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.

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...

Mainnet Incentivized on Mode Network: How to Participate

17 Feb 2024 1 minute read 6 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...

Bitcoin Will Make You Lose Touch of Reality

23 Jan 2024 2 minute read 3 comments johnwege

Once you fall down the rabbit hole of Bitcoin, there is no turning back. You can no longer see the world in the same light as before, and you wouldn’t want to. You will begin to believe that the future is Bitcoin and that it not only is a great way t...

Are Cryptocurrencies A Money Launderer's Paradise? A Personal Opinion.

4 Feb 2024 4 minute read 6 comments CryptoEntrepreneurs

Money laundering is an illicit activity that consists of hiding the origin of funds obtained illegally through the exercise of criminal activities, such as drug trafficking, corruption, terrorism, tax evasion, among others. It is estimated that appro...

Bitcoin Halving 2024: Estimates, Forecasts, Concerns

2 Feb 2024 3 minute read 9 comments SimpleSwap

The Bitcoin halving is approaching, signaling an imminent change in its value. SimpleSwap has identified key prospects for miners and made forecasts on how to navigate the Bitcoin (BTC) landscape in 2024. Significant Changes Ahead In April 2024, a pi...

Why Privacy Is So Important To Protect Your Crypto Assets

15 Feb 2024 3 minute read 5 comments Crypto Safety First

Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the world to the revolutionary concept of decentralized digital currency. But, beyond the technological breakthrough, Nakamoto's decision to remain anonymous is important. On April 23, 2011, Satoshi sent his last email; si...

Best Restaking Platforms: Eigenlayer

6 Feb 2024 2 minute read 2 comments ☑️0🆇D̺͈͙͕̿ͧ̑ͣ🅰🆅🅸🅳eͤ

Eingenlayer could be a strong trend in 2024, not only for what it offers but also from an airdrop perspective. Basically, the security of Ethereum (staking) is used to validate AVS: ETH validators secure your protocol (without the need to create othe...

Are Regulations Finally Going to Drop BNB from the Top-10??

2 Feb 2024 5 minute read 1 comment Michael @ CryptoEQ

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DeFi 101: Liquidations

19 Feb 2024 4 minute read 2 comments Michael @ CryptoEQ

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The 1$ target: How feasible is it?

14 Feb 2024 4 minute read 2 comments Dzoelx

Source For cryptocurrencies whose value still runs in cents, hitting that point where one piece of your holding becomes equivalent to a dollar is a common dream for every investor. It is a norm to see investors predicting when their cryptocurrency ho...