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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?
Funds are ready on exchanges as existing whale behavior suggests that $52,000 is now the floor for Bitcoin.23793
Ninepoint will allocate part of its management fees to even out the carbon footprint of Bitcoin in its exchange-traded fund product.8366
For the first time, more people globally are searching for news surrounding the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin than Bitcoin.7316
Bitcoin bulls face-off with altcoins after the largest cryptocurrency’s latest rejection at $60,000 resistance.25843
Morgan Creek Capital Management’s CEO predicted Bitcoin will soon rival gold by monetary value.13458
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said Bitcoin’s volatility is “probably less volatile” in comparison with some stocks, but data shows Bitcoin is the incontestable winner when adjusting the metric based on returns.49371
Bitcoin is still stuck in a predictable range below Binance Coin, Cardano, Litecoin and Chainlink have formed bullish patterns suggesting further upside in them.69353
The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust continues to trade at a discount compared to BTC, a situation that presents a unique challenge to Grayscale and investors.51735
Declaring BTC a store of value — e.g., gold 2.0 — but not a medium of exchange, defies logic. It must first have a use case.25123
Will innovative advances in competing altcoins’ blockchains be enough to overtake Bitcoin’s success?47339
Crypto has made for a genre-defying trove of lyrical content over the years. Here are some key examples of the industry’s musical creativity.16332
Altcoins continue to rally higher and Bitcoin's repeat tests of the $58,000 level signal that bulls are building momentum.42147
The upcoming Taproot activation stands to potentially make the Bitcoin ecosystem more user-friendly as well as secure.37289
England’s central bank warns crypto investors to be wary of the risks associated with buying cryptocurrencies.47146