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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My Crypto Earnings (July)

2 Aug 2021 6 minute read 18 comments johnwege

Another month has come and gone and that means my favorite time has come again.  If your new, this is the time that I calculate my monthly earnings in crypto.  This is an on-going series of mine where I track my performance each month.  I do this not...

KuCoin Weekly Technical Overview: Is The Current Bitcoin Bull Market Momentary? Technical Analysis Says Otherwise 

2 Aug 2021 3 minute read 3 comments KuCoin Blog

The trillion-dollar global crypto market is finally experiencing reliable bullishness for over a week or so. The illusion of the everlasting Bitcoin and altcoin bull run in early 2021 was put to an end with the major update from Tesla and the China c...

Politicians and Bankers, Stop Being Afraid of Bitcoin. Let the Free Market Decide.

2 Aug 2021 4 minute read 3 comments ssaurel

In the Bitcoin world, a majority of investors spend their time focusing on the price of Bitcoin. These people are obsessed with the price of Bitcoin. As I've explained before, constantly looking at the price of Bitcoin is as pointless as constantly l...

Is the Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network Finally Impossible to Ignore?

2 Aug 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

Bitcoin's Second-Layer Solution: The Lightning Network Because the Bitcoin blockchain can handle so few transactions per second, the more people use and transact on the Bitcoin network, the more expensive it becomes for a user to get their transacti...

Ampleforth Could Power Increased Localization

3 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments zacharias

3 August 2021:   With the accelerating forces of climate change all but ensuring a move away from globalization, the rise of alternative models of societal organization are bound to include the return of localization.  More emphasis on local societal...

Stop Making This Bitcoin & Ethereum Mistake

20 hours ago 4 minute read 2 comments johnwege

The longer that you have been investing into the cryptocurrency market, it makes sense that you will learn much more than when you first began.  You gain valuable experience and knowledge; learning things that you should and shouldn't do in order to...

Which is Better: Bitcoin or Ethereum?

1 Aug 2021 5 minute read 8 comments MintDice.com

Cryptocurrency prices are once again on their way up. And if you aren’t in on the action just yet, it may be a good time to jump in. But if you are unfamiliar with how cryptocurrency works, this may leave you wondering just what you should purchase,...

The Biggest Cryptocurrency Thefts in the Last 10 Years

2 Aug 2021 9 minute read 1 comment SwapSpace

1. Bitstamp hack, $5.3 mln (BTC), January 4th, 2015 On January 4, 2015, the operational hot wallet of Bitstamp announced that it was hacked by an anonymous hacker and 19,000 Bitcoins (worth of $5 million) were lost. The initiation of the attack fell...

Don’t Listen to the Experts Saying Bitcoin Price Can Drop to $15K or Reach $100K. Do This Instead.

1 Aug 2021 3 minute read 8 comments ssaurel

The price of Bitcoin is currently facing what is called a dead cat bounce and will soon fall to $20K and then $15K. This is not my opinion, but it is what Bitcoin Bears have been saying ever since the price of Bitcoin rebounded to around $40K. Others...

The Great Exodus From China Continues – The Future of Bitcoin Mining Lies in North America

3 Aug 2021 4 minute read 5 comments ssaurel

For several years now, China was the dominant nation in Bitcoin mining. The dominance was such that Bitcoin's opponents never missed an opportunity to criticize Bitcoin by saying that the centralization of its Hash power was a major weakness. Besides...