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.


🏀2019-20 NBA Season is Starting!

18 hours ago 1 minute read burky $0.05 tipped

Yes, the new NBA season is coming tonight! If we remember the last game of 2018-19 season that was between Golden State Warriors - Toronto Raptors NBA Finals Game 6 and that was on June 14th and Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship that day. It has...

A Simple, Smart Way to Swap and Trade Your Crypto

3 days ago 1 minute read Corlynne $0.05 tipped

With the proliferation of cyptocurrencies in circulation today it’s inevitable that a user may need to exchange one cryptocurrency for another. We see this most commonly when a service provider may accept a limited number of currencies and in some ca...

FREELANEX DECENTRALIZED BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM

1 week ago 5 minute read Lekato $0.05 tipped

  INTRODUCTION How nice to know that the world in which we live is much better than it was ten or even twenty years ago. Now, when there are so many opportunities, technologies and tools for our own implementation around us, we have a unique oppo...

Coins.ph - Philippines Gateway to Cryptocurrency World

1 week ago 1 minute read msimyunn $0.28 tipped

Philippines has been dubbed as the social media capital of the world. New study shows that the average time per day spent by Filipinos using social media particularly Facebook is 4:12 Hours. This behavior can be explained that Filipinos love to comm...

BTC Turning Bearish?

1 week ago 1 minute read EliteElliott $0.05 tipped

BTC/USD Unfortunately, BTC wasn't able to hold the Support level around 8230 and fell below it Yesterday. The next Support Zone comes in at around 8k. This is a crucial Support Level for BTC. If this Support fails to hold the Price up, BTC could quic...

VALUE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY;A QUESTION ASKED BY NEWBIES

6 days ago 1 minute read bitgold555 $0.04 tipped

When I first heard about bitcoin,I thought it was impossible.How you can have a purely digital currency?........and then I looked into it and it was brilliant.(Jeff Garzik-Founder of Dunvegan Space Systems) As financial systems ovolve in our world,so...

Metal or MTL cryptocurrency has completed the setup to take bullish move upto 780%

1 day ago 1 minute read moon333 $0.04 tipped

What is Metal or MTL cryptocurrency and Metal pay system: Metal is a blockchain-based crytpcurrency system which utilizes Proof of Payments to identify users whether the senders or receivers,The system rewarding users for converting fiat currency int...

What is Ravencoin – Beginner’s guide

3 weeks ago 3 minute read Btcbeginners.com $1.90 tipped

Interested in earning cryptocurrency for publishing & reading articles? Join today at Publish0x!** Are you ready to invest in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency? Sign up the Coinbase, you and I will receive 10$ worth of bonus when you are spending more than 1...

10+ places to earn crypto as a writer

5 Mar 2019 4 minute read profitofthegods $2.75 tipped

Cryptocurrencies are a great fit for the creative industries in many different ways. They can allow creators to take micropayments or to accept direct payment for their work without banks or payment processor taking a cut and potentially trying to ce...

Bitfinex Launches 3 TIER Referral Program!

2 days ago 1 minute read The Global Crypto Press Association $0.04 tipped

While we knew the Bitfinex Affiliate Program was coming, what no one expected was for it to be 3 tiers.So, here's how the tiers will work:- The friend you referred, you earn 18% of their exchange fees.- People your friend referred, 6% of their exchan...