Trading volumes for ETH increased by 1,461% over the first half of 2020.
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?
Bitcoin consolidates below $38,000 following yesterday’s rally above $40,000 while altcoins give back most of their gains.8577
Cointelegraph traveled to El Salvador to investigate whether citizens believe its new Bitcoin Law will be beneficial to the nation's economy.4488
Funds are flowing back into GBTC, data suggests, as CEO Sonnenshein reiterates plans to turn Grayscale crypto funds into ETFs.11787
Bitcoin will need several attempts, but resistance should ultimately fall to bulls, however, a healthy consolidation is also required, market participants explain.14650
A new project in Kazakhstan aims to enable local crypto businesses to provide crypto investment services legally.4736
Bitcoin funds are still in decline as institutional sentiment remains bearish.13328
Despite rejecting rumors, the e-commerce giant will soon support Bitcoin payments. A spokesperson for Amazon has said the firm is still interested in the crypto space.25707
Bitcoin’s price sold off below $37,000 shortly after topping $40,500, leading analysts to caution that bears still have a few tricks up their sleeves.25165
BTC price is back above $40,000, but not every data point signals that a bullish impulse move is in the making.16897
Traders are hopeful that Bitcoin’s bounce from $29,000 to $40,000 and the strong rally seen in altcoins is a signal that the bull market has resumed.21519
AMP, XVS and RSR price saw strong breakouts after a short squeeze sent Bitcoin price within a hair of the $40,000 level.4016
Crypto lending offers powerful advantages when compared with the status quo, including more competitive interest rates and flexible terms.2559
Bitcoin mining facilities are setting up shop in Texas, but not only for obvious reasons like wind and land opportunities. Here's why the state is becoming popular.7067
Elon Musk and Michael Saylor have emerged as two of the most influential names in crypto. A new sentiment-driven analysis from The TIE and eToro USA reveal the extent of their influence.9353