2021 was a year of affirmation for the Brazilian crypto market with good news in the national stock market, the promise of a CBDC and Brazilian soccer joining the game.
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?
Production costs for miners are around $34,000, and together with transaction fees, miners need not worry about another $40,000 support challenge on BTC/USD.15742
Uruguay’s first crypto ATM has been installed in the coastal city of Punta del Este, a major tourist attraction in the region.5535
There were also 140,000 NFTs minted on the Stacks blockchain during its inaugural year.9988
Right now, bulls are buying each dip and bears are selling the top of each rally, suggesting that BTC and altcoins will remain range-bound for some time.14037
Gen Z and growing interest throughout Asia have helped NFTs to shine brightly amidst volatility, according to a report from DappRadar.3762
A former lawmaker from the island nation wants to use Bitcoin to secure his country’s financial security.6534
The India International Exchange is reportedly looking to explore digital asset-based products despite local uncertainty.3108
The latest "death cross" on the Bitcoin daily chart is swept aside in favor of buy-in signals and an "eventual" surge towards $50,000.24238
Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes talked about Bitcoin with Miami mayor and BTC bull Francis Suarez at Rio Innovation Week.9251
The SDSU announced that it’s accepting donations in cryptocurrency to fund activities that promote crypto adoption within the university.1494
46% of respondents reported having $1,000 or less in crypto, while another 25% said they held between $1,000 and $10,000.6080
Bitcoin’s hash rate hits new all-time highs as Jack Dorsey tweets that Block is “officially building an open Bitcoin mining system.”11132
Hackers from North Korea have nearly doubled their thefts since 2019 by amassing $400 million in crypto via cyberattack in 2021.5337
Traders say “stay calm” but also expect further whipsaws in BTC price until $46,500 flips to support and marks a higher time frame trend reversal.9647