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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Here Are The Steps I Took To Create A Brand New Token And Mint My Own Cryptocurrency

1 day ago 4 minute read Smoljanović

Here Are The Steps I Took To Create A Brand New Token And Mint My Own Cryptocurrency   So Many Cryptocurrencies The main reason there are so many cryptocurrencies is to leverage blockchain technology in all the areas that can benefit including but n...

Bitcoin price prediction after halving in 2020

1 day ago 5 minute read Changelly

Every 210 000 blocks (approximately every four years), the miners’ reward for the mined block in the Bitcoin network is halved, and new coins begin to appear two times slower. This process of reward reduction is called Halving and will take place unt...

North Korea Scale-Up Monero Mining Activity

1 day ago 2 minute read MinerUpdate

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. The second research report from threat intelligence agency Recorded Future highlights that North Korea have scaled up...

Did A Silk Road Bitcoin Dump Crash The Market Today?

21 hours ago 1 minute read mduchow

On Tuesday February 18th, the US marshalls hosted an auction for just over 4000 BTC which seems to have found its way to the market today with a significant sell order.    3:00PM-4:00PM   Dirty Money Sell Offs This wouldn't be the first time an FB...

The Hidden Network: A Story of Drugs, Extortion, and Bitcoin Part 1

15 hours ago 29 minute read mduchow

"How do you eat an Elephant? You nibble at it, nibble at it, just use a lot of little bites" explained Special Agent Jared Der- Yeghiayan at the FIC 2019 conference in France last year. He was describing how he helped in infiltrating the online marke...

Layer1 Launches Bitcoin Mining Containers in West Texas

19 hours ago 2 minute read MinerUpdate

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. Peter Thiel backed Bitcoin mining startup Layer1 launch several mining containers in West Texas. Each mining container...

The cryptocurrency market is maturing

1 day ago 2 minute read Tradelize

Many think about the future of cryptocurrencies and their role in the world economy. It's truly a revolution in the world of finance. But a huge number of different cryptocurrencies have failed to become a means of payment because of their instabilit...

Why Verasity Looks Ready To Go 20x

2 days ago 3 minute read AnalystX

In the last two months, the cryptocurrency market has gone through a revival of sorts, which has seen most popular cryptocurrencies rack up impressive gains in a short space of time. Though impressive, few cryptocurrencies have managed to generate th...

Bitcoin's Golden Cross - What is This and Can We Really Expect Another 100%+ Price Pump?

1 day ago 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91

Bitcoin bounced by around 4% over the past 24 hours after it rebounded from support at $9,600 and climbed back above $10,000 to reach $10,100. The cryptocurrency had found some resistance when it ran into the $10,400 region causing it to roll over an...

25 Cryptocurrency terms or words YOU NEED TO KNOW, right NOW!

2 days ago 6 minute read circuitops

Are you struggling to keep up with crypto enthusiast and crypto evangelist making fuzz with slang words such as "HE's a WHALE" or "BAT is breaking-out this month with 3% increase! TO THE MOON" on Reddit, publish0x, crypto communities, and crypto mark...