Bitcoin (BTC) News, Price Predictions and Opinions

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.

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The Biggest Problem in Crypto

18 Jun 2020 2 minute read 16 comments Absolute Unit

Yes that title is a little clickbait-y and no it's not centralization or Craig Wright, even though they both deserve more awareness than I could ever write about. In my opinion the biggest problem in Crypto is a form of confirmation bias known as an...

5 Hard Forks You Need To Know About

18 Mar 2020 5 minute read 8 comments ChangeNOW

Before we get into what a hard fork means, let’s look at what… a fork even means. Your thoughts might immediately move to cutlery but you can rest assured this word means something very different in the cryptocurrency space. A “fork” happens when a c...

Why Did Bitcoin Dissapoint Us???

12 Mar 2020 3 minute read 16 comments andreaskanel

How is the slippage of popular cryptocurrency explained despite the initial "immunity" to the panic caused by the coronavirus. The role of impending halving, sales and how the market is moving today. Bitcoin disappointed on the weekend and Monday. T...

I LOVE BAT!!! & that's why I SELL ALL OF IT religiously every month AND YOU SHOULD TOO!!!

4 May 2020 3 minute read 39 comments Dave Sawyer

I live to love BAT, and love to live to ride for BAT.  I'm thinking maybe a BAT tattoo and I don't have any tats, only scars. If you feel that too, then counterintuitively you should drop BAT like it's HOTTTT every chance you get.  I mean I really d...

Bitcoin preparing a bulltrap?

30 Apr 2020 4 minute read 6 comments zulonga

Bitcoin finds a very delicate moment, or half is approximately 10 days and the price has been making quite interesting movements that can be confused even by the most experienced of traders, as a value of US $ 1,000 that has undergone several resista...

Bitcoin Miners Still Struggling After Second Largest Downward Difficulty Adjustment

2 Apr 2020 3 minute read 2 comments MinerUpdate

This Miner Insights piece was originally published in crypto mining publication MinerUpdate. Subscribe here for the latest updates. Price declines in mid-March put Bitcoin miners under severe pressure, forcing many to turn their mining rigs offline....

Quantum Computers Are Gonna Change Everything. This Is How They Will Change Crypto.

12 Apr 2020 7 minute read 15 comments SkinnerCrypto

It's a really popular topic nowadays, even more so than it ever has been. Quantum Computing (While still admittedly in its infancy) became an incredibly serious area of research this last decade - and I believe it will become one of the biggest thing...

Six Conversations We Need to Have About Cryptocurrency Now (But Won’t)

3 Mar 2020 9 minute read 9 comments MarkHelfman

Recently, Warren Buffett told the world cryptocurrency has no value. He doesn’t own any and never will. This revelation set Twitter on fire and sent shockwaves through the cryptosphere. That anybody would care whether a rich 89-year-old owns bitcoin?...

The Correlation Between Bitcoin and Internet!!!

2 Mar 2020 3 minute read 8 comments andreaskanel

How feasible is Bitcoin investors to double every year, reminiscent of the classic computer evolution law? The risks, the stakes and the advantage for the "old".   Since Bitcoin has so many advantages, why aren't more people involved? What awaits an...

TOP 15 MICROCAP GEMS 2020

13 Jul 2020 10 minute read 9 comments JamesMorillo

I've taken some free time to research some of the microcap tokens in CMC & Coingecko and came up with a small list of gems that should be on everyone's radar. I do hope everyone’s well & kicking during this Covid-19 crisis. It will pass like how we'v...