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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.

Can You Make Money With Cryptogames?

31 Aug 2019 5 minute read MintDice $3.10 tipped

Cryptogames are games built on blockchain technology, in which digital currencies are the driving factor. Trades, rewards and every game activity are carried out using these tokens which can be exchanged among players or even converted to cash on an...

Will Bitcoin Follow Altcoin Spikes?

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $3.10 tipped

The altcoin markets have been surging recently, as cryptocurrencies such as XRP and ETH surge by over 20%. Furthermore, XLM has increased by over 30% in today’s trading session alone! These price increases have many suggesting that Altseason is about...

7 Most Important Crypto News You Should Know Today (17 Sep 2019)

17 Sep 2019 5 minute read Brawnd0 $3.08 tipped

It’s only Tuesday and the weekend has already started off with a bang with multiple new launches, NBA level adoption and crazy price predictions. Some might say that’s a typical day for crypto but even by this market’s standards, it’s been a loud few...

Do crypto banks already exist?

12 Oct 2019 3 minute read Mamaecrypto $3.08 tipped

This week, I just started to notice some crypto companies resembling banks. While most of the crypto community prefers to "take control of their money" and "hold their own key" it is fair to say that a large percentage of holders or better, hodlers a...

Basic Guide to Understanding Investments — Cryptocurrency 101 

5 Aug 2019 11 minute read Mappo $3.07 tipped

I’ve had a few people ask me what I’ve invested in or what are good coins/tokens to put some money into and how much. I am not a financial advisor nor can I tell you what is best for your current situation, I can, however, give my opinion on certain...

Are dApps Driving or Derailing Blockchain Adoption?

13 Sep 2019 4 minute read Mappo $3.02 tipped

DApps are potentially one of the most vital components to blockchain adoption. They are, in a sense, the real world encapsulation of adoption, they represent the transition from a piece of software to a solution. What are dApps? dApps is short f...

🎙Interview with Raman Founder of 💱 Cryptojobslist 🔥

20 Jun 2019 8 minute read Cyril $3.01 tipped

Raman was looking for a job in the crypto space and then went on to creating 💱 the N°1 job board for crypto and blockchain companies. In this interview he is walking us through his adventure getting 1000+ of jobs listed from over 55...

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

24 Sep 2019 14 minute read Cryptolohy $3.01 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...

$60 Billion in Crypto Market Cap Has Vanished In Less Than 10 Days

16 Aug 2019 1 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $2.99 tipped

The past 10 days have been a rollercoaster after the entire cryptocurrency market managed to wipe out around $60 billion in value - in fact, the total was much closer to $65 billion. Unsurprisingly, this market wipeout coincided with the Bitcoin pric...

How has the Recent Price Drop impacted Bitcoin Miner Profitability?

5 days ago 3 minute read MinerUpdate $2.98 tipped

Even the most inefficient bitcoin miners look likely to still be mining profitably after significant bitcoin price drops during trading last week. Data provided by research firm TokenInsight suggests that the most efficient Bitcoin miners are mining...