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 behaviour.

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.


10+ places to earn crypto as a writer

5 Mar 2019 4 minute read profitofthegods $2.56 tipped

Cryptocurrencies are a great fit for the creative industries in many different ways. They can allow creators to take micropayments or to accept direct payment for their work without banks or payment processor taking a cut and potentially trying to ce...

CryptoTab Browser

5 Mar 2019 2 minute read 12els30 $0.01 tipped

Cryto Tab is a web browser that mines BTC while you have it running. It also has an extention for Chrome, Android, iOS, and FireFox.  After having the extention first, I decided to try out the actual browser for a few reasons. The first being that th...

What is Bounty and How to earn cryptocurrency

3 Mar 2019 1 minute read chocho $0.01 tipped

Bounty refers to rewards. Most of the projects which wants to promote their ICO sales or their projects projects give rewards to the promoters and this reward is called bounty. ICO can be compared to the traditional IPO. A company raise funds in orde...

Electroneum Launches An $80 Smartphone

1 Mar 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.02 tipped

Electroneum has just launched a dirt cheap Android smartphone that mines crypto. This episode is sponsored by BitBlockBoom! - Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dallas, Texas at https://BitBlockBoom.com Enable & listen to future e...

Nasdaq to Launch Bitcoin And Ethereum Price Indexes

28 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.02 tipped

Stock exchange operator Nasdaq is launching the Bitcoin Liquid Index known as BLX, and Ethereum Liquid Index which is known as ELX. This episode is sponsored by BitBlockBoom! - Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dallas, Texas at h...

Buy and Sell XRP on Coinbase

27 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.03 tipped

he Crypto exchange Coinbase has launched support for XRP which is the third largest crypto by market capitalization. Sponsored by BitBlockBoom! - Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dallas, Texas at https://BitBlockBoom.com ENABLE...

Robbers Gruesomely Torture Crypto Trader

26 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.02 tipped

A Bitcoin trader was recently attacked by a group of armed robbers who tortured him using gruesome tactics in front of his young daughter in an effort to extort him out of his Bitcoin holdings. Sponsored by BitBlockBoom! - Take a look at the Bitcoin...

The FBI Launches A Questionnaire for BitConnect Victims

25 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.01 tipped

The FBI has called out to victims of BitConnect, setting up a questionnaire for people affected by the crypto lending scheme that went bust in January 2018. Sponsored by BitBlockBoom! - Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dallas, T...

Millennials Trust Cryptos More Than Stocks

22 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.03 tipped

A report showed that 43 percent of Millennials had less trust in the traditional stock market, while having more faith in crypto exchanges. Sponsored by BitBlockBoom! Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dallas, Texas at https://Bit...

Only Criminals Will Use Cash in Five Years

21 Feb 2019 1 minute read Gary Leland $0.04 tipped

Billionaire investor and well known Bitcoin bull Tim Draper argued that in five years, only criminals will use fiat money as crypto becomes universally widespread. Sponsored by BitBlockBoom! Take a look at the Bitcoin Conference I am hosting in Dall...