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.

Beginners’ guide to crypto: how do I know my funds are secure?

1 week ago 2 minute read Incent $2.36 tipped

Navigating your way around the complex world of cryptocurrency security can be harder than finding your way out of the back streets of Bognor blindfold. This article explains why you can be confident your crypto – including Incent – is safe. If you’v...

One Coin to Rule Them All? -My Thoughts on Bitcoin Maximalism.

2 weeks ago 4 minute read The Part Time Economist $2.27 tipped

Let me be the first to say that Bitcoin was and is a true ground breaker, a great coin, and deserves a lot of credit for popularizing both cryptocurrency and the concept of the blockchain. Although I am generally optimistic about Bitcoin, I have lea...

Hybridization of Equities and Tokens

2 weeks ago 3 minute read Cryptoonestop $2.21 tipped

“We’re witnessing the creative destruction of financial services, rearranging itself around the consumer.” -Arvind Sankaran   Code is consuming everything in our lives. First, code ate information, today code is eating finance. As a result, we will...

Can cryptocurrency mining ever be decentralized?

2 days ago 4 minute read viraladmin $2.21 tipped

Today I want to talk about a topic I have thought long and hard about. It is something that in the world of cryptocurrency people want to ignore and they want to believe can exist, but the truth is in its purest form it cannot exist ever. As the titl...

How I Earned My First Bitcoin with Zero Investment !!

2 weeks ago 5 minute read Nibu P Rajoo $2.06 tipped

  This is my story of how I earned my first full bitcoin with Zero investment. It will be unfair to say there was zero investment. Maybe not in financial terms, but I do have invested my precious time and have put considerable efforts to reach my goa...

What is the Bitcoin Halving and Why Does it Matter?

2 weeks ago 4 minute read Khanondrum $2.04 tipped

A simple story of supply and demand   My objective is to break down what exactly is a halving, why it matters, and what impacts it will have on the market and (because I’m a horrible person) on price. What is a Halving? To begin we must first underst...

Security Tokens vs. Utility Tokens: What are the Differences?

3 weeks ago 5 minute read MintDice $1.99 tipped

Blockchains are proving to be incredibly useful, and are estimated to reach a market size of more than $7 billion by 2024 according to Grandview Research. They are also set to drive many operations that were seen as inefficient in the past. Although...

Nano Gets Yahoo Finance Spotlight

1 week ago 1 minute read KeenanRIVALS $1.94 tipped

How many of you have seen the Interactive Bird Feeder Live stream over on YouTube? For those who didn't here's the link. The concept is pretty simple, these birds need food and Mr. Dove is willing to feed them with help from the community. What he di...

Bitcoin controls the market and this is why

3 weeks ago 7 minute read viraladmin $1.91 tipped

To date bitcoin has not only the largest market capitalization in all of cryptocurrency, it has a market cap so large that it controls nearly 70% of the entire industry. The fact is no other project has ever come close to being able to overtake it....

A Guide: Ripple vs. Bitcoin

2 days ago 5 minute read MintDice $1.83 tipped

When anyone hears the word “cryptocurrency,” what most likely comes to mind is Bitcoin. Over the years and through many great ups and terrible downs, the pioneer digital currency has become the most popularly used one among the bunch. With a market c...