Having the world use one distributed ledger will support technical uniformity, interoperability of applications and a more honest planet.
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?
Investors should keep an eye on the tight inverse correlation between the strength of the U.S. dollar and Bitcoin.1329
The terror financing ring reportedly bought cryptocurrency coupons in licensed tobacco shops across France.2943
Data shows Bitcoin should seal both its best Q3 on record and its second-highest lifetime quarterly close on Sep. 30.2787
Bitcoin exchange reserves dropped by $5 billion in the past year, showing signs of accumulation.3308
As Bitcoin price consolidates, bulls target $11.5K and bears expect a drop below $9.8K.4127
Decentralized finance yields are incredibly attractive, but options markets can also provide similar sized returns for those willing to take risks.9517
Traders are mixed after the price of Bitcoin sees a sudden pullback from $10,950 to $10,630 overnight.7193
Bitcoin difficulty ribbon compression has broken out of a bear trend it has been in since the March coronavirus crash.8236
As the U.S. Internal Revenue Service continues to clamp down on crypto, one trading platform allows consumers to gain exposure to Bitcoin on a tax-free basis.2823
Bitcoin price is sideways and pinned below $11K, leading traders to seek greener pastures in altcoins and DeFi tokens.9844
While Hal Finney may no longer be with us, one of his proposals from 2011 may soon find its way to Bitcoin thanks to an expired patent.5332
Bitcoin and altcoins may hit a few roadblocks in the short-term as they near stiff overhead resistance levels, but the overall trajectory remains bullish.11390
One type of "flippening" finally happened, but only miners are feasting.3584
Despite Bitcoin’s online sentiment being at a two-year low, analytics say that BTC may be on the verge of a breakout.18517