One of the world’s largest point-of-sale providers has partnered with BitPay to allow U.S.-based merchants to accept crypto payments
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 IRS’ commissioner says crypto gains are taxable in the cannabis industry as the IRS treats cryptocurrencies as property.2082
Any sellers that list crypto miners or relevant products on Alibaba’s platforms after Oct. 15 will face significant penalties.7218
It’s all to play for as Bitcoin price action lingers above $40,000, but predictions are already in of a dip even lower.13892
Northern Data believes the acquisition will position it as a leading mining firm globally.1996
The number of Lightning Network nodes has increased 160% over the past 12 months, while the number of channels is up 170% since January.5333
Since the introduction of Bitcoin, Google has become an excellent popularity indicator for cryptocurrencies.12698
Bitcoin needs to flip $43,600 to support in order to see bullish continuation and on-chain data signals that BTC accumulation continues to increase.7181
Bitcoin and most major altcoins have recovered from last week’s sell-off, but they are still facing selling at higher levels, suggesting that the market could remain range-bound for a few days.17669
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Gaming companies are getting more and more involved in the crypto space through initial gaming offering.1418
Bitcoin needs to hold $42,000 or it risks sliding as low as $32,000, according to crypto trader Eric Krown.5016
The flagship cryptocurrency closed the previous week below its 21-week exponential moving average for the 19th time in history, triggering additional selloff risks.7238
Before, it was all about crypto prices. But now, the media is “starting to explore the benefits of public blockchains and decentralization.”2743
Launched in China in 2018, SparkPool controls over 22% of Ether’s hash rate as of Monday, second only to Ethermine.58229
Banking mogul Jamie Dimon has been a notorious detractor of Bitcoin since 2017, in contrast to his firm’s overt desire to capitalize from the ecosystem’s growth.17886