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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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Is Litecoin better than Bitcoin?

6 days ago 4 minute read jordanjnr $0.12 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...

White Label Bitcoin Exchange to Start a Crypto Exchange

6 days ago 1 minute read Robertkroos $0.12 tipped

Cryptocurrency exchanges are an instant way to make money in the crypto world. People who are interested to get profits are now interested to start a crypto exchange. Be it a Centralized, Decentralized or Hybrid Bitcoin Trading Platforms, traders are...

HODL — The typo that became a FINANCIAL STRATEGY

4 days ago 1 minute read BlessedBoy $0.12 tipped

Although the word “HODL” was a typo from one of the bitcointalk users, it is now one of the most used terms used in the crypto community. The crypto community accepted the word hodl as an idea, a strategy to make more profits in cryptocurrency just b...

Gold on Ethereum blockchain

15 hours ago 2 minute read casperBGD $0.12 tipped

this is a repost from my steemit account - @casperbgd In the beginning people were trading items inbetween, without indicative value for each item, since there were no money involved and items could be valued just through other items. You could excha...

Can crypto trading make you rich?

17 hours ago 2 minute read MadMaxx $0.11 tipped

  This post took quite some time and effort to put together. I'd love a tip and follow to encourage my work. Cheers! The straight forward answer is yes. In fact,you can get rich trading anything once the price of that thing fluctuates,and you have a...

Best exchanges with great trading platforms for pro crypto traders

5 days ago 4 minute read jordanjnr $0.11 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 would like to state for the record that of all the exchanges I will list here,I have used 2 out of 3, all of which served me the best...

Hacking Crypto

1 day ago 7 minute read localtoledoan $0.11 tipped

 I have been a computer programmer for the past 40 years. I am skilled in many programming languages and have dabbled a little in a few. During this time I have seen a lot of different kinds of software, coding styles, and of course hacks/cracks. The...

Matic Lost 73% within Hour on Binance

4 days ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.11 tipped

Matic was an ICO/Launchpad made on Binance.Somehow today it lost over 73% in one hour this means - new API hack on the exchange or something is very wrong with the token and news will hit soon. As a reminder: Binance Chart Look on volume, 14k+ BTC,...

Ethereum Vs Ethereum Classic: Which one trumps the other?

6 days ago 2 minute read jordanjnr $0.11 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'll go ahead and say it. I've always wanted to write this post. But what really got me to start writing it was this funny post by @cry...

Argentina and Venezuela: Rehearsal for Bitcoin urgent adoption

5 days ago 4 minute read cryptovato1 $0.11 tipped

Argentina has recently suffered a new wave of economic crisis. Let's just take a look at brief economic history of Argentina: During the 1930’s Argentina has been considered as one of the richest countries in the world. Due to populist government ma...