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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Purchasing Bitcoin with Debit Cards

23 Feb 2020 12 minute read 14 comments Jimmy D [Upliftnation.io l Trybe.One]

Buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with a debit card can have both advantages and disadvantages that need to be weighed individually for every person.  Although it may not be for everyone, in a day and age where a great number people have turn...

Cryptocurrency and Inflation

16 May 2020 4 minute read 3 comments MintDice

In recent weeks many US citizens have received monetary assistance from the government, either in the form of unemployment, or a stimulus check. While this may seem like a good thing, as people use this money to both pay their bills and purchase good...

Will Bitcoin Finally Be Successful in Moving Above $10,000? - (TA - 1st of June)

1 Jun 2020 1 minute read 7 comments pheonixdown-dee

During the week of May 25-31, the Bitcoin price increased considerably, increasing from the mid $8,000s to a high of $9,742 and closed at $9440.   However, the price has yet to break out from its current pattern. Bitcoin Weekly Outlook The Bitcoin pr...

How Will Hardware Manufacturers Fare Post-Halving?

23 Apr 2020 6 minute read 6 comments MinerUpdate

This MinerMovements release was originally sent to subscribers of the MinerUpdate newsletter. You can subscribe here. After the largest downward difficulty adjustment since ASICs started mining Bitcoin, the network difficulty has recorded two consecu...

Blockchain Free Markets vs. Fiat Command & Control Economies- A Ghost in the Machine Shows the Way

25 Apr 2020 16 minute read 8 comments thunderboltkid

Whoa... Heavy Title no? :) Various Blockchain DLTs tech have the potential to create multiple 'parallel", networked, free market economies across the globe and take big market share away from Fiat 'Command & Control' Economies. (to get us out of the...

Fiat vs Cryptocurrency. Why Cryptocurrency Will Win.

27 Feb 2020 6 minute read 17 comments Mnox

USD, JPY, CNY, EUR, etc, there are currently 180 currencies across the world that are recognized by the United Nations. When someone is against cryptocurrency, they usually like to argue that why not just use USD (or their respective currency of thei...

Exposing CryptoScams, Part One

9 Feb 2020 8 minute read 14 comments bettercallpaul

Exposing CryptoScams, Part One A Weekly Series Examining ScamCoin Projects and Their Effects on The Rest of the Blockchain Experience By  W. Paul Alexander  for Better Call Paul Blog **** Published Originally on Publish0x on Jan 11, 2020 by WPA and r...

BEST BLOCKCHAIN RESOURCES FOR PROGRAMMERS 2020

12 Feb 2020 8 minute read 17 comments Decarle

Blockchain is at the top of the skills companies need the most in 2020 by Linkedin. Therefore, we are excising to publish this article with all the Blockchain resources that you might need for your successfully path to Blockchain programming....

Going Down With The Ship: Do Your Worst!

16 Mar 2020 1 minute read 16 comments FarewelltoMinds

Going Down With The Ship It’s not wise to disclose how much of any kind of funds you have, let alone crypto. So I’m not going to say how much I have. What I will disclose is that I’ve decided never to sell. I’m going down with the ship. I don’t care...

The Easiest Way to Convince People to Buy Bitcoin

18 Apr 2020 4 minute read 7 comments MarkHelfman

Whenever bitcoin comes up in conversation, somebody always asks me whether they should buy it. In the midst of financial crisis and pandemic disease, they’re still all about the money, not the substance. Do they think they might need a source of mone...