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.


What exactly is Coinbase’s newest listing- Augur?

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read Blockspectator $0.01 tipped

Coinbase recently announced that they would be providing a listing for three further cryptocurrencies. These were EOS (EOS), Maker (MKR) and Augur (REP). The coins will be made available to trade on their Coinbase Pro platform, and will be launched i...

For BITCOIN Lovers

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read Crypto Pappy $0.00 tipped

For you BITCOIN Lovers who already haven't found this little gem, give IT a whirl! It does pay and it doesn't take FOREVER to reach the withdraw point!  This BITCOIN faucet is a wheel spin with a top prize of $200. It usually takes me about a week to...

The Newest Micro Nation + Blockchain technology = Liberland

9 Apr 2019 3 minute read pheonixdown-dee $0.03 tipped

  For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the idea of creating my own country and how / why borders and countries are formed in general. After my visit to the Vatican a few years back I was shellshocked to hear that it is not...

Zilliqa | Solving the great scalability problem

9 Apr 2019 2 minute read Blockspectator $0.02 tipped

Zilliqa advertises themselves as being able to achieve a speed of 2828 transactions per second. This is a significant claim. However, several projects in crypto claim to have 10K transactions per second, some even 100K. It seemed for a period; every...

Seeking Billions

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read TheCryptoCurator $0.01 tipped

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor TaxToken) * Facebook is seeking $1 Bln in venture capital for Crypto project. * Western Union partners with E-Wallet Coins.ph for cross-border remittances. * World’s fifth largest bank MUFG to put its Stablecoin to practi...

How technology and sport can change people’s lives in the 21st Century

9 Apr 2019 3 minute read Bitcademy Football $0.12 tipped

  We are currently witnessing an acceleration of technological advancement hitherto unseen in the history of humanity. The most rapid and profound changes to our way of life are unfolding in ways which, only a couple of decades ago, would have seemed...

Tron is waiting for more news. Also, collaboration with Ethereum

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read xlubecx $0.01 tipped

Justin Sun's founder and CEO of Tron (TRX) thinks there will be official collaboration between Tron and Ethereum this year. He said it on Saturday's Crypto Chick podcast interview. Specifically, Sun said during the podcast: "Even this year, we'll see...

Blumer of EOS criticizes Bitcoin: It is slow and transactions are expensive

9 Apr 2019 1 minute read xlubecx $0.00 tipped

Brendan Blumer, one of the leaders of EOS, has been criticizing Bitcoin. He is particularly concerned about the slow transaction times, the low number of transactions per second, and the high transaction costs. Block.one's 32-year-old CEO behind the...

Bitcoin futures at a record high- retail money coming back in?

8 Apr 2019 1 minute read Blockspectator $0.01 tipped

Bitcoin has seen massive volume in the futures markets. Retail investors could finally be taking a renewed interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies following regulatory updates from some of the world key economies. The CME Bitcoin futures contract h...

IOTA | The tangle solution for IoT

8 Apr 2019 1 minute read Blockspectator $0.04 tipped

The IoT revolution is firmly taking place. As the global population continues to grow and mature, the number of ‘internet of things’ devices will subsequently grow exponentially. It’s estimated by 2020; there will be over some 50 billion connected d...