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What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is the world’s first open-source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency developed by a pseudonymous person or group of people under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto remains a mystery. The crypto is run on distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain. Bitcoin allows for lower transaction fees than traditional online payment systems, and is decentralized, unlike government-backed currencies. Bitcoin is the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and has a limit of 21 million coins. The cryptocurrency uses a proof-of-work protocol to enable security, privacy, and legitimacy of monetary transactions. The issuance of Bitcoin requires mining, where programmers solve a difficult cryptographic puzzle to be able to mine Bitcoin, which earns them a reward. Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrencies, all other cryptocurrencies are known as altcoins.
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Bitcoin Analyst: Bitcoin Futures Do Not Manipulate Bitcoin Price In Spot Market
According to a Bitcoin analyst, PlanB, creator of one of the most accurate Bitcoin price models, on April 7, 2020, claimed that Bitcoin Futures do not affect the price of Bitcoin in the spot market. In his tweet, he said that Bitcoin prices stayed within the S2F bands even when Bitcoin was at its all-time-high (ATH) in December 2017 which many people claim was suppressed by the introduction of Bitcoin Futures in Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 2017.

Bitcoin Whitepaper: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
The Bitcoin Whitepaper

Canadian Dollar Payments on Blockstream’s Liquid Network Boosting Bitcoin Adoption Powered by Bull Bitcoin
Montreal-based Bitcoin exchange Bull Bitcoin, released Liquid Canadian dollars (L-CAD) using Blockstream’s Liquid Network, taking the Bitcoin standard to Canada. Blockchain’s Liquid sidechain is used for settling Bitcoin transactions.

Bitcoin Mixer - Shuffling Your Bitcoin For Anonymity and Privacy
Bitcoin Mixer offers a solution to the many risks posed by transacting Bitcoins online through a process known as Bitcoin shuffling.

18,000 Bitcoin Whales Circle the Crypto Market, Each Holding At Least $1 Million in Bitcoin
Glassnode’s recent report shows that the number of Bitcoin addresses holding at least $1 million worth of Bitcoin has increased by 38%. Currently, there are 18,000 Bitcoin whales.

CME Group Bullish on Bitcoin Despite Pullback in Prices
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group recently stated that customer interest in CME Bitcoin futures remained bullish in Q3 2019 despite the Bitcoin price pullback.

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar After Block Reward Halving
Bitcoin transaction fees continue to soar after halving.

Bitcoin and Bad Guys
With Bitcoin a growing number of people have been choosing to opt-out of the traditional financial system, and others have even chosen to use the cryptocurrency to circumvent regulation altogether, leading to its unfortunate connection with illegal activity and shady characters.

Bitcoin Access in East Africa Boosted by Paxful
Paxful a Bitcoin peer-to-peer platform seeks to propel Bitcoin Access in East Africa by educating the populace about Bitcoin and peer-to-peer financing.

Nine Bitcoin Twitter Accounts That Deserve Your Attention
Nine Bitcoin Twitter accounts that deserve to be followed.

Bitcoin Halving: Everything You Need to Know in 5 Minutes
In May 2020, Bitcoin is expected to experience its third halving in history. Bitcoin halving refers to the halving of Bitcoin block rewards, which occurs once every 210,000 blocks created (approximately every 4 years).

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor From BTC Skeptic to Bitcoin Maximalism
MicroStrategy's CEO Michael Saylor went from cryptocurrency skeptic to Bitcoin bull in just seven years, but his eyes are for Bitcoin and Bitcoin only.