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.

Is Bitcoin a Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Design Rationale.

1 week ago 24 minute read CryptoBoomer $7.11 tipped

Bitcoin is the primeval blockchain prototype embodying the core concept that developed into a whole new paradigm in distributed systems design (pulling it from the relative obscurity of a fringe field in computer science to the forefront and focus of...

Beginners' Guide to Crypto: Introduction to Proof of Stake

1 week ago 3 minute read Incent $3.03 tipped

A previous article looked at Proof of Work, the energy-intensive means by which Bitcoin’s security is maintained and transactions are processed. As a Waves token, Incent relies on a version of the more streamlined Proof of Stake consensus model. In a...

BTC - LTC - ETH 2019 Performance (statistical analysis) Part 1

3 days ago 2 minute read CryptoAddict $2.78 tipped

Bitcoin - Litecoin - Ethereum 2019 Performance Analysis   IntroductionThe sentiment about cryptocurrency has changed drastically since BTC retraced from over 12.000 USD to now just over 8000 USD. In this article we will look at the correlation betwee...

Why bitcoin won’t ‘go to zero’ overnight

3 days ago 3 minute read Incent $2.70 tipped

Network effect is powerful. If we can build that for Incent, we’re in a strong position too. One of the main objections people have to holding or using cryptocurrency is the idea that there’s nothing underpinning its value. This is a widespread view,...

Pump n Dump: Killing the Cryptocurrency Market

4 days ago 2 minute read Blockchain Anchor $2.62 tipped

Blockchain startups are entering the space with the goal of overthrowing the king known as "Bitcoin" and taking over that coveted #1 position. In my personal opinion, I don't see why any new blockchain startup wouldn't want to set their sights on eve...

What is GitHub and why it matters in your crypto investments

3 days ago 5 minute read iMil $2.61 tipped

If you are into cryptocurrencies, you probably have read the following in pretty much every enthusiast group: - Did you read about PooCoin? It's the dope! you need to invest in it they have such an amazing technology!- Yeah well, their GitHub reposit...

What is LITION ( LIT ) ? Comprehensive analysis

1 week ago 1 minute read Snow Under Sun $2.35 tipped

Some of you already heard Lition and its ICO. 3 major features.   1- DIFFERENT ICO MODEL ICOs that normally spread very cheaply in the private saloon. LIT, Private sale area did not make any discounts in this very rare situation. then you can say why...

The NFT Revolution!

8 hours ago 7 minute read @cryptomandate $2.30 tipped

The blockchain has brought with it many new use cases for many different industries. One industry that’s experiencing major blockchain innovations is gaming. As one of the biggest industries in the world, gaming is very much centralized. Yes, there m...


1 day ago 2 minute read charlesfuchs $2.17 tipped

This just arrived, my MCO "Crypto" Visa Credit Card! Do you get yours yet? If you didn't, it's time to get one now! 💁‍♂️ I've waited for years for a company that can "do it right" and to my surprise, just did that. The card is currently FR...

Making A Difference: Charities You Should Know About

3 days ago 3 minute read Blockchain Anchor $1.75 tipped

   God made us all different so no one person is the same. I understand this to mean that each person is passionate about different causes. For me, it could mean supporting religious freedom and for others it could mean standing up for sex traffickin...