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What Is Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, without a central bank or single administrator, that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin is pseudonymous, meaning that funds are not tied to real-world entities but rather bitcoin addresses. Bitcoin is unique in that there are a finite number of them: 21 million. Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services.

Bitcoin (BTC) Chart

Chart is illustrating growth of Bitcoin price.

Who Are the Founders Bitcoin (BTC)?

Bitcoin is a digital asset and a payment system invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, when he published his paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Since its inception in 2009, Bitcoin has grown to become the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Its popularity has given rise to numerous imitators, but none have yet matched Bitcoin in terms of market capitalization, transaction volume, or settlement speed.

Bitcoin (BTC) Live Price

Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) data shows the average price across major exchanges.

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Bitcoin (BTC)
Rank: 1
0.99227
Price (BTC)
Ƀ1.00000000
Marketcap
19.02 M
Volume
1.51 M
24h Change
0.18%
Total Supply
21.00 M BTC

What is a Bitcoin wallet?

A Bitcoin wallet is a digital space where you can store, receive, and send Bitcoins. The Bitcoin wallet is like a virtual bank account that allows users to send or receive Bitcoins, buy goods and services, or save their money. There are many different types of Bitcoin wallets.

What is a blockchain?

A blockchain is a digital ledger of all Bitcoin transactions. It is constantly growing as “completed” blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to differentiate legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins.

How do people use Bitcoin, and what are the benefits of using it?

People use Bitcoin for many different reasons. Some people buy Bitcoin as an investment, hoping that the price will go up. Others use it to buy goods and services, or to send money to friends and family. There are also many people who mine Bitcoin as a way to earn additional income.