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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13 November 2019 Betting Tips

20 hours ago 1 minute read btcbet $0.14 tipped

13.11.2019 Betting Tips I choose the following for today. Here are my picks. Good luck… Do not forget to take your 5 BTC Bonus at Cloudbet   Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town : Bristol -0.25 AHBet at Cloudbet   Exeter City v West Ham United U21 : Exete...

Will Bitcoin Run Start Soon?

23 hours ago 2 minute read Jtaxman $0.29 tipped

Bitcoin for the better part of the last few months has mostly traded pretty flat in a band between $8000-$11000. Currently it’s on the lower end of this range due to some uncertainty in the market. It also oddly enough seems to be following the world...

China did 2 Huge Things For Bitcoin Now

1 day ago 1 minute read kingscrown $0.21 tipped

Damn this stuff looks amazing. Huge Article on the Frontpage of Chinese Media. Chinese state newspaper today (Xinhua) Bitcoin: The First Successful Application of Blockchain Technology Alibaba partners with Lolli If you never have better register t...

Bitcoin custody services: Bakkt confirms having received authorization from NYDFS to operate in absolute legality

1 day ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.10 tipped

With a post published yesterday with his official account on Medium bakkt, he announced that he had received authorization from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to legally operate in bitcoin custody services and declares that the...

Ripple What do you need to know? [A Guide To Understanding Ripple]

1 day ago 9 minute read DoRi $0.44 tipped

Image source Ripple (XRP) is a cryptocurrency, but slightly different from most digital currencies. Ripple is in the hands of one company. This makes the currency more centralized than other cryptocurrencies. Although Ripple is getting better known,...

Bitcoin Set to reach US $10K "bottom"by mid 1Q 2020 > Will BTC peak be 15K or 20K before the US Election 2020?

1 day ago 2 minute read thunderboltkid $1.38 tipped

A Quick analysis using 1 year trend line below. The 8K "bottom" has been in place for 6 months. A couple of seasonal bumps are likely coming our way as we approach Black Friday, and conversions to fiat will most certainly take place (to buy those pre...

Curate Bitcoin 11/12/2019 by dobobs

1 day ago 5 minute read dobobs $0.01 tipped

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CURATION. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision. Current Market Pr...

Watch MamaeCrypto and Kenneth Bosak make a Litecoin transaction using the Flexa App during the Litecoin Summit

1 day ago 1 minute read Mamaecrypto $1.40 tipped

Working the Litecoin booth was so much fun. I love making sales but transacting with Litecoin, in such an effective manner, using the Flexa check out system via Clover Commerce, was simply AWESOME. #PAYWITHLITECOIN And let's just say my clients were...

Road To Riches: The Ups and Downs Of Going All-In On Crypto

1 day ago 2 minute read salahchiva $0.04 tipped

The guarantee of a troublesome, developing innovation that could totally supplant cash as we probably am aware it, caused an advanced age dash for unheard of wealth of speculators planning to become quite wealthy by purchasing crypto resources. One b...

Bitcoin Volume Profile Suggests Rally to Bring Price Past $20,000 is Near

1 day ago 2 minute read salahchiva $0.10 tipped

All markets – like Bitcoin – area unit alternate and undergo stages of peak elation before a correction brings investors back off to reality. Eventually, anger and depression kick in, and investors begin to worry the worst before the cycle reaches a...