Bitcoin would "surprise" the stock-to-flow creator if it fails to return to its forecast trajectory, with three years still to go until crunch time.
Bitcoin (BTC) was invented by a pseudonymous individual or group named Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and is the world’s first enduring cryptocurrency that succeeded where decades of digital cash experiments failed.
Bitcoin’s monetary policy is enforced through a unique blend of software, cryptography and financial incentives rather than the whim of trusted third parties. The Bitcoin network is powered by a cryptographically secure, verifiable database called the blockchain — itself a technological phenomenon.
The Bitcoin ecosystem consists of a global network of stakeholders, including the miners that secure the network and drive the issuance of the Bitcoin currency, the traders who speculate on this radically market-driven asset, and the builders working to onboard people to the cryptocurrency paradigm.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the ongoing story of Bitcoin and the rise of a borderless, permissionless financial system. What has changed since Satoshi wrote the Bitcoin white paper? How is Bitcoin trading developing over the years, what are the best ways of investing in Bitcoin, and how do Bitcoin futures influence blockchain adoption? How will industry stakeholders work to make Bitcoin a mainstay in people’s lives, and will incumbent and legacy systems accept or fight this change?
An intellectual attempt to estimate Bitcoin’s price, corrected according to the hash rate metric.2863
With Taproot achieving the 90% critical consensus mark among mining nodes, all is now set for Bitcoin soft fork activation later in November.4667
El Salvador has become the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender, but what are the complexities and potential short-term effects?2551
Cryptocurrency is a promising asset class for people and investors, but the lack of proper regulation slows down its innovation.4314
Even grandma was bullish on Bitcoin in April, but market cycle analysis shows it was past time to take profit.17557
Bitcoin and most altcoins could be gearing up for a few days of range-bound action as bulls buy on dips and bears sell on rallies.18107
Some regions may want to ban Bitcoin, but industry experts say BTC is here to stay.6219
Miami has a dynamic mayor, lots of VC money and is coming off the largest ever crypto extravaganza, but is that enough without legal clarity?6395
JP Morgan says that El Salvador's decision to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender is of little economic benefit.14836
The U.S. authorities are becoming seriously interested in crypto, making unreported crypto more dangerous.10239
A long-running backer of the crypto industry, billionaire hedge fund manager Alan Howard recently invested in two digital asset startups.11025
Sustained higher levels mean a retreat to $30,000 is looking less and less essential to preserve the bull market.24135
The Netherlands must ban the mining, trading and holding of Bitcoin because it doesn’t meet any of the three functions of money and is handy for criminals, one Dutch official argued.31856
El Salvador’s move to make Bitcoin legal tender in the country continues to elicit reactions from legacy finance gatekeepers — this time, from the Bank for International Settlements.9761