biden, and Crypto in 2020

18 Nov 2020 3 minute read 5 comments The Part Time Economist

As the controversy surrounding the 2020 US election drags on, many questions remain. Will the results be contested in the Supreme Court, will Donald Trump concede, or will there be a recount? Just as importantly, what will a Biden (or Trump) presiden...

The Existential Bitcoin Scaling Crisis Entering Into 2021

24 Nov 2020 8 minute read 2 comments MintDice.com

Blockchain Scaling History Back when Bitcoin was first invented back in 2009 under the leadership of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator quickly seemed to have a virtually unpassable problem with blockchain technology that had to do with spam attacks. Sato...

Earn Up To 8% On Your BTC, LINK, TRX & More!

30 Oct 2020 2 minute read 9 comments Sapphire

Stack Sats Passively  I have done a number of posts regarding passive earning solutions and earning interest on existing Crypto holdings is one of the avenues I have addressed. I have been and continue to be a firm fan and user of BlockFi for some ve...

Sergej Kotliar of Bitrefill on Living on Cryptocurrency and Building the Bitcoin Economy

27 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments TheDesertLynx

Founder and CEO of Bitrefill Sergej Kotliar comes on the podcast to talk about building a circular economy so people are able to live entirely off of cryptocurrency. We talk some upcoming features and goals of Bitrefill which are attainable, and som...

The Lightning Network Is Maturing & Growing - Ignore Bitcoin.com

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 3 comments bitcoin2009

Lightning Network Exploits Continue to Hinder the Bitcoin Scaling Solution - More propaganda spread by bitcoin.com - They (Lead by Roger Ver) are completely bias towards Bitcoin Cash/Bcash/BCH - It's an alt-coin. Bitcoin.com will only continue to spr...

Selling Crypto on PayPal PSA

24 Nov 2020 1 minute read 11 comments cryptoforcanadians

So here we go again with another public service announcement (PSA) post. I honestly don't think that these will stop just because of the plethora of ways to get scammed or lose your crypto.  The other day I came across this Reddit post where the post...

Hardware Wallet Scam PSA

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 8 comments cryptoforcanadians

Here I am again, with another public service announcement post. It honestly saddens and angers me when I read these kinds of posts of how people have fallen victim to some crypto related scam. I was fortunate to learn the "easy" way when I first got...

"The New Gold Rush" - Bitcoin Whales Reaching a New ATH After 4 Years

25 Nov 2020 5 minute read 1 comment acesontop

In 2017 Bitcoin managed to reach a $20,000 valuation per coin and it was almost all retail investors fomo that brought the price of BTC to all time high, and what a spectacular one it had. Very few investment funds and large financial institutio...

My Controversial Altcoin Opinion

15 Nov 2020 4 minute read 10 comments johnwege

I have been in the cryptocurrency market for quite a while now, first getting fully into it bitcoin around 2014/15, and then getting into other coins as well. All of my history with the market has helped to lead me to have a certain controversial opi...

Nexus TAO Naming System

2 Nov 2020 3 minute read 2 comments Nexus.io Blockchain

Following in the footsteps of the Domain Naming System (DNS), Nexus Tritium, Anime Obsidian (TAO) Framework provides a multi-tiered naming system which offers globally unique identification, personalization and branding opportunities. The TAO Naming...