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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Why We Won’t See Effects of the Bitcoin Halving for Years

13 May 2020 3 minute read 4 comments alexroan

First of all, what is the Halving? In Blockchain, it’s so easy to be lost in the acronyms, buzzwords, and terminology. Amongst which, is The Bitcoin Halving. What is it? In the simplest terms: The Bitcoin Halving makes Bitcoin twice as expensive to “...

China's Digital Yuan: Surveillance Tool, Stability for Bitcoin?

27 May 2020 2 minute read 11 comments FarewelltoMinds

China's Digital Yuan: Surveillance Tool, Stability for Bitcoin?   The CCP continues to push towards a digitalization of the nation’s currency: RMB. But do not think that this is something like Bitcoin for the masses.  Forbes reports this with growing...

The Tezos (XTZ) Coinbase Staking Experiment

6 May 2020 3 minute read 47 comments Thomas Wolf

Last Updated: 5-22-2020 This one took a while to begin writing about; I had to wait for my Tezos to sit in my Coinbase account for over a month so that way I could build a buffer of time to start seeing staking rewards, a definite upset for anyone l...

Why Dash Won the Bitrefill Transaction Speed Race and What That Means

30 May 2020 6 minute read 10 comments TheDesertLynx

Bitrefill conducted a speed test, and surprise surpise, Dash won. A company that allows users to use cryptocurrency to top up prepaid phones and buy gift codes to almost any business imaginable, Bitrefill held a contest to highlight the fastest ways...

The easiest guide to get the most out of Brave

8 May 2020 7 minute read 32 comments Roberto D.

The Brave browser grows in notoriety because it respects privacy, but also because it gives the opportunity to earn BAT tokens, the browser's native cryptocurrency. Let's find out how to best use it. Please note: Whenever I write "Brave Browser" in t...

The Ethereum course will take off soon: 3 factors that indicate the upcoming surge in ETH volatility

25 May 2020 1 minute read 4 comments World Crypto

The main altcoin is still trading above $ 200, despite the latest correction in the crypto industry, which may continue. One well-known trader suggested that ETH is preparing for a major leap in the coming days or weeks. Even given the bearish foreca...

Bitcoin price analysis - we are near the end of consolidation

31 May 2020 2 minute read 5 comments zulonga

Bitcoin has moved in a very characteristic way since my last study, making a zigzag movement and forming a figure that by default points to the continuity of the trend, with that we have that the consolidation of bitcoin is close to resolving, along...

Market Update After Bitcoin Halving - Where The Prices are Headed?

12 May 2020 7 minute read 6 comments CryptoChartWizard91

Well, it finally happened.  After block number 630,000 was mined by AntPool on May 11th, 2020, the 3rd Bitcoin Block Halving event finally occurred as the Bitcoin mining subsidy was slashed in half from 12.5 BTC per block to just 6.25 BTC per block. ...

Learning Technical Analysis #5 | Symmetrical Triangles

17 May 2020 1 minute read 14 comments costanza

I continue my journey to properly learn all the basics of Technical Analysis making a summary of what I've learned in bite-sized pieces as a way to do better and possibly help those who are also getting into it more. In the past 2 posts, I covered so...

Ethereum 2.0. What to do with the coin and whether to buy it

17 May 2020 10 minute read 7 comments Kluma

The three-fold increase in the number of long positions on the cryptocurrency indicates that the crypto community expects it to switch to the second version of the network. How will the update affect the price of altcoin, how much will you earn on it...