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.

Bitpanda Card review

19 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments KMatt

Bitpanda Card, a classic crypto payment card, which also gives the possibility to pay in fiat, metals and tokenized shares in our wallet.It is a debit card on the VISA circuit and can be associated with Apple Pay and Google Pay. LIMITS AND FEES To re...

Bitcoin redefined possession

22 hours ago 5 minute read 2 comments Kovichni

I just read this back to check for spelling/grammar and honestly it sounds a bit like ranting about nothing, but still worth a publish IMO because if only one person learned something then it was not for nothing. So on that note: Childhood-me often d...

Is the divergence between $2000+ gold and gold mining stocks about to end?

22 hours ago 1 minute read 2 comments blockchainking

Follow-up article on gold and gold mining stocks. In my previous article about this subject "The divergence between the rising gold price and declining gold stock valuations will end soon", I predicted that the gold mining stocks were about to make u...

Excelencia's TheComparisonStatsSeries 149 : yesterday one year ago(2022) and yesterday tuesday, November 28 2023.

23 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments excelencia

See the actual $prices(from Coingecko) of OP, BTC, ETH AMPLEFORTH and SPOT scrolling down..   Yesterday one year ago(2022) it was a monday  and also day 236 of Excelencia's TheDailyStatsSeries...! and yesterday, also November 28 but in this year 202...

Unlocking the Future: Why Choosing Ethereum (ETH) Over Bitcoin (BTC) Makes Sense in the Crypto Landscape

29 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Rhyth

Due to constantly evolving cryptocurrency, the selection between ETH and BTC needs some points discussed. Some investors prefer ETH compared to BTC because of various powerful reasons.The versatility of Ethereum sets it apart. It is more than just a...

15 New YieldMax ETFs + 1 cancelled ETF Gossip, Rumors, & Speculation Berkshire & Microstrategy?

28 Nov 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Suerte Panda

Bienvenidos mis ositos, tu siempre eres mis queridos! (Welcome back little bears you are always my dears!) There’s been some great innovation in the ETF space. Almost anything you can think of has an ETF (except for Bitcoin spot in the USA so far) Be...

The Value of Cryptocurrencies Comes from Traditional Economic Resources

28 Nov 2023 2 minute read 4 comments Debesh Choudhury

Cryptocurrencies have not come from heaven. Cryptocurrencies are real-world fintech use cases using blockchains under a decentralized distributed computational network. Cryptocurrencies have not arrived from heaven or a fictitious space in the blue s...

The United States at a crossroads: will it choose freedom or surveillance? BITCOIN or CBDC?

28 Nov 2023 2 minute read 0 comments blockchainking

Where are we now geopolitically? We are in the middle of the battle for dominance in the 21st century. Whereas for most of the 20th century, the United States had a quasi-monopoly, especially after the fall of the USSR, the world has changed tremendo...

Crypto & Science-Fiction

28 Nov 2023 1 minute read 1 comment TheRuneLion

Science Fiction, for the most part--especially Space-Fantasy and Space-Opera sub-grenres--always ignores Currencies beyond some handwavium 'Credits' and some-such nonsense that is never given an underpinning structure in the story-universe.  Star Tre...

Litecoin is not the only alternative these days

28 Nov 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Bala

Once upon a time when Bitcoin was the only coin, there was no other alternative and the first alternative that came into existence was Litecoin. Back then Bitcoin was compared to Gold and Litecoin was compared to silver. This is no longer the case. M...