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.


11 Percent

1 May 2019 1 minute read TheCryptoCurator $0.04 tipped

Crypto Watch TOP #3 (Sponsor iTrustCapital) * A $50 Billion banking giant, SABB, launches international payments with ripple’s XRP. * Fractional reserve Stablecoin Tether only 74% backed by fiat currency, say lawyers. * 11% of Americans own Bitcoin,...

The Biggest 92 Crypto-Money Price Rises

1 May 2019 1 minute read mazlumyk $0.03 tipped

The Biggest 92 Crypto-Money Price Rises Bitcoin, the determinant of the market consisting of 2,141 crypto currencies, increased by 3.0 percent to $ 5,389 in the last 24 hours and accounted for 54.3 percent of the market with a market volume of 95 bi...

What is Mimblewimble? How does it relate to Bitcoin?

1 May 2019 2 minute read Blockspectator $0.03 tipped

Mimblewimble is a relatively new privacy-orientated technology with origins from the Bitcoin world. The project is a new blockchain protocol that aims to improve Bitcoin’s UTXO model. UTXO stands for the unspent output from bitcoin transactions. UTX...

Explaining Crypto Risk (Important!)

1 May 2019 7 minute read D man $0.03 tipped

  Every investment is a risk of you losing it all.Every.However, there are various categories and levels of risk. The goal of investor/speculator versus of a gambler is to have the risk in your favor.I woke up knowing I have to write this message....

Ray Kurzweil Predictions for the future of Technology

1 May 2019 3 minute read Coinhound $0.02 tipped

Many of you may have heard the name Ray Kurzweil, some may not and for those that haven’t here is the lowdown:   Director of artificial intelligence at Google who has received over 20 honorary doctorates and Honours from 3 US presidents, Author of 7...

Why YOU Should Buy The Dip!

1 May 2019 1 minute read Electroneum United $0.06 tipped

January 2018 What a time to be alive! A $14,000 Bitcoin! Are you kidding me!? What a steal! This is not financial advice but...I'm buying the dip, baby! Yes, I live in my parents house and ride a scooter to work. No, not an electric one...That's why...

The story behind the Bitcoin logos (BTC) after 10 years - Translated Article

1 May 2019 2 minute read Pumared $0.01 tipped

The first Bitcoin logo was made by Satoshi Nakamoto, but was not maintained for long. Get to know the story behind this case that completed, in 2019, the first ten years since its inception. In 2010, the current logo (color Orange) was created by the...

How Elastos will usher in the New Internet

30 Apr 2019 1 minute read Blockspectator $0.04 tipped

Elastos (ELA) is a third generation blockchain platform, similar to EOS and Blockstack. They aim to be the chosen operating system for blockchain and IoT devices. This will allow their virtual machine to run d’Apps on any types of device, including...

COINXESP2P - BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN CRYPTO AND FIAT

30 Apr 2019 3 minute read Lekato $0.02 tipped

  The daily adoption of digital-currency has been a journey which has faced series of obstacles along its way. There has been lots of other issues which is not only limited to technical issues alone, despite the absence of regulation in crypto-curren...

BTC/USD technical analysis [30/04/2019]

30 Apr 2019 1 minute read MrBullishSail $0.02 tipped

BTC is marking very well the point UA of the phase B of accumulation, this follow-up I am doing it since the temporality of 1W, basing me the system of wickoff for this scheme, the price should descend strongly, in the graph of above I have drawn a...