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.


Next Bull-run For Cryptocurreny Market

16 Aug 2019 6 minute read Rumi $3.17 tipped

Introduction It’s quіtе alright tо expect thаt оnе day (probably thіѕ year) thеrе wіll bе аnоthеr cryptocurrency bull run. Sоmе crypto holders expect іt оnlу bесаuѕе оf optimism whіlе оthеrѕ nаmе numerous reasons whу (and еvеn when) іt ѕhоuld happen...

Altcoins are NOT tied to bitcoin

5 Sep 2019 4 minute read viraladmin $3.14 tipped

Perhaps one of the most misguided and incorrectly stated views in crypto-trading is that altcoins are tied to bitcoin. It's a view so many people have that is incredibly incorrect that I thought I would discuss the topic today. The view comes from th...

Chinese Govt rates Top 35 Crypto Projects: And the Winners Are?

2 weeks ago 6 minute read thunderboltkid $3.14 tipped

Well the Ranking from the Chinese Govt. is very helpful, keeping in mind of course, "the world is upside down" for most when viewed from such a perspective. Take a look  below: https://coinspage.com/2019/10/30/china-ranks-35-crypto-projects-as-presi...

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10 Oct 2019 3 minute read DamienTargaryen $3.13 tipped

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BTC - LTC - ETH 2019 Performance (statistical analysis) Part 1

17 Oct 2019 2 minute read CryptoAddict $3.12 tipped

Bitcoin - Litecoin - Ethereum 2019 Performance Analysis   IntroductionThe sentiment about cryptocurrency has changed drastically since BTC retraced from over 12.000 USD to now just over 8000 USD. In this article we will look at the correlation betwee...

A Fork in the Road: Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash

27 Sep 2019 6 minute read MintDice $3.10 tipped

If you’re just starting to invest in digital currency, chances are you went ahead and bought some Bitcoin or are planning to start there. Naturally, your next step would be to check out the other top cryptocurrencies and which have the largest market...

Will only 1% of coins survive?

4 days ago 4 minute read raven $3.07 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...

Smart contracts on Bitcoin

15 Sep 2019 2 minute read fervi $3.02 tipped

Reading different websites or Publish0x about cryptocurrency I still see the same thing. The same chasing of XYZ cryptovalutes - be it Nano, Ethereum, Steem or EOS, which try to show Bitcoin as something outdated that doesn't change, while other cryp...

One Coin to Rule Them All? -My Thoughts on Bitcoin Maximalism.

29 Aug 2019 4 minute read The Part Time Economist $3.02 tipped

Let me be the first to say that Bitcoin was and is a true ground breaker, a great coin, and deserves a lot of credit for popularizing both cryptocurrency and the concept of the blockchain. Although I am generally optimistic about Bitcoin, I have lea...

If I Were Satoshi Nakamoto

9 Sep 2019 3 minute read Cryptolohy $3.02 tipped

This article is better experienced with the following song IMO (play before reading)   Note: This article is part 1 of "0.3 Satoshi's" a mini-series of articles related to the creator of Bitcoin and the Blockchain.   I am not Satoshi Nakamoto (obvio...