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.


China goes all-in with Bitcoin and Blockchain and this is how you benefit

20 hours ago 2 minute read DoRi $0.12 tipped

Image source For a long time China wanted to know as little as possible about the Bitcoin and Blockchain. However, since their president caused a race rally with his embrace of the Blockchain, the country is moving fast. The developments follow each...

China's Pro Crypto Policy May Left U.S Behind

16 hours ago 1 minute read HowToVids $0.12 tipped

Sometimes it's very important for the person or the nation to take the right decision at the right time rather than it's too late. It may be worthless if you take the right decision at the wrong time. Now the U.S has the same position as they are tak...

Bitcoin: weekly market analysis (from November 5th to November 11th 2019 on USDT / BTC pair)

1 day ago 3 minute read Roberto D. $0.11 tipped

After having had an uneventful session on Saturday yesterday, the price returned to the $ 9,000 zone and, today, we are in exactly the same conditions as we were last Monday; in terms of sentiment, at this moment the community expresses a certain pes...

Tradesatoshi my favorite exchange

1 day ago 3 minute read IamCryptoMan $0.11 tipped

Yes, it is my favorite exchange, for three years now when it was just beginning to sound in my head that cryptocurrencies were the future, although since 2011 I was already seeing that they existed, but I did not pay much attention to them.   https:...

How To Secure Your Cryptocurrency In 2020

4 days ago 4 minute read MoneyWiseAlpha $2.14 tipped

There is a history of cryptocurrency being lost or stolen. Unfortunately, in the cryptocurrency industry, there is a history of coins being lost or stolen.  One of the most notable occurred with the Mt. Gox exchange in 2014.  Approximately 850,000 B...

Is there a future for trading in Altcoins?

1 day ago 2 minute read DoRi $0.10 tipped

Image source Last month's Bitcoin crash pulled many Altcoins into a negative price movement. On the other hand, there are indicators that a new Altcoin season is approaching. This raises the question whether there is a future for Altcoins. Let's try...

It’s Not Crypto They Don’t Understand, It’s Fiat

4 days ago 2 minute read scottcbusiness $1.83 tipped

Something that I’ve increasingly noticed is that the common misunderstanding around cryptocurrency isn’t so much the blockchain as much as it is that people don’t fully understand fiat currency and how it works. When we look at a commodity like gold,...

Cryptocurrency Courses

1 day ago 1 minute read safex $0.10 tipped

Cryptocurrency Courses are now emerging to teach, introduce and prepare people on Crypto. Many companies are seeking for those people that has a potential or talent on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain and add it in their team, although there’s also man...

China recognizes bitcoin as the first successful application of blockchain technology

11 hours ago 1 minute read Roberto D. $0.10 tipped

In recent weeks we are witnessing a radical reversal in China's approach to Bitcoin; after hastily backtracking on mining, which went from being a company to be suppressed to the status of strategic industry for the country, today the Xinhua News Age...

When are cryptocurrencies born? Bitcoin was invented in 2008, but cryptocurrencies come first (explained simply)

3 days ago 2 minute read Roberto D. $0.24 tipped

Cryptocurrencies arise when a group of computer experts gathers around the cypherpunk manifesto written by Eric Hughes, first understanding the importance that privacy would have in the future and the role that cryptography would play in protecting i...