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

29 Jul 2019 1 minute read Adamic0 $6.23 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...

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

5 Jun 2019 4 minute read starthere $6.22 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, Ethereum, XRP - Price Prediction & Analysis November 2019

1 week ago 6 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $6.11 tipped

October brought some promise back into the overall cryptocurrency markets after the entire total market cap was able to grow by a total of $27 billion from $225 billion to $247 billion. This latest price jump came toward the end of October, saving th...

Donating 1 Bitcoin (BTC) to Charity On My 10 Year Open Heart Surgery Anniversary

19 Nov 2018 4 minute read Dan Bainbridge $6.05 tipped

Donating Bitcoin   Today was my 10 year anniversary of open heart surgery! To give back some gratitude I've given 1 bitcoin (btc) to charity - CHUF, the Childrens Heart Unit Foundation (and I'd love to invite some of my bitcoin friends to also make a...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Twenty-Two - Down 81%

6 days ago 4 minute read starthere $6.05 tipped

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What Most People Aren't Seeing About Bitcoin

29 Sep 2019 3 minute read scottcbusiness $5.96 tipped

The Next Halving Is Estimated For May 2020 In my opinion, everything surrounding speculating the price of Bitcoin derives from its halvings now which have happened twice before where it saw the largest percent increases in its lifespan. Inflation Ra...

CNBC: $55K Bitcoin Forecast - When?

6 Aug 2019 2 minute read Ed-california $5.94 tipped

The Squawk Box CNBC co-host, Joe Kernen, has taken his Bitcoin maximalism to the next level when he recently predicted that Bitcoin would reach $55K in the following months. His announcement of this prediction was met with laughter by his co-hosts as...

What REALLY Happened To The Market In The Past 24 Hours

25 Sep 2019 4 minute read CryptoChartWizard91 $5.94 tipped

So, the tide has turned. Bitcoin has finally shown its cards and has decided to head southward, breaking beneath a 3-month old consolidation pattern. There has been much debate as to what had caused this drop ranging from Baakt futures not doing so w...

What is Qtum (QTUM)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding QTUM]

1 week ago 6 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki $5.90 tipped

Distributed Ledger Technologies have promised much in the way of revolutionizing existing industries, but resolution of the technical challenges, a preliminary step before the mass adoption of technology, has burst the bubble of overly enthusiastic p...

EXPERIMENT - Tracking Top 10 Cryptocurrencies for Two Years (2018 & 2019) - Month Nineteen - Down 75%

7 Aug 2019 4 minute read starthere $5.75 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. Think of it as a lazy man's Index Fund (no weighting or rebalanci...