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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What is a Bitcoin ETF? Exploring the World of Bitcoin Spot ETFs in Crypto News

11 Jan 2024 3 minute read 7 comments Guarda Wallet

Introduction The cryptocurrency landscape has reached a significant milestone with the BTC ETF approval, a development widely covered in crypto news BTC. This comprehensive guide explores the concept of ETF Bitcoin, its types, and the potential impac...

2024 in the Crypto Space – Year in View.

1 Jan 2024 4 minute read 11 comments Dzoelx

Bitcoin opened the year at one of the highest price levels ever. Really looking like a solid year, if we don’t ruin it with some funny events. In all my time in the space, I’ve not seen a year as bullish as the one we just entered, but it's hard to...

This Will Ruin You in Crypto

13 Apr 2023 2 minute read 13 comments johnwege

The longer you are in the cryptocurrency market, the more trends you begin to notice. That there are 4 cycles that are roughly split evenly between bull and bear cycles. That during the bull cycles people in the market will always claim that this tim...

Crypto Recap 2023 And Sectors/Narratives For 2024

30 Dec 2023 3 minute read 11 comments ☑️0🆇D̺͈͙͕̿ͧ̑ͣ🅰🆅🅸🅳eͤ

In 2023 there were trends and narratives that you probably managed to ride, others that you definitely missed. In this article I will recap what happened in 2023 and provide some tips for riding the trends in 2024. Let's see a recap of 2023: JANUARY1...

The Bitcoin Price Loses More Than 5% in a Few Minutes and Hits a Local Low of $41.5K. So What?

11 Dec 2023 1 minute read 18 comments ssaurel

A few hours ago, the price of Bitcoin plummeted by over 5% in a matter of minutes, hitting a local low of around $41.5K. Some people are already panicking. Their question: Was it too good to be true? Is the Bear Market back? Every time I read these e...

Bitcoin is about To SHOCK the World

27 Jan 2024 5 minute read 9 comments johnwege

Bitcoin is about to shock the world, and it will be sooner than you think. This market will test your conviction, unlike anything you have ever experienced before. The only question is if you will have the patience and willpower to survive the Bitcoi...

The Real Reason the US Wants to Stop Bitcoin

3 May 2023 2 minute read 21 comments johnwege

The biggest story of the year in crypto has been how the US government suddenly woke up and began to heavily attack the industry. Going from seemingly ignoring it to it becoming enemy number 1. They have claimed that due to the FTX fraud, they need t...

The Bitcoin ETF: The Great Hope That Disappointed?

19 Jan 2024 3 minute read 10 comments johnwege

The legendary Bitcoin Spot ETF; the catalyst that many experts declared would not only send the price of Bitcoin over $100k in short order but would ignite the next bull market. Just last week the ETF was finally approved and the market was ready for...

The Downfall of the Coinbase Debit Card

26 Mar 2023 3 minute read 24 comments johnwege

Over the last few years, one of my favorite ways to earn “free” crypto was by using crypto reward credit cards. Up until last year, I had been using the BlockFi Bitcoin rewards credit card. Even before the summer of insolvencies began I started to no...

If Crypto Went to Zero

6 Mar 2023 3 minute read 19 comments johnwege

We have all been told that the cryptocurrency industry is one of the riskiest and most volatile markets that you can invest in. That there is a real possibility that you could wake up tomorrow and lose everything. The truth is that there is no guaran...