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.


SPEDN by Flexa - Starbucks, Whole Foods and other retailers accepting Bitcoin payments

16 May 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Mamaecrypto

Released to users on May 13th 2019 at Consensus SPEDN by Flexa became a hit instantly. The excitement surround its unofficial partnership with Starbucks, Whole foods and other groups also drove more bulls into the Bitcoin run which Hit $8300 Dollars...

Bitcoin Technical Analysis: Shorts Drop

16 May 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Workin

After a failed second attempt to break above, Bitcoin remains below the $8,450 resistance. Daily volume is currently hitting another all time high, just above $34 billion. Short positions have dropped nearly 41% inside of 1 min. In other words, 1 pe...

Thousands Of TD Ameritrade Clients Are Interested in Crypto

16 May 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Gary Leland the Bitcoin Boomer

A TD Ameritrade executive vice president noted that attendance has been “off the charts” at the bitcoin educational events facilitated by the company, and that this intense interest isn’t just from millennials, but older retail investors too BitBloc...

Bitcoin Tutorial for Beginners

16 May 2019 5 minute read 0 comments BtcSapiens

If you have no idea about Bitcoin, no worries, in this article we will define its main characteristics in a simple way, using examples for a better comprehension, without technicalities so that ordinary people can understand it. Bitcoin Network: Bit...

Death. Taxes. Crypto

16 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments TheCryptoCurator

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor iTrustCapital) * Opera Browser to add support for TRON and multiple other Blockchains within a year. * Coinbase Custody now has $1 Billion of Crypto under management. * World’s fifth-largest electrical company is using an...

CoinGecko Introduces “Trust Score” to Combat Fake Exchange Volume Data

16 May 2019 5 minute read 6 comments CoinGecko

In traditional markets, exchanges with high volume equate to high liquidity. However, in crypto markets, exchanges with high volume do not necessarily equate to high liquidity. This is because many of the unregulated exchanges engage in wash trading...

Steem/Bitcoin (16 May) #STEEM $STEEM #BTC $BTC

16 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoStation

STEEM has increased and touched the strong resistance, I don't think we should wait for the magic to come. Because there is one BIG magic is showing the possibility of losing 50% of value in a short timeThe expected buyzone will be 250sts and this wi...

🔥 US - IRAN WAR MAKES BITCOIN $ 100.000

16 May 2019 1 minute read 1 comment 215

British entrepreneur and writer Clem Chambers, a possible war between the US and Iran claimed to carry Bitcoin $ 100,000. British entrepreneur Clem Chambers, who argued that Bitcoin would drop to $ 3000, would show a big return in 2019, and succeeded...

ThetaToken/Bitcoin (16 May) #THETA $THETA #BTC $BTC

16 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoStation

THETA has reached the resistance and I don't think it can pass unless it completely breaks 1500sts zone and closes 12H candlestick above 1500sts. THETA is turning to a short-term downtrend to 900stsI think we can buy THETA at 890-900sts, but it is st...

Investing in Precious Metals – Should you do it with Crypto?

16 May 2019 3 minute read 3 comments Suspect78

When I began investing in precious metals, I did so with the hope that “storing” my fiat in a semi-liquid, appreciable asset, would not only allow me to grow my wealth in a steady manner, but invest in something that would retain value. Even in the e...