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 behaviour.

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.


The story of why Bitcoin and Ethereum forked; and why EOS can't.

6 days ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $6.75 tipped

A time not long ago The year is 2009, and just as the year was starting Bitcoin is born on 3 January. Its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first block containing a reward of 50 bitcoins. This genesis block had a message embedded on it reading 'The...

New Trend in Crypto Space? Here's Where The Big Money is Shifting

6 days ago 1 minute read Ed-california $4.66 tipped

A new report released by Outlier Ventures, published on August 13, shows a new trend emerging in the crypto space: development and focus seems to be shifting from the use of cryptocurrencies to its use in convergence applications. The report, called...

Security Tokens vs. Utility Tokens: What are the Differences?

2 days ago 5 minute read MintDice $2.04 tipped

Blockchains are proving to be incredibly useful, and are estimated to reach a market size of more than $7 billion by 2024 according to Grandview Research. They are also set to drive many operations that were seen as inefficient in the past. Although...

CryptoTab browser - the easiest way to earn some change in bitcoin while doing absolutely nothing

1 hour ago 1 minute read DimitarM $0.04 tipped

So, this past week I've been earning about 22 cents per day in bitcoin while running CryptoTab Browser in the background on my laptop. I know it's not much, but hey, this is more than what I pay to run the laptop in general. It stays on anyway so I c...

Cryptographic PoS Enabled in Venezuela

3 hours ago 2 minute read Juan Molina $0.05 tipped

Venezuela is living a voracious hyperinflation. As an escape measure, citizens have sought alternatives to the Bolivar in order to protect the value of their money. The US dollar has become a currency of daily use and more and more people are interes...

The meaning of cryptocurrency in everyday life

5 hours ago 2 minute read nervi $0.06 tipped

We hear about cryptocurrencies on a daily basis in various sources of information. It appears in newspapers, television and of course on the internet. Let's think about whether at this moment cryptocurrencies make sense and are valuable in our lives?...

Coinbase seeing $200-400M per week from Institutional Clients

10 hours ago 1 minute read Doc $0.25 tipped

Coinbase is seeing major investments flowing in every week from institutions. Roughly 12 months ago, it was questionable whether institutions would ever actually jump into bitcoin and crypto in any meaningful way. Now, it's not even a question of "if...

BEYOND BITCOIN. The Future of Digital Currency. Part XI The Future is Happening Now / RAIDAtech

10 hours ago 10 minute read CloudCoin $0.10 tipped

"Best way to predict the future is to build it!" Honest Abe A new currency and new freedom Economists say that money is a store of value, a medium of exchange, and a unit of account. "I hate to insult the entire branch of study, but it seems these e...

AIGO Ecosystem and Platform: Integrating Blockchain into e-Commerce!

11 hours ago 2 minute read nejibens $0.07 tipped

AIGO is one of the most useful startup projects nowadays, because its concept is attractive, and its coming platform is expected to be largely needed by the crypto community in the near future. Let's explain this project a little bit more in this art...

How to Choose a Bitcoin IRA

12 hours ago 4 minute read MintDice $0.00 tipped

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gradually finding new applications as virtual currencies become more advanced. Finance is the most apparent application of these technologies, and many of its processes are becoming more efficient as a result of...

Lazy Man's ULTIMATE Guide to Earning Free Passive Cash by Doing NOTHING (2019)

12 hours ago 7 minute read tostr $0.06 tipped

Step 1: Apps   (If you're worried about these apps stealing your personal information, just put them on an alternate phone. I've been using my earnings to buy cheap $20-30 android phones on ebay (look for a "bad ESN") and let them earn money for m...

Foodball is the popular game

12 hours ago 1 minute read rayhan111 $0.02 tipped

Everybody like to game. but foodball game is one of the best game in the world.everybody like to foodball game.Foodball game are popular game in the world.this game are very harmful game. we are very happy becous our Banglades every village mans play...

The Application of Blockchain in the Food Industry

14 hours ago 5 minute read MintDice $0.03 tipped

Blockchain has been making headlines in many industries, including banking, gambling, real estate, energy, healthcare and even entertainment. The praises and misconceptions keep flying around about its ability to change every global industrial platfo...