In 10 years Bitcoin’s finite supply will be nearly exhausted, meaning holders might only need 0.01 BTC to become filthy rich.
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?
A bullish technical pattern signals that Bitcoin may be gearing up to retest its all-time high and this positive development is pushing UNI, THETA, VET and LUNA higher.42936
The quest for a workable Bitcoin scalability solution is still ongoing with developmental efforts in protocols like the Lightning Network and Statechains.14641
Bitcoin reaches $51,000 as the U.S. Senate greenlights $1,400 “stimmy” checks for Americans.36190
Education and accessibility are crucial to make DeFi more accessible to the upcoming inflow of retail investors.10312
The price of Bitcoin remains stuck in a downtrend after failing to close above $50,000.41084
The Thai SEC says the total number of crypto accounts rose by nearly 300% over the course of the last 180 days.9259
CryptoWendyO and Cheds weigh in on where Bitcoin's price could head next.33792
Selling pressure from global equities markets continues to weigh on Bitcoin price as traders endeavor to flip the $50,000 level back to support.27870
Kraken Bitcoin strategist Pierre Rochard debates professor of computer science Jorge Stolfi on whether Bitcoin meets the definition of a Ponzi scheme.6510
A sharp spike in the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield and an extended Big Tech sell-off is weighing on cryptocurrency prices as investors flee risk-on assets.31683
As Bitcoin ETFs launch in Canada, an approval from U.S. authorities appears to be closer than ever before as naysayers start to run out of reasons to deny it.7404
The excitement around Bitcoin has spilled over beyond spot price, data shows, with MSTR going from above $1,300 to $629 in just 17 days.46279
A reading of the historical data paints a promising picture for Bitcoin's potential growth in 2021.26627
Bitcoin is slumping as the DXY breaks out and the U.S. stock market tanks.30475