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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Is Ethereum getting ready to launch a new bull market?

20 hours ago 2 minute read 2 comments World Crypto

As some participants in the crypto community point out, the Ethereum blockchain is actively signaling its readiness to launch a new bull market. As long as bitcoin continues to stall under the closest resistance and is possibly preparing for a protr...

1 - Bitcoin and Money

20 Apr 2020 10 minute read 2 comments CryptoGameTheory

This is the first article of a series of articles to understand Bitcoin and money. Here you can find a brief summary of the project. Introduction   It is difficult to understand the true essence of Bitcoin because it is a multidisciplinary object. It...

Bitcoin: When The Tide Turns, What’s On The Other Side?

11 May 2020 5 minute read 3 comments alexroan

“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” That’s the message digitally etched into the first block in a chain that would eventually bring about the age of the Blockchain. Bitcoin. That was in 2009. Since then, thousand...

Understanding different Consensus Mechanisms

9 May 2020 5 minute read 0 comments Ruma

The BlockChain network consists of a series of nodes that form a distributed architecture. These nodes need to be aligned and run synchronously to maintain security in the network. Thus the concept of Consensus is devised to maintain harmony in the b...

StakedWallet : End of Game / Scam confirmed

4 May 2020 1 minute read 6 comments CONTACT95

It ends finally more fast than I thought. In the recent past 2017-2018 the life time of this type of scams were longer (3 month to 1 year). With the rapid growth of social medias it ends now in less than one month.    An amaizing thing is to compare...

Post Bitcoin Halving Drop ???

26 May 2020 4 minute read 7 comments moon333

Hi friends hope you are well. Today I want to discuss that is it necessary for the Bitcoin to drop pre or post halving? In order to understand this principle we need to see the previous Bitcoin halvenings then we will move to the current halving. If...

Bitcoin Winnings and More at 1xBit’s New Tournament: "Freebooter Treasure"

8 May 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Big Rad Wolf

1xBit gives its players the chance to snatch some crypto from their 1500 mBTC prize pool with Freebooter Treasure! The popular crypto casino and sports betting site, 1xBit, has added a new tournament to their list, namely Freebooter Treasure. Even th...

My Bitcoin Confession

19 May 2020 2 minute read 5 comments Hooked2TheChain

I have a confession to make about bitcoin Much to the chagrin of my parents, I decided 12 days ago that I would give up my online marketing studies and switch instead to becoming a full time crypto content creator. I did this knowing full well that I...

Equilibrium's Web App Has Become A Fully Functional DeFi Portal

14 May 2020 1 minute read 3 comments EquilibriumEOSDT

We are upgrading our entire web application into a full-fledged DeFi web portal. We’ve made a bunch of changes and improvements, and we’re especially excited to go into detail about our new collateral support for a certain digital asset you probably...

What has bitcoin done since the 2016 halving?

15 May 2020 3 minute read 3 comments Aristos

How has the popular cryptocurrency moved in the last four years? Radical changes in trading volumes, capitalization, active "wallets" and signals for the future.   Opinions about the value of bitcoin, of course, differ. However, the personal opinion...