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 behaviour.

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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Banks and Cryptocurrencies

6 days ago 3 minute read Roberto D. $0.52 tipped

The roots in history See Wikipedia under "bank" to find out the news that is interesting from a historical point of view. For example, we discover that banks are an Italian invention, which is developed between Florence, Venice and Genoa, between the...

BlockBurn: Annoucement Of Trading In The BW Exchange The Price jumped in 156%+

6 days ago 1 minute read alberdioni8406 $0.03 tipped

This has been an epic start week to the Blockburn BURN Project,during last week the $BURN token was listed in the BW Exchange and it catapulted the project to new visibility and new investors a start looking to the asset and I just 48 hours the token...

$240 million Dollar Bitcoin Moved Recently

6 days ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.17 tipped

Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency according to volume and trading Recently over $240 million dollar worth bitcoin was moved in 4 bitcoin transction. Whale alert a Crypto Twiiter and Telegram bot recently showed that about 22,343 btc was moved in...

Litecoin fund is running out quickly. What will Litecoin's future be like?

6 days ago 1 minute read Cryptonewscom $0.89 tipped

Litecoin fund is going through a financial crisis? Yes, according to the report, the fifth largest electronic currency in the world currently has only 96,000 USD in reserve at the end of the first quarter of 2019 However, Charlie Lee - the father of...

we know that cryptocurrencies are so good, so why are so many governments don't like it?

6 days ago 6 minute read PH-X $0.12 tipped

Let's start this discussion again. we know that cryptocurrencies are so good, so why are so many governments don't like it? If people use bitcoins, instead of the state currency, the government can not "tax" them or give a "value" through the inflati...

Bitcoin stellar rally, even surpasses Amazon

6 days ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.24 tipped

After overcoming last winter, with repeated decreases in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin (BTC) in 2019, when almost eight months have now passed, is taking a big revenge because, due to the rise in prices, it is far exceeding long the gains obtain...

The story of why Bitcoin and Ethereum forked; and why EOS can't.

6 days ago 9 minute read @cryptomandate $6.53 tipped

A time not long ago The year is 2009, and just as the year was starting Bitcoin is born on 3 January. Its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto mines the first block containing a reward of 50 bitcoins. This genesis block had a message embedded on it reading 'The...

Satoshi - the fake reveal: Part 1

6 days ago 2 minute read viraladmin $1.92 tipped

After this article was made live - someone has since changed the satoshinrh website to correct the glaring error. Lets face it, everything about the Satoshi reveal just seemed strange and got stranger as time went on.  About 20 minutes before part 1...

NY Times reports on how Terrorists are turning to Bitcoin for funding

1 week ago 1 minute read $0.17 tipped

NY Times reported on how one terrorist group has turned to Bitcoin to fund their nefarious ambitions. The militant group has hosted a website that is available in 7 languages with a video explaining how to procure and send bitcoin without being trace...

Bitcoin Crash Game Bit.Rocket Elevates Crypto Gaming To A New Level

1 week ago 3 minute read MintDice $0.06 tipped

Bit.Rocket Bitcoin Crash Game Of Luck And Skill Bit.Rocket is the Bitcoin crash game that is taking the world by storm. It is the perfect innovative mix of high quality graphic engines, an amazing gambling experience while also offering a skill gamin...