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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What are hardware wallets and why are they important to you?

31 Mar 2019 6 minute read 9 comments liquidsteel

Read to the end and get some free coins! “Would you walk around town carrying a million dollars in your pocket?” is the imagery some invoke when pitching hardware wallets. That analogy is not entirely correct. The better analogy is asking whether you...

Bitcoin: the SEC postpones the decision on Bitwise ETF and VanEck SolidX

30 Mar 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Matteofazz

Despite the positive words released by the SEC commissioners in recent months it was therefore decided to postpone the decision again. Overall the SEC has 240 days to comment on an ETF. Today's decision implies that the SEC took another 45 days, pos...

Cryptocurrency need their "WiFi moment," says Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson

30 Mar 2019 1 minute read 0 comments xlubecx

Charles Hoskinson, founder of IOHK, which is involved in the development of Cardano cryptocurrency (ADA), said the cryptocurrencies industry needs a new impetus. He likened it to "WiFi or Bluetooth momentum", the arrival of which meant a big leap for...

Could COSS be crypto’s sleeping giant?

30 Mar 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Blockspectator

COSS, an acronym for Crypto One Stop Solution is an exchange that was launched in 2017 and has been described by some as the crypto exchange 2.0, due to its broad-based feature set. The project wants to be able to provide businesses with the chance...

3 Reason Why Exchanges are Faking Bitcoin Trading Volumes

30 Mar 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Cryptofivers

Blockchain technology has been fronted as immutable and crypto exchanges are taking advantage of it to fake Bitcoin trading volumes. As much as it sounds unethical and unprofessional, exchanges are benefiting from the manipulation and fake trade volu...

Tron bought CoinPlay! Will blockchain create a marketplace for Google Play?

30 Mar 2019 1 minute read 0 comments xlubecx

The Tron Foundation, the foundation behind the development of the TRON blockchain, and the TRX cryptocurrency, has bought the blockchain app store CoinPlay. This was announced by Twitter CEO Justin Sun. With this new acquisition, Tron (TRX) wants to...

Cancelling a Stake | Ontology (ONT) Staking

30 Mar 2019 2 minute read 1 comment liquidsteel

Read to the end and get some free coins! Disclaimer: This is NOT financial advice and should not be taken as such. Not guaranteed to be correct or continue to be correct. Do your own research. This is a repost of my original on Medium. “It‘s not you,...

Bitcoin, EOS, ETH and XRP Analysis: REACHING A DECISION POINT

29 Mar 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Workin

Bitcoin, backed by a spike in volume, pushed up and out of the wedge it was consolidating in. It’s now testing the top of key resistance. EOS has been able to hold above $4.30 for the third day. Price spiked close to major resistance at $4.50 where...

Dogecoin | the meme that became serious money

29 Mar 2019 2 minute read 2 comments Blockspectator

Initially introduced in 2013, Dogecoin (DOGE) had the intention of being a much friendlier and light-hearted alternative to Bitcoin, in an otherwise serious and at times negative industry. Despite being launched for fun and primarily as a meme, Doge...

The BitBlockBoom #Bitcoin Conference Is Coming To Dallas, Texas!

29 Mar 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Gary Leland the Bitcoin Boomer

The BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference is setting up for a great 2nd year. The conference is scheduled for August the 17th & 18th in Dallas, Texas. This is a TRUE Bitcoin conference. This is not a blockchain conference or an ICO conference, but a Bitco...