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.

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

Business is destroying the community

2 weeks ago 2 minute read 9 comments Tradelize

A recent incident with the Steemit network caused a small resonance in a crypto community. As the topic progressed, it turned out that the PoS system became vulnerable when a business wanted to make a quick dent while destroying up-and-coming teams....

Stellar Lumens: Currently Worthless, but a Hidden Gem?

1 week ago 2 minute read 22 comments Thomas Wolf

For a while now I've been considering the fact that Proof of Work (POW) currencies that are hardware intensive such as Bitcoin would one day be rendered obsolete by currencies that operate under similar principles but use far less system resources, a...

Most profitable cryptocurrencies to mine in 2020

2 days ago 10 minute read 7 comments Changelly

Is cryptocurrency mining profitable now? Both yes and no. It depends on what and how you mine plus your electricity bills may vary depending on where your rigs or farms are located. Bitcoin (BTC) is not the most profitable mining coin anymore: mining...

The 2020 Whale Early Warning System: What We learn from 2020 'Hind Sight'

2 weeks ago 5 minute read 2 comments thunderboltkid

Rigged Markets?  Privileged Early Knowledge to make moves in the stock and bond markets unavailable to the rest? One look at the BTC charts spanning the events which led up to the Crash of 2020 March 9th in the world of Fiat reveals crypto markets an...

BAT, Mass Adoption and Related Matters - An Open Discussion

4 weeks ago 5 minute read 27 comments Bragato18

I was searching Publish0x for something new to read. Quick update on BAT caught my eye. Can never read enough about BAT, Brave Rewards and the Brave Browser. It was posted by AlexRypto under the Cryptocurrency trading tricks and tips blog. While I wo...

Tracking Bitcoin Price Using Python ? (web scraping Guide)

1 week ago 1 minute read 14 comments crypt0z

well in this tutorial we are going to make script that tracks bitcoin price every hour with web scraping technique so first we are going to use this third-party libraries, make sure to download them before we start : - requests - beautifulsoup4 - l...

Raspberry Pi - Project 02 (BTC Mining for Beginners')

2 weeks ago 4 minute read 30 comments Mynima

Introduction For anyone interested in my other mining blog posts (with GPUs and specific coin, then they can be found here). Otherwise, lets get going with the first of the crypto mining Pi Projects. Before I begin there are a couple of things to rem...

DeFi Essential Tools: Best Place To Discover Crypto Interests And Compare

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 16 comments tomoyan

Important aspects of earning passive income in DeFi space: Find high interest rates Find good platforms LoanScan is a great site to find best interest rates on stablecoins. Especially if you are into DeFi lending space because people are moving the...

Going Down With The Ship: Do Your Worst!

2 weeks ago 1 minute read 16 comments FarewelltoMinds

Going Down With The Ship It’s not wise to disclose how much of any kind of funds you have, let alone crypto. So I’m not going to say how much I have. What I will disclose is that I’ve decided never to sell. I’m going down with the ship. I don’t care...

Stellar Lumens (XLM) 🚀 Partnerships That Could Stop The Downward Trend In 2020!

1 week ago 3 minute read 24 comments Cryptonator`s Airdrop Hunt

Let`s be honest: Stellar Lumens (XLM) performed poorly last year. Also this year XLM's performance falls short of the expectations of the community. Overall, the cryptocurrency saw losses of 55%. However, innovative projects have been created on the...