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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BlackRock and Fidelity push Bitcoin towards $57K. What's Next for Bitcoin Price?

27 Feb 2024 4 minute read 2 comments ssaurel

After almost two weeks of hovering just above the $50K mark, the price of Bitcoin has just resumed its ascent to the top with a spectacular price rise on February 26, 2024. This rise allowed the price of Bitcoin to touch $57K, a price level not reach...

Rewriting Your Biggest Failures for a Journey to Crypto Fortune

6 Feb 2024 3 minute read 4 comments johnwege

There is one thing that we all have in common. No matter how rich or poor you are. The decisions that you have made in the past have decided and put you in your current situation. We have all thought at least one point in our life, “If only I could g...

You are your own bank!

1 Mar 2024 2 minute read 2 comments Dzoelx

The traditional financial system is faulty. Don’t get me wrong, there are no perfect systems and every setup has its shortcomings. The banking sector is putting plausible efforts towards simplifying the banking process and enabling customers to perf...

Diving Into Fore Protocol - Roles, Tokenomics And The Bitcoin ETF Effect

19 Feb 2024 2 minute read 1 comment PVM

In December 2023 I dived into Fore Protocol and enjoyed the first people-powered predictions ecosystem where the users create, participate in, and validate prediction markets ... and they are rewarded for doing so. The ecosystem keeps growing and the...

Life-Changing Crypto Moments That You CAN'T Miss

2 Feb 2024 3 minute read 2 comments johnwege

When you invest in the crypto market, there is a general investing strategy that is given to you. Invest over the long-term, dollar-cost-average, and survive the peaks and valleys of the market. Those who survive and can stay in the market often are...

How to Protect Your Crypto: Top 10 Security Tips

26 Feb 2024 4 minute read 6 comments SimpleSwap

Today, not only crypto developers but also their main "allies" – hackers – had reached a new level in technological development. The ability of the latter to adapt to changes in the Crypto World is truly remarkable. Crypto hackers have been skillfull...

Use The Zetachain, Get XP and Zeta Token

14 Feb 2024 1 minute read 16 comments ☑️0🆇D̺͈͙͕̿ͧ̑ͣ🅰🆅🅸🅳eͤ

A few weeks ago, ZetaChain rewarded participants of its testnet with an airdrop. Simply by performing simple (free) swaps, points were accumulated which were then converted into $Zeta tokens. 1 year ago I had written an article explaining how to part...

Mainnet Incentivized on Mode Network: How to Participate

17 Feb 2024 1 minute read 7 comments ☑️0🆇D̺͈͙͕̿ͧ̑ͣ🅰🆅🅸🅳eͤ

Mode Network is a modular Layer2 of Ethereum based on the Optimism Op Stack. The idea is to scale Ethereum. There are now many Layer2 that are using the Optimism Op Stack, in addition to Mode, there are Base (Coinbase Layer2), Mantle Network (powered...

Don’t Make This Crypto Mistake: The #1 Regret That’ll Haunt You!

21 Feb 2024 2 minute read 3 comments johnwege

The longer you are in the cryptocurrency market, the more you begin to realize that everyone has much more in common than they originally thought. We are all on the same journey, but just at different points on that journey. Some have already made it...

David Bond on Avoiding Financial Censorship with Bitcoin, Digital Nomad Life

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 238 comments TheDesertLynx

Digital nomad and purveyor of digital products David Bond comes on the podcast to give his story on using Bitcoin to avoid financial censorship, which had affected his unique business when PayPal shut down his accounts and confiscated his money. We...