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.


CoinBase to Stake Tezos to Keep User Deposits

1 week ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.11 tipped

A lot of exchanges now compete to make users keep funds on their platforms. Some offer cryptocurrency loans some allow staking. Of course, the idea came from China where KuCoin and Binance allowed it and made popular the most - both with no KYC.    ...

These 6 Altcoins Are Ready To Move Up On Short Term Charts

1 week ago 1 minute read moon333 $0.21 tipped

Hey friend hope you all will be fine. Here is the list of cryptocurrencies who are gonna take bullish move on short term time period charts within next 24hrs:   1. IOTA: Priceline of IOTA / US Dollar cryptocurrency has formed a bullish Gartley patte...

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

18 Aug 2019 9 minute read @cryptomandate $8.25 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...

Cryptocurrencies: Chinese CBDC could be issued within the first few months of 2020

1 week ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.04 tipped

Jack Lee, managing director of HCM Capital, said in an interview with CNBC published today, that the Chinese central bank will issue its CBDC within two or three months and that this tool will be used to further strengthen the monitoring of capital f...

Bitcoin Went Below $10K Because of this? IRS Is Chasing Mom and Pop Crypto Investors

29 Jul 2019 1 minute read Adamic0 $6.19 tipped

So there’s one big bit of news that’s been worrying American crypto investors over the past week - the IRS is sending notices to investors asking them to pay for all of their back taxes for all the profits they’ve earned from investing in it. Notices...

WHY YOU HAVE TO TIP AT LEAST 5 TIMES DAILY

21 Aug 2019 1 minute read Danoskie $0.27 tipped

Good morning!How was your night?It's another beautiful day that the Almighty God has made and we'll be glad in it.Okay Looking at the nature of cryptocurrencies this days, you will discover that the price of most coins are going down day by day.This...

The NFT Revolution!

4 weeks ago 7 minute read @cryptomandate $3.33 tipped

The blockchain has brought with it many new use cases for many different industries. One industry that’s experiencing major blockchain innovations is gaming. As one of the biggest industries in the world, gaming is very much centralized. Yes, there m...

BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, BCH Price Analysis For 22-26 of July

22 Jul 2019 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $11.27 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets have been falling this month after going on an epic surge during May and June 2019. With Bitcoin falling and creating lower lows it felt like a good time to provide a quick overview of the top 5 projects! Bitcoin Bitcoin ha...

TA Master - Short, Mid and Long term forecast for Bitcoin

2 weeks ago 1 minute read SamBTC $11.37 tipped

I avoid using too many complicated indicators and jargon in my analysis, so it is simple to understand and follow for everyone. In this analysis for Bitcoin I have used simple trend lines based on the lower end of the candles, 50 day moving average,...

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

6 days ago 2 minute read pheonixdown-dee $0.30 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...