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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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Market & Bitcoin Update — The most anticipated game of chess

23 Jul 2019 1 minute read Rubika Ventures $0.08 tipped

The most anticipated game of chess As many media outlets announced, Bakkt officially initiated the testing of future Bitcoin contracts. With this, high volatility in prices was expected. Which really has not been seen so far. Source: Bakkt Twitter T...

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH Price Analysis For 22-26 of July

22 Jul 2019 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $11.15 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets have been falling this month after going on an epic surge during May and June 2019. With Bitcoin falling and creating lower lows it felt like a good time to provide a quick overview of the top 5 projects! Bitcoin Bitcoin ha...

Country with almost 72% of area under forest cover

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read pn $0.11 tipped

Yes, you have read it right country with 72% of its area under forest cover. I am talking about a beautiful nature loving country Bhutan. Bhutan,a beautiful nature loving country has 72% of its area covered under forest. It's constitution was amended...

5 Tips for Doing Your Cryptocurrency Taxes

22 Jul 2019 3 minute read CryptoTrader.Tax $0.04 tipped

Paying taxes on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is becoming a priority for individuals in the US after the IRS announced on July 2nd, 2018 that one of their core campaigns and focuses for the year is the taxation of virtual currencies.   Depending...

Best Places for Trading Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

22 Jul 2019 23 minute read Jimmy D [Trybe.One I] $0.64 tipped

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have become all the rage of late.  Well, to be completely honest, all the rage for quite some time for those in the know.  Considering what happened in the bull run of 2017, I suspect when price action kicks off again, th...

World's only carbon negative country!!!

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read pn $0.11 tipped

Before knowing about world's only carbon negative country would you like to know what carbon negative means... WHAT IS CARBON NEGATIVE?? Most of the country's in the world produce much more carbon dioxide than they actually absorb but this country is...

Online Bitcoin Wallet For Beginners

22 Jul 2019 4 minute read MariusN $1.52 tipped

Cryptocurrencies began to grow again in the price and volume of capitalization, and this means that it is time to think about investing. If you are a beginner, you probably have a lot of questions. Particular attention is paid to Bitcoin — the standa...

Critical Mass

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read TheCryptoCurator $0.06 tipped

Crypto Watch TOP News (Sponsored by: Ellipal * Bakkt Bitcoin futures has reached “Critical Mass”, expected to launch in Q3. * Fidelity’s Crypto arm has officially applied to operate in New York as a trust. * Bulgaria’s Bitcoin...

Team Intro - Convergence of 4 Dimensions LLC CEO : Andrew Prell

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read CryptoSon $0.05 tipped

If I am funding or hunting as an ICO Expert, most of time I am looking for team history. This time somehow I choose Droid for the purpose and just opened team page. Well , most of time I saw lots of team members with not good experience or not well k...

CryptoWatch - The first Crypto Wallet Watch Hardware

22 Jul 2019 5 minute read Jino $0.08 tipped

As an ICO/IEO/ITO/STO cryptocurrency investor, you must be prepared to DYOR (do your own research) and take the time to analyze and study any potential ICO you may wish to invest in. It is so easy to get caught up in fake marketing and hype, leading...