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Bitcoin News


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.

UK ISIS Member Charged for Sending Bitcoin to Terrorist Militants in Syria
A UK member of ISIS faces multiple charges for sending funds using Bitcoin to aid the escape of terrorist militants being held in prison camps in Syria.
4 Reasons Why Bitcoin Rises While the Crypto and Stock Markets Drop
Why does the Bitcoin price continue to rise as the stock market, as well as the overall crypto market experience a drop? Here are four reason why Bitcoin is different.
China-Based Crypto Ponzi Scheme Generates $1 Billion Before Being Flagged
A cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme was reported by Chinese law officials, but not before fraudsters reaped more than $1 billion profit from it.
Tiger King's Carole Baskins Calls Bitcoin "the Future" in BTC Birthday Video
Bitcoin whitepaper turns twelve tomorrow, nine celebrities including the Tiger King documentary’s infamous antagonist Carole Baskins have wished BTC many happy returns.
Bitcoin’s Price Finally Showing Signs of Macro Decoupling from the Stock Market
Bitcoin has finally decoupled with the stock market, as the crypto's price has been able to maintain its strength while the stock market has been tumbling.
Ethereum Blockchain Now Has $2 Billion in Bitcoin as BTC Fever Taking Over DeFi Investors
Currently, Ethereum holds more than $2 billion worth of Bitcoin on its blockchain, as investors are getting creative with BTC and anticipating its next bull run.
Bitcoin Price Flashes $750M Warning Sign As 60,000 BTC Options Set To Expire
The Bitcoin price has climbed more than 20% over the last 30 days but traders could be in for a $750 million shock through the markets on Friday.
Bitcoin Suffers Mild Drop but Analyst Who Predicted Decoupling Expects BTC Price to See Bullish Uptrend
After almost two weeks of a steady uptrend, Bitcoin (BTC) is now trading over 4 percent lower from its high in 2020. What's next for BTC?
MicroStrategy Plans to Purchase Additional Bitcoin Reserves With Excess Cash
MicroStrategy has revealed to its investors that it has plans to purchase “an additional Bitcoin” with the company’s excess liquidity
Ripple CTO: Why Ripple Ledger's Consensus Algorithm is More Reliable and Energy Efficient than PoW
Ripple CTO David Schwartz talks about reasons why Ripple Ledger (XRPL)'s consensus is more reliable and energy-efficient than Proof of Work (PoW) Consensus.

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