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.

Top 10 Cryptocurrency Market Capitalizations Through Time

38 minutes ago 3 minute read crypto_moose $0.06 tipped

Why do some altcoins  have “staying power” while others appear, rise in to the top 10 by market capitalization -  only to slowly fade away. If you look back at the roster of top 10 coins from the previous five years you will see a small list of “forg...

First Corona Virus Outbreak in USA!

1 hour ago 1 minute read Bitron Prime $0.04 tipped

First Coronavirus Case in the US! So let me get this straight about this coronavirus! It’s “new” yet it was lab created and patented in 2015 (in development since 03’) The patent expired (today) on the day the first case is announced in the US The...

India does not intend to ban cryptocurrencies, but the patch placed by the central bank behind the ruling of the supreme court is worse than the hole

1 hour ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.01 tipped

The Indian Supreme Court has decided to postpone the sentence in the case involving the country's central bank, sued by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on the charge of having exceeded its powers by preventing normal banking oper...

Perfect Time For Me To Buy BAT

3 hours ago 1 minute read Smoljanovic $0.19 tipped

Perfect Time For Me To Buy BAT Why is it good time? The value of BAT has slightly plummeted over the week.  I watched it rise to 2.28 SEK/BAT from about 1.9 SEK previously.  BAT will undoubtedly increase in value because of all the forces in motion...

Blockchain vs Coinbase Which Wallet to Choose?

3 hours ago 5 minute read $0.17 tipped

Coinbase and Blockchain are serving the crypto community for many years and now considered as the leading crypto exchanges as well the secure wallet platforms. If you are a victim of confusion about selecting one platform from both according to your...

What is Online Trading and its Different Types

3 hours ago 3 minute read $0.05 tipped

In today’s world, the trend for online trading is increasing day by day. Online trading is a source of earning money and getting rich in a short period of time. Therefore, most of the people have directed themselves toward online trading either forex...

Bitcoin Futures Bakkt discloses more details about its upcoming crypto trading app

3 hours ago 1 minute read $0.06 tipped

The Physically-settled bitcoin futures contract platform Bakkt has disclosed more details about its crypto trading application. Bakkt plans to launch its crypto trading app also known as consumer app this year. Therefore, it has revealed more details...

Top 9 Cryptocurrencies In 2020 and Beyond (Tough Picks)

3 hours ago 8 minute read CryptoSorted $0.13 tipped

More than 10 cryptocurrencies currently in the top 20 will lose their places this year (2020). ~CryptoSorted. What cryptocurrencies will enjoy the TOP 9 spot in 2020 and beyond? These and many such questions occupy the mind of most crypto enthusias...

ETH2.0 Deposit Contract successfully passes Formal Verification

3 hours ago 1 minute read $0.05 tipped

The formal verification of the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract has been passed successfully. Now Ethereum deposit contract is ready to go. Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract is considered one of the most important smart contracts for the network and now it...

Price analysis 23, Jan Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, Bitcoin Cash.

4 hours ago 1 minute read haidernasir $0.02 tipped

Bitcoin, ethereum, XRP and BCH has almost lost 3% in its price, while litecoin has almost lost 5% in its price. Here a price analysis of five cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin/USD Bitcoin is at $8,322.02 with a loss of -3.62% in its price in the previous 24...