Crypto data sites are double-counting tokenized Bitcoin, with three BTC tokenization protocols representing more than 1.4% of the reported altcoin market cap.
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?
The inconvenience of using Bitcoin directly may soon be dwarfed by the headache of moving it on and off exchanges.14313
The BTC price is at a crucial inflection point, according to JPMorgan strategists.22956
Altcoins are beginning to lose bullish momentum as Bitcoin price struggles to reclaim $40,000.11778
The first Hyperledger-based cryptocurrency to achieve mainnet status just exploded 486% overnight, possibly bouyed by an impending Bitcoin trading pair.23028
Crypto Chi is a combination of financial innovation, libertarian and capitalist ideology, and human empowerment.12983
Cold hard numbers are showing why Bitcoin moons and dumps — and the reasons are more straightforward than you might imagine.23712
As the crypto markets mature and institutional money flows into the space, technology to detect fraud and money laundering involving digital assets is more important than ever.1210
The South Korean arm of global crypto giant Huobi has acquired an ISMS certification to comply with the upcoming Special Payment Act.6356
Bitcoin could drop to as low as $27,000 in a bearish scenario, analysts say, which would bring panic to the altcoin market.17958
Russian cryptocurrency exchange Livecoin has announced a full shutdown following an alleged hack in December 2020.5154
The week in which the U.S. presidency changes sees limp stocks and a rangebound Bitcoin, but what could provide a fresh shake-up?24618
The open interest on Bitcoin options has hit $8.8 billion but data show bulls are in favor after BTC’s rally to a new all-time high.31971
Analysts say Bitcoin and Ether’s growing dominance of the crypto market are signals that the current bull market is drastically different than the last one.58599
Bitcoin's brief period of consolidation has opened a path for select altcoins to rally higher.29103