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Market Cap
111,909,839,252 USD
24h Volume
4,901,836,469 USD
Circulating Supply
17,214,512 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
64 months
Block Processing
Emission Rate
No New Tokens Created
Community size
Open Source
Team Memberes
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Coinbase Wins Patent for Secure Bitcoin Payments System
A newly published Coinbase patent seeks to protect a way of making bitcoin purchases more secure for customers.
Genesis Mining Compels Certain Customers to Upgrade BTC Mining Contracts
Iceland-based hashpower hosting service Genesis Mining is compelling some of its customers to upgrade their Bitcoin mining contracts following this year's significant cryptocurrency price decline, according to an August 17 statement.
Bitcoin Cash's New Token Machine Gun: Inside Wormhole's Quest to Dethrone ERC-20
Last week, CEO Roger Ver and lead developer Corbin Frasers unveiled a new tool which allows developers to issue tokens on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, hosted on their publication.
Toshi Goes Native to Become 'Coinbase Wallet'
Toshi, the open source decentralized app browser and wallet developed by Coinbase, is now going native to become "Coinbase Wallet," according to an official Medium post published August 15.
Square Rolls Out Bitcoin Service to Cash App in Every US State
The popular mobile payment service Square has announced that consumers across all 50 U.S. states can now use the Cash App to purchase and sell Bitcoin.
Pantera Capital Seeks $175 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund
Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital is seeking to raise $175 million for its third venture fund, a six-fold increase from its previous fund target, TechCrunch reports August 16.
$6.6K: Bitcoin Price Eyes New Target for Bull Reversal
Bitcoin is showing signs of life, but only a break above key resistance at $6,675 would confirm a bullish reversal, technical charts indicate.
Notes From the Brink: Reasons Behind the Crypto Bear Market
After a week in which double-digit losses wreaked havoc on many high-profile cryptos, and Bitcoin momentarily fell through the $6,000 support, pitiless bearish sentiment has been circling, with some accusing the top coin of being "Exhibit A" in a "Permanently impaired or even game‐over" market.
'Soft' Crypto ETF Alternative Now Geared Towards U.S. Investors, Says Bloomberg
A Bitcoin-based exchange traded note listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange is now being targeted towards U.S. investors, Bloomberg reports Wednesday, August 15.
Bitcoin Holds Above $6,000 While Industry Figures Warn Over ETF 'Benefits'
05 percent on Thursday, August 16, bringing the leading cryptocurrency solidly back over $6,000 after a market fall that had seen BTC dip below that psychological price point on August 14.