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Market Cap
59,533,573,145 USD
24h Volume
4,004,884,844 USD
Circulating Supply
17,420,100 BTC
Max Supply
21,000,000 BTC
Bitcoin Overview
Bitcoin (₿) is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system.:3 It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.:1 The system was designed to work as a peer-to-peer network, a network in which transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.:4,5 These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto and released as open-source software in 2009.
Consensus Method
Proof Of Work
Status of Project
Fully Working Product
Coin Age
67 months
Block Processing
Emission Rate
No New Tokens Created
Community size
Open Source
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Bear Market Forces Bitmain to Close Blockchain Development Center in Israel
The downturn of the crypto market has forced Beijing-based Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain to close its blockchain development center in Israel and lay off all of its employees, Israeli business news outlet Globes reported on December 10, 2018.Shutting Down All Operations in Israel.
Crypto Markets See Modest Gains, Bitcoin Rises Above $3,400
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Cryptocurrency markets have seen moderate gains on the day, with all top 20 coins by market capitalization in the green, according to Cointelegraph's Coin360.
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 12
XRP/USDSince breaking down of the support at $0.33108, the bulls have been attempting to keep Ripple above the Dec. 7 low of $0.28600.
Saying Goodbye to Crypto's Infant Anarchy
The recent launch of bitcoin futures products on exchanges regulated by the CFTC have reinforced this trend, prompting the adoption of anti-manipulation policies, better market surveillance, and information-sharing agreements between the crypto spot markets and regulated futures exchanges.
Reports: Crypto Exchange Kraken to Plan Private Offering After '$4 Billion' Valuation
United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is considering a private offering to high net worth investors, Finance Magnates reported Dec. 12, quoting emails sent by the company.
Nigerian Banking Regulator Warns Bitcoin's Disintermediation Is a 'Critical Concern'
The director and chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has expressed concerns about cryptocurrencies and disintermediation, English-language Nigerian news outlet The Sun reported Dec. 12.
Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland
Denmark's tax agency has confirmed it is "Identifying" 2,700 individuals it says owe taxes on Bitcoin gains, according to a Dec. 12 press release.
Developers Test Cross-Blockchain Protocol for One-Way ERC20-Bitcoin LN Atomic Swaps
An R&D lab at crypto startup TenX has tested the use of its cross-blockchain interoperability protocol to transfer ERC20 tokens for Bitcoin using the Lightning Network.
Bitcoin Shorts Reach ATH, is a Short Squeeze Incoming?
Bitcoin shorts reached all-time highs on BitMex and other exchanges which offer derivatives.
Payments Startup Bitwala Now Offers Crypto Banking in Germany
Germany-based crypto payments startup Bitwala is now offering crypto banking services in the country.