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.


Satoshi - the fake reveal: Part 1

18 Aug 2019 2 minute read 5 comments viraladmin

After this article was made live - someone has since changed the satoshinrh website to correct the glaring error. Lets face it, everything about the Satoshi reveal just seemed strange and got stranger as time went on.  About 20 minutes before part 1...

NY Times reports on how Terrorists are turning to Bitcoin for funding

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 2 comments CryptoTapas.com

NY Times reported on how one terrorist group has turned to Bitcoin to fund their nefarious ambitions. The militant group has hosted a website that is available in 7 languages with a video explaining how to procure and send bitcoin without being trace...

US Delegation to visit Switzerland to discuss Libra

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTapas.com

Designated US House of Representatives group is scheduled to make a trip to Switzerland to discuss Cryptocurrencies, specifically, Facebook's Libra. Repercussions of the Facebook's Libra and its potential to proliferate the fiat currency space are am...

Bitcoin Crash Game Bit.Rocket Elevates Crypto Gaming To A New Level

18 Aug 2019 3 minute read 0 comments MintDice.com

Bit.Rocket Bitcoin Crash Game Of Luck And Skill Bit.Rocket is the Bitcoin crash game that is taking the world by storm. It is the perfect innovative mix of high quality graphic engines, an amazing gambling experience while also offering a skill gamin...

"US Customs should use Blockchain" Next Generation Facilitation Sub-Committee recommends

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments CryptoTapas.com

Next Generation Facilitation Sub-Committee of the 'Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)' has issued a report in which it enthusiastically recommends the Customs and Border Protection to facilitate for the usage of Blockchain. Repor...

Bitcoin 08/18/2019 by dobobs

18 Aug 2019 4 minute read 0 comments dobobs

Live Cryptocurrency Market by: Coin360.com 한 줄로 읽는 암호화폐 뉴스(Daily Crypto News, 08/19) [coinpress.co.kr] [굿모닝 비트코인] 0818 비트코인 연말까지 13,000달러 넘을 것, 8,000달러 이하로 하락할 가능성도 낮아.. 백트 출시 전 상존하는 낙관론과 비...

Now's an Excellent Time to Buy Bitcoin - Goldman Sachs

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Krypton it's

H Now's an Excellent Time to Buy Bitcoin - Goldman SachsThursday, August 18 2019 "When you invest, you are buying a day that you don’t have to work." –Aya Laraya 5-Day Change •Bitcoin: $10,032.82 -15.68%   •Ethereum:   $183.93 -13.54...

Electric company of Arequipa Peru will use Blockchain to improve transparency in light collection

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments MonoBlack

  The Electric Society of Arequipa seeks to improve the billing process, benefiting half a million customers.     The Electric Society of Arequipa (SEAL) in Peru enters a new stage of digital transformation by using Blockchain in order to improve...

Bitcoin price today (August 18): Facing the risk of retesting $9,000

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Cryptonewscom

The past trading hours, Bitcoin continues to move in a negative way and most of the cryptocurrency market is in a similar situation After touching a low of $9,800 on August 16, Bitcoin price recovered slightly to $10,500 but this joy did not last lo...

A look into the Coinbase wallet App

18 Aug 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Cal_tv93

So I never actually wrote a good review on the Coinbase wallet app. No, it's not coinbase.com where you can buy crypto using your card, this is a fully decentralized wallet app for your phone. Compared to the Metamask Coinbase wallet isn't only suppo...