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.

Do You Actually Need To Know How Blockchain Works?

1 week ago 1 minute read Scottcbusiness.eth $2.80 tipped

You don’t need to understand how the blockchain works or how Bitcoin works to be able to use it or see its value. At first, that sounds a bit ridiculous, but when you think about it more, you’ll realize this to be true. To illustrate this I could ask...

Lolli - Earn Bitcoin Rewards While Shopping Online

10 Jul 2019 4 minute read connecteconomy $2.80 tipped

Lolli is the first bitcoin rewards application that lets you earn bitcoin when you shop online.  Basically, you shop online as you always do, only now you're getting a small amount of Bitcoin credited to your account after you check out. Imagine! The...

'Satoshi Nakamoto Dead ' BitMEX CEO

26 Sep 2019 1 minute read Richard M Adrian $2.79 tipped

Identity of Bitcoin Inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto   A decade since inception and the popularity of bitcoin is still on the rise. Yet the creator of the peer to peer payment system has remained a mystery to date. However, according to the Chief Executive...

Lightning Network - What does this technology change?

13 Oct 2019 1 minute read fervi $2.79 tipped

Before I go to the social platforms on Bitcoin, I have to discuss Lightning, because they often use this platform. I won't describe how the technology works (unless you want to) and what changes the life of the average Bitcoin user. Fast payment meth...

When AltSeason? Will We Ever Experience The Bullrun that Happened in 2017?

11 Jul 2019 3 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $2.79 tipped

When AltSeason? If you are a part of the Twitter Cryptoverse or a lurker on crypto Reddit you will often come across this common question. As Bitcoin continues to rally (well, except for the brief drop today), many investors are waiting on the sideli...

Buying Bitcoin with Paypal: Harder Than It Sounds

29 Sep 2019 5 minute read MintDice $2.79 tipped

Unlike the period in which Bitcoin first emerged, it is a lot easier to buy cryptocurrency today. The major upside of this is that users do not have to break their necks searching for a way to buy their favorite coin. There are numerous ways to go ab...

Cryptos during and after coming financial crisis

8 Jun 2019 5 minute read cryptovato1 $2.76 tipped

If you think that economic meltdown cannot happen, or you don't want to hear anything about it, please do not read this article. It's too controversial and speculative. The human history is full of economic crisis even in the top 10 economies. During...

Top 10 Active Ways to Make Money With Cryptocurrency

7 Oct 2019 9 minute read MoneyWiseAlpha $2.75 tipped

Scam Alert! Now, this is critically important! Many scams are in the cryptocurrency industry! A great site to use to check if a cryptocurrency-related website might potentially be a scam is, which has already vetted many w...

What is Enjin coin -beginner's guide

7 Oct 2019 2 minute read $2.75 tipped

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Hybridization of Equities and Tokens

29 Aug 2019 3 minute read Cryptoonestop $2.75 tipped

“We’re witnessing the creative destruction of financial services, rearranging itself around the consumer.” -Arvind Sankaran   Code is consuming everything in our lives. First, code ate information, today code is eating finance. As a result, we will...