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.

Deposited Wrong to Okex? Guide to Get Coins Back

1 week ago 1 minute read kingscrown $2.30 tipped

Sometimes when doing deposits to exchanges you can do a mistake.. Ie send STEEM to SBD, send BTC to BCH or use wrong memo on a lot of things. Every exchange has different ways to operate that, but 99% times ends with KYC. Okex is an amazing spot, if...

When will the blockchain hype end?

4 days ago 3 minute read starke_kunst $2.01 tipped

Have you heard about the Hype Cycle? This term can be applied directly to blockchain technology. In 1995, research company Gartner proposed the Hype Cycle, a technology maturity curve that graphically represents the maturity and adoption of technolog...

Are Bitcoin Casinos Legal in the USA?

3 days ago 4 minute read MintDice $1.97 tipped

When Bitcoin first emerged as a digital currency in 2009, few people knew little, or nothing, about it. Even as it has become more popular in recent years, most people still have questions, many of which are in regards to the legalities of Bitcoin, e...

Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacks are on the Rise

6 days ago 2 minute read Matthew Rosenquist $1.94 tipped

Seven major cryptocurrency exchanges were victimized in 2019, totaling over $160 million in financial theft.  As predicted, cybercriminal hackers targeted crypto exchanges in 2019 and the trend will continue into 2020.    Crypto exchanges are relati...

My interview with John McAfee is live. We speak of decentralized social media.

3 days ago 1 minute read kingscrown $1.77 tipped

 have been doing some changes on the website so it took more time than I've expected but its finally live.If you are here or follow me on you know i do those unique interviews with people, run a newsletter with unique tricks and write...

WazirX and Binance making it easier for Indians to get into cryptos - Incredible!!

6 days ago 3 minute read Greenchic $1.70 tipped

  Last month’s exciting news for me was Indian crypto exchange WazirX’s acquisition by giant international exchange Binance. Both these exchanges are from where I acquire my cryptos which I generally store in Atomic wallet and Celsius Wallet(: … So,...

Bitcoin Vs Litecoin: is the prodigal son really better?

1 day ago 4 minute read MadMaxx $1.44 tipped

This post took quite some time and effort to put together. I'd love a tip and follow to encourage my work. Cheers! I love crypto fights. When one tries to outdo the other. And today's fight is : LTC Vs BTC. So similar. Yet so different. With one born...

Spectrecoin - December 2019 newsletter

2 days ago 6 minute read SpectreCoin $1.37 tipped

Welcome to the December 2019 newsletter and the last one this year. Spectrecoin has made great progress in 2019 and we are still going strong despite a prolonged bear market and an overall unenthusiastic sentiment across the crypto world. Our develop...

Drop It Like It’s Hot: By “It” We Mean The Minimum Exchange Amount!

1 week ago 1 minute read ChangeNOW $1.12 tipped

ChangeNOW, the most user-friendly instant cryptocurrency exchange service, is excited to announce that the minimum exchange amount has dropped significantly for the two the most popular exchange pairs: Bitcoin to Ethereum and Ethereum to Bitcoin! We...

Is Stellar Lumens (XLM) a Good Investment?

1 week ago 7 minute read CryptoBoomer $7.94 tipped

Making the right investment in cryptocurrencies is not like investing in other markets. The two clearest things, for those who have just begun investing and are observing how the market works, are that it is EXTREMELY volatile and that many of the st...