BTC’s lack of integration with traditional finance and its inability to be forcefully sold to cover financial losses mean the price might not ‘collapse’ if there is a global stock market meltdown.
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?
It's a modest weekly gain for Bitcoin buyers as Saturday's progress comes full circle back to square one the next day.2042
Bitcoin will always be the boss, but the real innovative and groundbreaking developments are happening in layer-2 solutions, DAOs, NFTs with utility and the emerging Metaverse.22816
Bitcoin appears to meet the definition of an energy-backed currency proposed by the famed American inventor during the interbellum period.11175
The rush to so-called safe-haven cryptocurrency appears despite concerns that the Federal Reserve would taper its $120 billion a month asset purchasing program.11780
The Salvadorian government has installed over 200 ATMs in September after adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender.8092
Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange.12665
Analysts highlight the formation of a bull flag on the Bitcoin chart and suggest that the price could continue to consolidate until a major catalyst moves the market.16416
Bitcoin is sustaining above its immediate support, but several altcoins are showing signs of profit-booking.34808
Veteran trader Charlie Burton gives tips on how investors can manage their emotions in bull markets and the importance of sticking to a defined set of trading rules.32171
The exchange was previously known as BTC-e, though its name was changed to WEX following legal difficulties in 2017.4801
PayPal’s Bitcoin trading services are now fully available in the United Kingdom after the global payment giant began rolling out services last month.9469
There’s nothing that can spark Bitcoin downside except a “significant bad news event,” says analyst Filbfilb as the market awaits upside.29259
Amid the looming regulatory deadline in South Korea, a major crypto exchange is closing up shop in the country.2266
Germany joins countries such as France, Luxembourg, Spain and Portugal by greenlighting the Bitcoin-based EXOeu token.6346