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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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Daily Price Overview - Where The Top10 Crypto's are Headed?

10 Sep 2019 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $6.23 tipped

The cryptocurrency markets are in an interesting position as cries for altcoin season start to increase across the crypto sphere. As Bitcoin starts to show signs of weakness, many altcoin holders are starting to wonder if its time for the elusive “al...

Is Bitcoin Cash (BCH) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations.

13 Nov 2019 7 minute read CryptoBoomer $6.22 tipped

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is often seen as the most successful fork of the original Bitcoin (BTC). While there are other cryptocurrencies that adopt the name of “Bitcoin” as well (for example BSV or BCD) but undoubtedly, Bitcoin Cash is significantly more...

Spectrecoin Official Monthly Newsletter (December 2018)

9 Jan 2019 6 minute read SpectreCoin $6.19 tipped

January 2019 Welcome to 2019 and a happy new year to everyone! This is the first Spectrecoin newsletter of the year and we have something rather special to share. Stealth-Staking is now a reality and we will cover this in some detail below. There is...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Twenty-Three - Down 85%

1 week ago 4 minute read starthere $6.18 tipped

Interested in earning cryptocurrency for publishing and reading articles? Join us at Publish0x!** Ready to invest in crypto? Coinbase is a good place to start. Sign up using this link***, buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, and you'll receive $10 wo...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Five - UP 114%

5 Jun 2019 4 minute read starthere $6.18 tipped

The Experiment: Instead of hypothetically tracking cryptos, I made an actual $1000 investment, $100 in each of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap as of the 1st of January 2018. I then repeated the experiment on the 1st of January 2019. Think...

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

29 Jul 2019 1 minute read Adamic0 $6.17 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...

What is RIF Token? (RIF) [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding RIF]

3 weeks ago 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.17 tipped

In the years that followed the launch of Bitcoin, there were several projects that aimed to do a little better than it. Or at least, these projects saw the potential of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and decided to one up it with extra featur...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies of 2019 - Month Eight - UP 42%

5 Sep 2019 4 minute read starthere $6.08 tipped

Interested in earning cryptocurrency for publishing and reading articles?  Join us at Publish0x! The Experiment: Instead of hypothetically tracking cryptos, I made an actual $1000 investment, $100 in each of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market c...

What is Bitcoin Cash? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Bitcoin Cash]

16 Sep 2019 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $6.08 tipped

Bitcoin Cash is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, and it’s also the most successful Bitcoin hard fork. While there are a lot of other versions of Bitcoin hard forks but none of them has as much popularity as Bitcoin Cash. With more than $5.5...

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction 2020 - $25,400 Possible?

20 Sep 2019 9 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $6.05 tipped

Bitcoin is an EXTREMELY interesting position on the day of writing (20/09/19) as it continues to trade within a period of consolidation. The cryptocurrency is currently trading at a price of around $10,187, at the time of writing. In this article, I’...