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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Top 5 Biggest Companies Accepting Cryptocurrency as A Form of Payment

18 Jun 2020 4 minute read 13 comments NOWPayments

With new revolutionary technologies like Bitcoin coming our way, we see money around several industries. We first saw Bitcoin being crowned as the new gold, it is the best returning asset with a limited supply. However, as a form of payment, Bitcoin...

4 News From This Week You Should Know (8 to 14 June)

14 Jun 2020 3 minute read 11 comments McAlex7

A pretty calm week in comparison to the previous ones but still interesting with the launch of an ambitious project and some surprising facts. I think it is really captivating to follow the evolution of the cryptocurrency world each week it gives us...

Grayscale Continues Buying More Bitcoin Than What’s Being Mined

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 12 comments Abhi K

Asset management firm Grayscale Investments purchased 19,879 Bitcoin (BTC) this week, according to analyst Kevin Rooke. Worth roughly $184 million, the firm now has a total of 400,000 BTC in its coffers. Rooke also added that the rate at which Graysc...

Why I Love Dogecoin: Memes Included

21 Jun 2020 1 minute read 10 comments jedryccc

Dogecoin is a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency that enables you to easily send money online. Think of it as "the internet currency." -Dogecoin.com Created by Jackson Palmer and Shibetoshi Nakamoto, Dogecoin started out as a joke curren...

The Market Dropped: Time to Buy in Again

28 Jun 2020 2 minute read 15 comments Thomas Wolf

It's been an odd day in the market, and not for the positive - unless you were looking to invest.Things were looking great, I went fishing, took a dirt-nap and woke up to a nice set of losses in my portfolios.  Luckily, I am far from done investing a...

Is Cryptocurrency the Future of Money?

26 Jun 2020 5 minute read 4 comments NOWPayments

Of course, cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, in particular, are entering our lives. The main factor that contributes to this is that cryptocurrencies create a trusted environment. You do not need a middleman or a third party. No one directly debits or cred...

Bitcoin, BAT, XTZ, Nano and Why I Care

17 Jun 2020 3 minute read 17 comments Thomas Wolf

Nothing like an unprecedented time for an interesting time.I have decided to put most altcoins on the back burner but I wanted to discuss my loyalties with the handful that remain.Bitcoin should require no explanation but I think it's fair to say it'...

Why the price of bitcoin is not rising

15 Jun 2020 4 minute read 3 comments Aristos

What reasons keep the price of cryptocurrency stuck? The JP Morgan report and what the technical analysis shows from the change in value in the last 24 hours. The strategy of hedge funds and the role of halving.   We used to dedicate an entire articl...

The Biggest Problem in Crypto

18 Jun 2020 2 minute read 16 comments Absolute Unit

Yes that title is a little clickbait-y and no it's not centralization or Craig Wright, even though they both deserve more awareness than I could ever write about. In my opinion the biggest problem in Crypto is a form of confirmation bias known as an...

The Price of Tomorrow: BTC As World Reserve Std by 2021?

12 Jun 2020 9 minute read 5 comments thunderboltkid

 BTC types Rejoice!  Yet another well researched "data point" supporting BTC as (at least a de facto) World Reserve Currency. Coming your way, sooner or later. (After the US 2020 election by MID 2021 is the TK call on this) Jeff Booth is the Chairman...