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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The Oxford English Dictionary Adds The Word Satoshi #403

6 days ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.01 tipped

On October 9th the Oxford English Dictionary announced that it added the word “Satoshi,” which is Bitcoin’s smallest unit. VIDEO: PODCAST: ALEXA: WEBSIT...

Best Ways to Earn Free Ripple (XRP) coin

2 weeks ago 3 minute read leonya9 $0.01 tipped

Best Ways to Earn Free Ripple (XRP) coin Ripple (XRP) is an independent digital asset that is native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger. With proven governance and the fastest transaction confirmation of its kind, XRP is said to be the most efficient set...

The Idea Of What Constitutes An S**coin Will Dramatically Change In The Near Future

4 weeks ago 14 minute read Cryptolohy $3.67 tipped

"Nothing has intrinsic value, intrinsic value is a meaningless term because value has to be subjective in the eyes of the valuer" Erik Vorhees, CEO of Shapeshift, in his debate with Peter Schiff   I do not agree with this previous quote from Erik V...

Bitcoin's Lifespan Already Reached 40% of Average Fiat #406

1 day ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.01 tipped

As Bitcoin statistician and commentator Willy Woo noted, Bitcoin has been around 40% as long as the average government issued currency. PODCAST: ALEXA: WEBSITE: https://4MinuteCrypt...

The Fed Just Printed More Money Than Bitcoin’s Entire Market Cap #407

16 hours ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.01 tipped

Bitcoin proponents are voicing alarm after the United States Federal Reserve printed more than its entire market cap in new money this month. YouTube: PODCAST: ALEXA: https://4MinuteCry...

Ripple (XRP) vs Bitcoin (BTC) - The Key Differences You Should Know

2 weeks ago 4 minute read Gustas_X_R_P $7.03 tipped

I ought to make it clear from the get go that I don’t consider Ripple’s XRP and Bitcoin to be competitors - they are two coins with extremely different use cases and target audiences. The point of this whole write up is that I want to point out the k...

Can We Experience a Similar Bull Run in 2019 that Happened in 2017?

6 Aug 2019 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $12.08 tipped

It seems that the Bitcoin bulls are back in action once again after surging toward the $12,000 region this week! This latest push higher has many believing that we are about to witness a bull-run akin to the magical late-2017 bull run previously witn...

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH Price Prediction for August 2019

31 Jul 2019 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $4.99 tipped

Finally, the cryptocurrency markets have started to show the initial signs that this period of recent consolidation may have come to a close. With August upon us, I felt it was time to update my last predictions so here are my price predictions for t...

What is Bitcoin Cash? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Bitcoin Cash]

16 Sep 2019 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $7.38 tipped

Bitcoin Cash is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and it’s also the most successful Bitcoin hard fork. While there are a lot of other versions of Bitcoin hard forks but none of them has as much popularity as Bitcoin Cash. With more than $5.5...

Why Facebook's Libra is One of the Best Things That Happened To Crypto Industry

17 Sep 2019 2 minute read Ed-california $4.56 tipped

The entire Libra cryptocurrency situation continues to heat up as both Germany and France have come forward to block Libra from ever running within their borders. If you have been living under the metaphorical crypto rock lately, you may have missed...