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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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...

Ethereum 2.0 test network ready to launch

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 7 comments World Crypto

The developers of Ethereum 2.0 agreed to postpone the launch of the test network version 0.12 on Monday, so that all engineers were in place at the time of the launch of primary block. The test run of the Ethereum 2.0 network, Altona, is scheduled f...

Physical Bitcoins

7 Jul 2020 3 minute read 10 comments Zenthereum

While Bitcoin is famous for being an intangible asset, this isn't exactly true. A little after the inception of Bitcoin the first physical wallets appeared in the form of paper. A few years later first Bitcoins in metallic form appeared. Physical Bit...

Financial and Crypto Markets are on fire 🔥 today - But I can't help to think something is off !

6 Jul 2020 2 minute read 17 comments Crypto_Lemon

China's Securities Times front page on Monday said that fostering a “healthy” bull market after the pandemic is now more important to the economy than ever. Chinese social media exploded with searches for the term “open a stock account,” with bullish...

KeepKey Hardware Wallet In An Aluminum Nut Shell

9 Jul 2020 3 minute read 19 comments Smoljanovic

Introduction My intention was to compare the KeepKey, Ledger Nano X and Trezor T and write an article showing the results. I couldn't find enough reasons to even mention the Trezor and Ledger and will mainly focus this article on the only hardware w...

Cobo Vault – 100% Air-Gabbed Verifiable Hardware Wallet (Review)

5 Jul 2020 7 minute read 5 comments BitShills

  Cobo Vault is a truly secure hardware wallet designed for managing multiple different cryptocurrencies, in a way that ensures the device itself is 100% offline, and air-gabbed in all times. Meaning it cannot be connected with any other devices or m...

Top 5 CryptoCurrency Heists Ever Made

21 Jun 2020 3 minute read 4 comments insidetrader

In the short history of cryptocurrencies, we faced lots of problems such as disbelievers, accusers, shouters etc… Despite all the negativities, Bitcoin and its technology are still in progress and getting more supporters day-by-day. In such a period...

StableCoin : What's The Buzz with Stablecoins and Algorand

10 Jul 2020 12 minute read 12 comments Andrzej_0xa0

Over the past months and weeks, we've learned about two major stablecoins that will be migrating to Algorand blockchain (USDC, USDT). February 2020, Tether (the largest stablecoin by market cap) announced integration with Algorand platform , and a fe...

Litecoin Added to LocalCryptos P2P Exchange - Is Dash to be Next?

15 Jun 2020 3 minute read 10 comments Bragato18

It was February 2020, the world was still spinning on its axis. LocalCryptos was running a competition, where users got to vote for their favourite cryptocurrency to be the next added to the P2P marketplace. At the time the P2P marketplace was only s...

Into The Altcoin Forest - New Projects I'm Looking To Accumulate

6 Jul 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Sapphire

Recently I have been asked about coins I suggest hodling going into the next bull run. Though I don't give financial advice or offer suggestions, what I can do is mention what I am currently hodling and what I am keeping an eye on. In a recent post,...