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.

Bitcoin Price Up To 9,691 Right Now

31 Jul 2019 1 minute read duckmast3r $0.12 tipped

Right now the price of bitcoin is up to 9,691 and has gone up by about 2.05% in the last 24 hours. Yesterday when I checked it was at 9,491 so it's gone up by about 200 since yesterday. That's pretty good, but I need to see it go up over 10,000 again...

Is bitcoin really anonymous?

30 Jul 2019 2 minute read fulghum $0.07 tipped

If you ask someone what they think of Bitcoin, the word "anonymity" will fall without any doubt. Well, is this connection really adequate? Right at the beginning I will ask you, do you know who Satoshi Nakamoto is? For those who do not know the answ...

Bitcoin Swoons Before A Run to an All Time High- Catalysts and Golden Cross

30 Jul 2019 1 minute read Wstanley224 $0.08 tipped

Bitcoin has had an amazing 2019, and has retraced almost 33% to $9,400 recently. Analysts are seeing a golden cross-pattern emerging that is a long term-bullish pattern, that is very exciting for both Bitcoin investors and traders. Let's peel back th...

Memoirs of a day trader - The first time I bought XRP it doubled in price

30 Jul 2019 4 minute read Bitcoin Babaji $0.04 tipped

This was back in my early days when I first stumbled upon crypto back at the moment before Bitcoin went parabolic for its moon shot. It was late November 2017 and it became an attractive introduction to trading as an art, as well as Bitcoin as a tech...

Here Is My Checklist Before Investing In Any Cryptocurrency

30 Jul 2019 4 minute read paulOf91 $2.12 tipped

2017 and 2018 were VERY great times for the ICO boys after a very extended period in which ICOs were coming out left right and centre. Each day came with new projects all begging for them to be your cryptocurrency of choice. Many projects had some gr...

83% of US Investors Would Buy Bitcoin

30 Jul 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.03 tipped

In a recent poll by Grayscale seventy nine percent of respondents said they were bullish on Bitcoin’s growth potential. Given Bitcoin’s moniker as digital gold, Grayscale also investigated the overlap between investors in both assets, finding that a...

How Much Can Bitcoin, Ether and XRP Cost in 2025? 

30 Jul 2019 4 minute read Li_KungFu $1.96 tipped

Making a long term prediction 5 years into the future is a very difficult prediction to make. The truth is that unless you have figured out the mechanics of breaking through the time-space continuum, nobody actually knows! However, this does not stop...

Bex is safe, efficient and fast

30 Jul 2019 1 minute read fyjs $0.15 tipped

Bex is a secure, efficient and fast global digital asset derivatives trading platform focused on the digital currency derivatives business, leading the way in financial derivatives and IT power. Headquartered in Singapore. According to official sourc...

30 July 2019 Betting Tips

30 Jul 2019 1 minute read btcbet $0.06 tipped

30.07.2019 Betting Tips I choose the following from UEFA Champions League. Here are my picks. Good luck… Do not forget to take your 5 BTC Bonus at Cloudbet   Valletta FC v Ferencvarosi TC : Over 2.5@1.65 Cloudbet   Dinamo Zagreb v Saburtalo Tbilisi...

ONIZ - Decentralized Fund System

30 Jul 2019 3 minute read Jino $0.17 tipped

As an 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 you to make bad...