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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Bitcoin's Death Cross is Fast Approaching. Here's What to Expect

12 Jun 2021 2 minute read 30 comments MarkHelfman

Death cross. Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? Bitcoin’s about to do it — within the next week or so. Death and bitcoin What’s a death cross? It’s a trading signal that appears when the 50 daily moving average drops below the 200 daily moving average on...

Set & Forget Ways To Earn Passive BTC

10 Jun 2021 3 minute read 45 comments Sapphire

Passive Is BestWhen prices drop, the best thing to do is to have passive mechanisms earning you BTC. There is something that many people seem to overlook when it comes to earning additional BTC and that is that this is not liveable or instantly meani...

How-to Hodl Like a Pro (with Nexo)

13 Jun 2021 8 minute read 35 comments Mynima

Introduction Bull Market or Bear Market, the goal is the same. Invest, earn, increase our position and possibly have a shot at an earlier retirement. Traditional financial services (TradFi), can get us there but they are slow and fixed into monetary...

Altcoins and ICOs Explained

13 Jun 2021 7 minute read 4 comments RelyOnCrypto

What Are Altcoins? Altcoins, called Alts for short, are non-Bitcoin cryptocurrencies. Alternative Coins is an abbreviation for the term Altcoin. As a result, LiteCoin, Ripple, Dash, and every other non-Bitcoin cryptocurrency are all classified as Alt...

What Is Bitcoin Taproot Activation and How Does It Changes Bitcoin Forever?

13 Jun 2021 5 minute read 3 comments CryptoWise

  Bitcoin Taproot Upgrade Is Set To Change The Game Of Privacy & Security I feel: For legacy bitcoin protocol, user’s data privacy & security is of supreme concern, and the Taproot upgrade is going to make its network more reliable, secure, and ef...

Bitcoin and the Sovereignty of Nations

12 Jun 2021 6 minute read 10 comments the.hifi.crypto

Are you brand new to crypto and not sure where to begin to learn about it? Check out my intro to cryptocurrency post and my cryptocurrency blog to learn more about this fascinating new technology! In his bestselling book on the bullish case for Bitco...

June 2021 Trending Coins - REN, BTC, ETH, SHIB, 10SET

13 Jun 2021 3 minute read 3 comments The Part Time Economist

Just yesterday, CoinGecko released its list of the top 10 trending coins for the first week of June 2021. This week's trending list has some familiar coins like ETH, SHIB, and BTC as well as some newcomers including 10SET and REN. In this post, I'll...

Just starting out in Crypto and confused about all the crypto wallet jargon?

12 Jun 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Michele Montecchi

Let us explain all the terms you need to understand. Getting into the cryptocurrency world means that you need to understand the industry background and some of the basic technical terms and concepts. So, before you get whisked away by this interesti...

Burning Gas for Bitcoin Mining

12 Jun 2021 2 minute read 11 comments Sir Loin

Has everyone spoken about the environmental friendliness of Bitcoin yet? Here is an interesting fact. Do you guys know what is associated gas? Well, shorty, associated gas is a by-product of oil production. Oil suppliers must either burn the gas or u...

$BTC ≈ $USD, now it is reality

11 Jun 2021 2 minute read 9 comments MikeZillo

How can we not talk about the front page news of all the newspapers? El Salvador has made Bitcoin legal tender. Obviously, it has not supplanted the Dollar, but has flanked it. By all means, even if it has "only" flanked it it is still a decision tha...