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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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Can Bitcoin Be a Hedge In The Next Market Crash?

24 Jul 2019 2 minute read Adamic0 $2.64 tipped

Quite a few people don’t hold too much hope for Bitcoin as an investment profit opportunity and instead see it more as a hedge against an impending market crash. They see it as a diversification of their portfolio should the world’s economies take a...

Next Bull-run For Cryptocurreny Market

16 Aug 2019 6 minute read Rumi $2.62 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...

Where are BTC, ETH and XRP Prices Headed This Week?

16 Sep 2019 5 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $2.61 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets have started the week off on the bearish footing as the total market cap of the entire industry drops by a total of $4 billion today, to reach the current level of $263 billion.  As Bitcoin falls, bringing down the entire...

Top 10 Most Popular Blockchain Projects

3 days ago 6 minute read ChangeNOW $2.61 tipped

One of the biggest races in the industry is achieving the most transactions per second. Every projects wants to have the fastest blockchain that can handle the most transactions, but they are forgetting something important. You can have the fastest...

Bitcoin Roars Over the Weekend, Can the Momentum Be Sustained?

24 Jun 2019 2 minute read Blockspectator $2.59 tipped

Bitcoin is bullish; there is no mistake. BTC has already recovered more than 40% of the selloff that was experienced during the bear market, which ended at the beginning of 2019. Furthermore, in just three months, BTC has gained over 150% in value....

My crypto story and holdings.

2 Feb 2019 3 minute read Claudio $2.59 tipped

Hey. :)  I would like to tell you my story how i got into crypto and what i think of it.  I DONT SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH. IF IT HURT YOUR FEELINGS BETTER DONT READ THIS POST.  IT'S MY FIRST POST SO BE NICE :) I would like to introduce myself short. My nam...

KittieFIGHT Gameplay Tutorial : Learn How to Play and Earn Ether Cash Prizes

25 Oct 2019 9 minute read KittieFIGHT $2.55 tipped

KittieFIGHT is on the Ethereum Rinkeby testnet and in order to prepare KittieFIGHT for Ethereum main net, we will be holding a series of testnet games to battle-test our platform. During the games we will be testing performance, making observations r...

Beginners' Guide to Crypto: Introduction to Proof of Stake

14 Oct 2019 3 minute read Incent $2.54 tipped

A previous article looked at Proof of Work, the energy-intensive means by which Bitcoin’s security is maintained and transactions are processed. As a Waves token, Incent relies on a version of the more streamlined Proof of Stake consensus model. In a...

Altcoins are NOT tied to bitcoin

5 Sep 2019 4 minute read viraladmin $2.54 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...

Will only 1% of coins survive?

2 weeks ago 4 minute read raven $2.53 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...