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.


Will only 1% of coins survive?

5 days ago 4 minute read raven $3.04 tipped

Some months ago Ripple's CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that 99% of coins and tokens will go away. This sounds plausible, but is it actually true? To give some insight into this issue I decided to take a look on the crypto market of exactly 5 years ago...

The BTC 2020 Halving. Why can we anticipate an increase in BTC price and what could diminish the effect?

5 days ago 5 minute read Qrcollector $2.89 tipped

Basic introduction.Bitcoin (BTC) works through a consensus mechanism called Proof of Work (PoW). To understand what this has to do with “The halving” or “The halfening” I give a (very) short explanation of what is important to understand what is abou...

What Can You Buy with Bitcoin Today?

1 day ago 4 minute read cam_elica_24 $2.22 tipped

Bitcoin has come a long way from its first real-world purchase back in May 2010 when Laszlo Hanyecz paid a fellow early adopter 10,000 bitcoin to order him two Papa John's pizzas. At the time of the offer, that amount was more or less a fair-value ex...

Facebook Libra, Stable coins and Asure Network

8 minutes ago 3 minute read cafoo41 $0.01 tipped

Products based on Stable cryptocurrencies have many advantages over the same products that can only be bought for fiat currencies. Among such advantages are global access and usage, price stability, favorable capital, self-regulation, and self-manage...

Shapeshift Announced Zero Commission Trading

27 minutes ago 1 minute read HowToVids $0.01 tipped

Every company tries to come up with a new offer that is attractive to gain more customers. Because customers are the objective of almost every business. So they offer services and packages other, not able to provide so that customers come towards the...

Bitcoin ATM's are now reaching 6,000 worldwide. Check this out why?

42 minutes ago 1 minute read Crypto Beeporter! $0.04 tipped

Bitcoin ATMs got a record of a new milestone for exceeding 6,000 installed around the world. As stated on CoinATMRadar, there are currently 6004 ATM machines installed and over 65% are mostly in the United States. In addition, data shows an average o...

Braiins Release Stratum v2 Specifications

3 hours ago 4 minute read MinerUpdate $0.18 tipped

Braiins release the specifications for Stratum v2. The Stratum v2 specs address key security holes highlighted in Stratum v1 while also providing data efficiency benefits to miners and mining pools. Quick take; Braiins publish the specifications for...

Mine Bitcoin on Nasdaq

3 hours ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.20 tipped

Who would have thought this happens since other company which tried to list their mining Canaan Creative a chinese competitor of Bitmain filed for $400 mln IPO on Nasdaq and got accepted but with 100 million value instead. Now on 20th November, they...

CRYPTO GEMS #2: UDoo

3 hours ago 6 minute read Crypto HunterX $0.06 tipped

Introduction Believe it or not, every other time you browse, sign up or login to social media you are unknowingly generating data. These data are usually bundled and either sold to a marketer, or used to improve the platform’s pro-profit systems. It’...

BOOM OR DOOM FOR BITCOIN? BTC: DOUBLE BOTTOM BLAST OFF! CAUGHT: RIPPLE EXPOSED! FRENCH ARMY USE XTZ!

3 hours ago 1 minute read CryptoBitcoinChris $0.04 tipped

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Crypto expectations for 2020

3 hours ago 1 minute read Snow Under Sun $0.08 tipped

2019 is near to the end. 2018 and 2019 were not bright years for many cryptocurrency investors.   What I expect for 2020 ?   1- Cryptocurrency projects with financial problems. Many cryptocurrency projects have already financial problems. They are st...

Bitcoin By Hours Learning To Play A Clean Game We Are Long BITMEX

4 hours ago 1 minute read Rubika Ventures $0.06 tipped

Join in our Official Trade Room In Telegram  https://t.me/rubikaventures For Bitmex and Binance. With the years of experience we have, one of the first major mistakes of traders is to want to place a trend confirmation where there is none. We say t...

GateHub Attacked: 1.4 Million Accounts Data Dumped On Public Hacking Forum

5 hours ago 1 minute read Blockchain Anchor $0.16 tipped

When the hashed passwords, email address and encrypted ledger wallet secret keys of 18,473 user accounts were exposed back in June by hackers, GateHub lost nearly $10 million dollars but this latest attack by hackers will prove to be the most disastr...