SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son compares the popularity of Bitcoin to diamonds and bonds, but he still remains unsure about it.
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?
Sotheby’s originally estimated Banksy’s “Love is in the Air” to sell for up to $5 million.4657
Tempers are running hot in the latest round of Bitcoin FUD, but a longer-term perspective reveals "business as usual" for BTC.10932
Gemini's crypto assets in custody have trebled this year which the exchange attributes to surging interest from institutions and asset managers,10909
Tesla’s decision to suspend accepting Bitcoin as payment has sent crypto Twitter into a frenzy, with some onlookers alleging a 'pump n dump' while others are boldly buying the dip.19810
Bitcoin has shed nearly 6% in an hour after Tesla suspended its support for payments in BTC.23099
Rising fears of inflation and big government spending rocked equities markets and possibly had a knock-on effect on Bitcoin and altcoin prices.35422
Bitcoin adoption continues to increase but derivatives data shows retail and professional traders are reluctant to build new bullish positions.17235
Ethereum puts in two USD all-time highs in a day, but in BTC terms, it still has a long way to go.23776
The U.S. SEC will monitor the compliance of mutual funds with exposure to Bitcoin futures and look into whether the market can accommodate an ETF.10622
MoneyGram customers in the United States will soon be able to buy Bitcoin in the country’s retail outlets across the country.4714
Bitcoin broke a $500-billion market capitalization in late December 2020.14416
New all-time highs for the largest altcoin combine with fresh bullishness across crypto after this week’s sell-off.35084
YFI, EOS and REV notched double-digit rallies as altcoins capitalized on the oversold bounce in Bitcoin and Ethereum price.37449
Canine-themed meme tokens like ELON, SHIB and DOGE have taken control of the market while Bitcoin consolidates below $57,000 and Ethereum holds above the $4,000 mark.50186