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.


How I Earned My First Bitcoin with Zero Investment !!

2 weeks ago 5 minute read Nibu P Rajoo $2.34 tipped

  This is my story of how I earned my first full bitcoin with Zero investment. It will be unfair to say there was zero investment. Maybe not in financial terms, but I do have invested my precious time and have put considerable efforts to reach my goa...

If Bitcoin is The New Gold, is Litecoin or Actually Bitcoin Cash The Silver of Crypto?

23 Jul 2019 1 minute read Da_Sound $2.32 tipped

People regularly call Bitcoin “digital gold” for being an ideal store of value, fungible and generally possessing the same properties as gold, but with advantages. It is also the measure against which other tokens are valued, similar to gold and curr...

Delisting coins - Abuse of power or sign of decentralisation?

19 Apr 2019 2 minute read connecteconomy $2.31 tipped

Over the past week, we've witnessed a sort of tribal war on Twitter, between Craig Wright (founder of Bitcoin Cash SV) - who decided to sue anyone who says that he is NOT Satoshi Nakamoto - and the crypto community. Well, a large part of it, includin...

Cryptocurrency Use Case: Chicken or the Egg Paradox

13 Aug 2019 2 minute read Cryptoonestop $2.29 tipped

"Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal."  - Albert Einstein The Critics People tend to have very strong opinions about digital assets and their use cases . For example, many critics believe these assets have no...

UNBELIEVABLE! - MIRACLE BOUNCE? - TENX UP 50% - BITTREX HACK? - ETF APPROVAL BY DEFAULT OF GOV'T

19 Jan 2019 1 minute read CryptoBitcoinChris $2.28 tipped

BTC needs a miracle bounce!Could ETF be approved because of gov't shutdown?TenX Spikes 50%Mobile Games Generate $61bilOverstock's tZERO launches next weekDid Bitcoin Cash Fail?W-2 Employees can now be paid in BitcoinBittrex Hack Attempt?WHY Satoshi...

Can Ethereum Outperform Bitcoin In The Next Bull Run?

26 Jul 2019 3 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $2.27 tipped

Ahhh the woes of Ethereum. Since the start of the year, Ethereum has dropped by a very significant 46% against Bitcoin, causing Ethereum plummets from a high above 0.04 BTC to where it currently trades at 0.024 BTC. Regardless of this, Ethereum may h...

7 Blockchain ETFs to Invest In

3 days ago 5 minute read MintDice $2.25 tipped

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is one of the most valuable products created for investors. It gives them a way to track underlying real-world assets like gold, oil, cryptocurrency, and other commodities. Investors can buy shares in an ETF and earn ret...

What is the Bitcoin Halving and Why Does it Matter?

3 weeks ago 4 minute read Khanondrum $2.22 tipped

A simple story of supply and demand   My objective is to break down what exactly is a halving, why it matters, and what impacts it will have on the market and (because I’m a horrible person) on price. What is a Halving? To begin we must first underst...

Does Bitcoin Potential to Threaten Outdated Banking System?

13 Jun 2019 3 minute read CryptoManiaC $2.22 tipped

The first bitcoin was mined almost ten years ago, but it is only now that the value of a single coin has reached an unbelievable $ 8,090. A cryptocurrency based on the philosophy of full decentralization, where no one, not even the government, has th...

Euphoria and the end of July

5 Aug 2019 1 minute read CryptoManiaC $2.21 tipped

Estimates anticipated a fall in the price of bitcoin to $ 8,000 or lower. After moving around 9,500 days for several days, it surpassed $ 10,000 on Tuesday. Since the last correction, the situation in the cryptosphere has changed. Several factors sug...