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.

In this tag, read Bitcoin (BTC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

Will China back its digital currency or will it be another shitcoin?

4 weeks ago 4 minute read BitcoinGoldStandard $5.69 tipped

A Chinese shitcoin? Most people with an interest in our monetary system and geopolitics have picked up the news that China announced the layout of its digital Yuan. Whether this is part of a broader plan to counter the USD hegemony is, for now, uncer...

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Analysis

4 weeks ago 3 minute read Bmcward $5.51 tipped

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Analysis Written by: Brandon M. First I would like to thank you for reading this article. I hope you find it informative. In this article I am discussing The Basic Attention Token, Technical & Fundamental Analysis. Lastly;...

The New Way to Earn Crypto for Free - Out with Mining, in with Staking

4 days ago 7 minute read Mappo $5.47 tipped

Airdrops are so 2017, free money was fun while it lasted but now when someone says free money in crypto, the first thoughts are scams and ponzi schemes. But in 2020, there is a way to earn free money, in a legitimate, common practice, and logica...

Is the Antminer S9 Era Over?

2 weeks ago 2 minute read MinerUpdate $5.46 tipped

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. AN UNUSUAL PATTERN WHICH APPEARED IN THE BITCOIN NONCE VALUE DISTRIBUTION IN 2016 HAS RECENTLY DISAPPEARED. WITH ANTMI...

The Biggest Crypto Catalysts For This Year

2 weeks ago 5 minute read crypto_moose $5.32 tipped

Being aware of the potential near-term catalysts can provide insight whether to buy, add, hold, move, or sell your cryptocurrency positions.  During the next 12 months there are a number of ongoing developments that may drive price action of specific...

BAT equilibrium price and impact from growth: a look to microfinance and the liquidity paths

1 week ago 22 minute read HourImagination $5.13 tipped

Introduction We will analyse the BAT from many perspectives. Among the most interesting not questionable results we will show how the BAT ETH exchange rate is often far better in decentralized  exchanges than centralized ones. We will work around the...

Kraken Review [2020] Is it a Safe Exchange?

5 days ago 4 minute read $4.90 tipped

Kraken Review 2020: Kraken exchange represents itself as the largest and popular crypto exchange. I believe we should not follow any exchange’s claim until we have deep knowledge about the exchange because if users simply follow the reputation of any...

Chinese New Year Bitcoin Dump is coming! Analysis of a bizarre trend

2 weeks ago 1 minute read boxmining $4.89 tipped

Today I’ve been examining the effect of Chinese New Year on the price of Bitcoin for my article on— and to be honest the results surprised me a lot. I found that in the past 4 years, the weeks leading up the festival always had a dip in...

New Hydro Protocol Proposal: Foam

5 days ago 1 minute read Mark Anstead $4.87 tipped

Lots of work (and thought) has been put into this, and I am hoping to have this be a core protocol our team at Project Hydro develops at the open source layer throughout 2020.   I'm massively bullish on DeFi, and this is just a testament of where I s...

Blockchain vs Coinbase Which Wallet to Choose?

3 days ago 5 minute read $4.85 tipped

Coinbase and Blockchain are serving the crypto community for many years and now considered as the leading crypto exchanges as well the secure wallet platforms. If you are a victim of confusion about selecting one platform from both according to your...