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 unstoppable rise of Stablecoins

28 May 2020 5 minute read 7 comments PKcrypto

The cryptocurrency space has seen a huge expansion of stablecoins in the past year. Almost 60 different projects are currently live and many more are being created. This week, the value of assets for all stablecoins surpassed $10 billion for the firs...

Most profitable cryptocurrencies to mine in 2020

30 Mar 2020 10 minute read 7 comments Changelly

Is cryptocurrency mining profitable now? Both yes and no. It depends on what and how you mine plus your electricity bills may vary depending on where your rigs or farms are located. Bitcoin (BTC) is not the most profitable mining coin anymore: mining...

MinerMovements #5

10 Feb 2020 4 minute read 3 comments MinerUpdate

This MinerMovements release was originally sent to subscribers of the MinerUpdate newsletter. You can subscribe here. Coronavirus Catalyzes Global Turmoil We faced some issues with our website last week which resulted in our content being inaccessibl...

Justin Sun, Charlie Lee and Warren Buffet dinner finally happened

6 Feb 2020 2 minute read 11 comments Mamaecrypto

In 2019 Justin Sun, the Chinese cryptocurrency enthusiast and CEO of TRON and BitTorrent won a dinner with Warren Buffet in a yearly auction. The much anticipated dinner did not come fast but finally happened and was announced by Justin Sun today, Fe...

KAVA is on Fire! DeFi

20 Jul 2020 2 minute read 14 comments johnwege

The DeFi market is truly doing something special right now, and it is only the beginning.  But most people only are thinking about the DeFi protocols built on Ethereum, not realizing there is much more out there.  And one of those has been my favorit...

BAT, Mass Adoption and Related Matters - An Open Discussion

2 Mar 2020 5 minute read 27 comments Bragato18

I was searching Publish0x for something new to read. Quick update on BAT caught my eye. Can never read enough about BAT, Brave Rewards and the Brave Browser. It was posted by AlexRypto under the Cryptocurrency trading tricks and tips blog. While I wo...

How Did You Celebrate #BitcoinPizzaDay?

22 May 2020 1 minute read 22 comments Bragato18

How did you celebrate #BitcoinPizzaDay? You ask what is #BitcoinPizzaDay.  The Brief History Lesson It was May 18, 2010 12:35:20 am and Laszlo sent the following message: Pizza for Bitcoins I'll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas..like maybe...

The 2020 Whale Early Warning System: What We learn from 2020 'Hind Sight'

17 Mar 2020 5 minute read 2 comments thunderboltkid

Rigged Markets?  Privileged Early Knowledge to make moves in the stock and bond markets unavailable to the rest? One look at the BTC charts spanning the events which led up to the Crash of 2020 March 9th in the world of Fiat reveals crypto markets an...

Uphold Launched their Debit Card Waitlist

18 Apr 2020 3 minute read 34 comments Thomas Wolf

Update 4-24-2020: Well, that was actually quite fast - I just received an email saying the wait is over:I did not know, however, I would be forced to pay $9.95 for an issuance fee, which is likely something they hid in the fine print.  I'll still ord...

Cool Crypto Startup? : Fork in the Road is Here- "As the Bubble Bursts"

15 Apr 2020 10 minute read 8 comments thunderboltkid

Shades of the dot.com bubble burst.. The Fork in the Road is here for all those ICOs which raked in the big bucks. No "@ scale" Value delivered 2 years later? I would be worried, very worried 'cuz you're rapidly running out of time and, cash (as well...