As the derivatives market overtakes the spot market, it’s time for access to open for the everyday investor.
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?
PayPal is doing its best to bring all possible blockchain and cryptocurrency integrations to its platform, the firm's vice president Richard Nash said.2380
Ripple SVP Brooks Entwistle said that the crypto winter has happened before and will “happen again,” and that people should focus on building instead.1519
The second day of the global event would see the likes of central bank governors from Thailand and France along with IMF managing director discuss various aspects of the nascent tech.2012
Bitcoin is getting a dose of reality this week as the World Economic Forum convenes, and analysts still favor a fresh BTC price drop.5477
BTC price continues to encounter selling pressure, but a brief rally or the start of consolidation could lead to sharp gains in BNB, XMR, ETC and MANA.7889
A dollar invested into Bitcoin every month since December 2017 has provided investors a cumulative return of $160.9946
Celebrating the first real word Bitcoin transaction, Cointelegraph launched a brand new, limited-time "Bitcoin Pizza Collection." Join in on the tradition and grab some of the coolest crypto merch. Free shipping worldwide on orders over $100.1920
The weekly chart looks decidedly grim for BTC/USD despite a lack of volatility over the weekend.13663
In recognition of Bitcoin pizza day, the first-ever real-world transaction using Bitcoin, Cointelegraph speaks with the crypto community about their historic BTC purchases.8663
Not all cryptocurrencies are equal, and Bitcoin’s prior claim among decentralized digital assets makes it special.6174
Down 20% from its latest peak, the S&P 500 now meets the definition of bear market territory in a warning sign for risk assets everywhere.17906
Scams are shattering mainstream confidence in crypto, perhaps irreparably. A large-scale, coordinated education initiative can help ensure that they don’t.1724
Despite the imminent possibility of serving jail time, proactively owning up to the allegations resulted in Hayes being sentenced to six months of house arrest and two years of probation.3078
Recession fears mount as a 20% decline in the S&P 500 places stock in a bear market, increasing the chance that BTC and altcoins will make new lows.7070