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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July Report: Crypto, Precious Metals & Stocks

31 Jul 2020 5 minute read 27 comments Thomas Wolf

Today I wanted to discuss how the markets have been behaving in relation to each other, particularly in how crypto is stomping all over the "competition" aka FIAT-oriented services such as stocks, and how precious metals are responding.Bitcoin is cur...

The easiest guide to earn BTC, DOGE, LTC, BCH and DASH

1 Aug 2020 8 minute read 22 comments Roberto D.

Many people in the comments to my articles have always advised me to use CoinPot. Its operation is particular compared to other faucets in that the CoinPot.co site serves to see the aggregated earnings of all the faucets (faucets that will pay you di...

The Danger Of Liquidity Crisis For Crypto

1 Aug 2020 2 minute read 12 comments reedyzzx

For so many years, a lot of people have been saying that cryptocurrencies are the anti-fiat and anti-economy. After all, it was born out of the 2008 global financial crisis. Its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, had been saying multiple times on how the ce...

When To Take Your Crypto Profits

1 Aug 2020 2 minute read 26 comments Scott Cunningham

People are always debating over when to realize your gains and take your crypto profits. There are many strategies and things that factor into this. Let’s dive into all that now! There are many things to be considered when investing but for me, the...

ETH Transaction Fees now account for 30% of miner rewards. This is potentially VERY BAD.

3 Aug 2020 1 minute read 18 comments FarewelltoMinds

As the gas fees on ETH have grown with its use, fueled mostly by shitcoins and scams (as I have proved to you previously, using data based on the highest gas burners) fees now comprise over 30% of miner revenue.  Coinmetrics.io reports on this, found...

August 1st FOMO: Bitcoin Breaks $12,100 USD

2 Aug 2020 3 minute read 13 comments Thomas Wolf

Update 8/2/2020:  Well, that didn't go so well for the bulls, did it?  Damn bears!  Starting to sound like a fantasy sports blog up in here.What the damage is:  Bitcoin is down to $11,145 USD as of 10:09 AM CTZ.  Ethereum seems to be taking the cake...

The Reset: Silver,& Gold, Root Stock & Seeds AND Maybe.. a few cryptos?

2 Aug 2020 9 minute read 10 comments thunderboltkid

That is if your Internet network connection survives a Big Prolonged (and likely planned) Blackout. The Post Apocalyptic Economic Reset Period of our lives might be just around the corner AND, What will you do? Think the Internet will be still up eve...

Cardano's Shelley Launched, But Why No Price Change!?

31 Jul 2020 4 minute read 8 comments johnwege

It's the time that many Cardano fans have been waiting ages for; the Shelley mainnet has officially launched!  This protocol upgrade has changed Cardano into a decentralized blockchain, bringing along with it the ability to stake your ADA, and many o...

Keycard – Contactless Hardware Wallet

30 Jul 2020 3 minute read 2 comments Moj Kripto

For Croatian version of this post click here.   Keycard is a secure contactless hardware wallet based on NFC technology.   Keycard combines the security of an air-gapped hardware wallet with simplicity and low cost of the credit card. The concept was...

The Top 17 Things WE Hate in Crypto-Life

31 Jul 2020 8 minute read 29 comments Thomas Wolf

Disclaimer:  I want to know about the things that drive you insane about crypto-life also!  This way, I can add to the list :) Consider this a Wiki.I've been thinking a lot lately about the things that hinder me on a daily basis.  It's a habit for me...