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.

Owners of money: Who spins Bitcoin? What are the true goals of such a global project.

6 days ago 7 minute read Anonymous $0.68 tipped

Owners of money: Who spins Bitcoin? What are the true goals of such a global project. Encryption: Simply put, that is the basis of cryptocurrency payments What is the basis of a cryptocurrency network? Many will confidently answer that the main idea...

Will only 1% of coins survive?

6 days ago 4 minute read raven $2.75 tipped

Some months ago Ripple's CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that 99% of coins and tokens will go away. This sounds plausible, but is it actually true? To give some insight into this issue I decided to take a look on the crypto market of exactly 5 years ago...

Curate Bitcoin 11/15/2019 by dobobs

6 days ago 5 minute read dobobs $0.11 tipped

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CURATION. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision. Current Market Pr...

The BTC 2020 Halving. Why can we anticipate an increase in BTC price and what could diminish the effect?

6 days ago 5 minute read Qrcollector $2.58 tipped

Basic introduction.Bitcoin (BTC) works through a consensus mechanism called Proof of Work (PoW). To understand what this has to do with “The halving” or “The halfening” I give a (very) short explanation of what is important to understand what is abou...

My cat has a heart of BTC , a upgraded one than gold

6 days ago 4 minute read Greenchic $0.02 tipped

  My cat Garu has a very good nature, so I have many times mentioned that he has a heart of gold, but yesterday, I analysed its crypto Bitcoin horescope, and boy, that cat actually has a heart of Bitcoin(: , and hence forth I would like to give Garu...

CryptoRobotics Exchanges

6 days ago 1 minute read CryptoRobotics $0.43 tipped

Changing or choosing a cryptocurrency exchange is not an easy decision. Therefore, we updated the statistics for you: we defined the liquidity, the number of currency pairs and the exchange conditions on each exchange on CryptoRobotics platform: 💎CEX...

An Indian doctrine says.

6 days ago 1 minute read kripto sedat $0.03 tipped

  An Indian Doctrine Says Drink water from where a horse quenches its thirst; the horse never drinks bad water. Sleep where the cat lies, eat the Apple The Wolf touched. Pick the mushrooms that the mosquitoes have settled on fearlessly. Plant a tree...

They stole cryptocurrencies and social media access credentials with the SIM swapping technique: two arrests in Massachusetts

6 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.19 tipped

The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that it had arrested two men (Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington) in Massachusetts on charges of fraud and aggravated identity theft; the two men targeted prominent figures in the local crypto world and...

The Queen rules out crypto as currency !

1 week ago 2 minute read Kirito89 $0.10 tipped

Only a few weeks after the U.S. Internal Revenue Service published their new guidance for crypto taxation , the U.K.'s tax , payments and customs authority , Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs , has updated it's crypto taxation policy for individuals...

15/11/2019 Price Update: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litcoin, OX(ZRX), STEEM, Steem Base Dollars (SBD), Basic Attention Token, Bitshare, DAI, XRP, EOS, Binance coin, Huobi token, Maker

1 week ago 1 minute read Danoskie $0.05 tipped

Hello, How is you day going?It's another edition of DAILY CRYPTOS PRICE UPDATE.Today: 15/11/2019For crypto's bears vs bulls, the bears having taken the market down to about 0.05% for the past 24 hours but this shows that the bulls are really working...