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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4 Possible Long Term Bitcoin Scenarios #427

1 day ago 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.03 tipped

People have speculated where Bitcoin will be in 10, 20, or even 100 years from now. Here are 4 long term possibilities for you to think about.  VIDEO: https://youtu.be/hxCs6xSxUFQ PODCAST: https://4MinuteCrypto.com/427 ALEXA: https://4MinuteCrypto.c...

Bitcoin must push on privacy or the interference of the institutions will make it collapse, to support it is Pavel Kravchenko

6 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.03 tipped

Starting today, and until tomorrow, the Blockshow Asia conference is taking place in Singapore which is gathering some of the most prominent elements of the community and is offering many very interesting food for thought; with an article published a...

The Final Month Of Faucethub.io

1 week ago 1 minute read Darknecroclown $0.15 tipped

The End is near for Faucethub.io For those of you that don't know Faucethub is a cryptocurrency microwallet used to collect microtransactions of crypto from different faucets. A faucet is a website riddled with advertisement and you earn a fraction o...

Bitcoin's recent Bear run might mean something in anticipation for the 'halvening'

2 days ago 1 minute read jordanjnr $0.03 tipped

It's almost like poetry. We all know those 4 words that have guided our trading and investing decisions up to this moment- 'buy low, sell high'. Well, bitcoin is low now. Really low. Almost to a scary level. And that's a good thing. Personally, I lov...

Why Bitcoin is the King of Crypto!!

2 days ago 1 minute read SamBTC $0.03 tipped

While reading articles on cryptocurrencies and blockchain you would have often thought about the following: Is Bitcoin the best Crypto in the market? Should I invest in Bitcoin or chose one of the 100 new altcoins? These are natural questions as yo...

A Solid Team Means a Solid Product. Meet the People Behind CryptoTask

1 week ago 2 minute read pheonixdown-dee $0.28 tipped

If you’re not familiar with CryptoTask (CT) you should be. A survivor from the Crypto bubble crash, CT is one of the remaining projects that stayed alive focusing on the decentralised freelance market. With competitors no longer existent, CT brings a...

Crypto vs Fiat Inflation: The Differences and Where to Invest

1 day ago 2 minute read cafoo41 $0.03 tipped

While cryptocurrency is floated as a fail safe for floundering economies, when faced with economic instability, blockchain evangelists are often quick to prescribe Bitcoin as a means of alleviating hyperinflation by being more stable than the local...

Road To Riches: The Ups and Downs Of Going All-In On Crypto

1 week ago 2 minute read salahchiva $0.07 tipped

The guarantee of a troublesome, developing innovation that could totally supplant cash as we probably am aware it, caused an advanced age dash for unheard of wealth of speculators planning to become quite wealthy by purchasing crypto resources. One b...

Can You Make Money With Cryptogames?

31 Aug 2019 5 minute read MintDice $3.63 tipped

Cryptogames are games built on blockchain technology, in which digital currencies are the driving factor. Trades, rewards and every game activity are carried out using these tokens which can be exchanged among players or even converted to cash on an...

Digitex Futures begins early testing of its zero-fee futures exchange. (First reviews of testnet)

1 day ago 2 minute read naturewolves $0.03 tipped

Digitex the company that’s been promising commission-free bitcoin futures trading since inception is onboarding its first testers ahead of the public testnet launch on November 30.Since the beginning of last week, the team invited close friends and i...