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.
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One of the first fully-licensed bitcoin exchanges to offer advanced wallet functionality.
One of the original and most trusted web-based bitcoin wallets.
Allows users to buy BTC using a large number of transacting services, including Neteller and Skrill.
Bitcoin Core Client
The original, open-source BTC node software written in C++, contains the entire BTC blockchain.
A multi-functional, open-API wallet, stores a variety of financial instruments, for EU residents only.
An easy to use and popular Android multicurrency wallet with an emphasis on anonymity.
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A Eurozone-centric BTC-only exchange, not available in the US or Canada.
Digital Currency Exchange Hub. Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies with Fiat Currency.
London-based & offers zero trading fees on crypto-for-crypto exchanges.
Multi-currency exchanger with easy registration, offers several trading pairs.
Buy and Sell Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) in exchange with South African Rand (ZAR). Safe secure Cryp
Polish BTC exchange that allows for trades in USD.
OKEx says Bitcoin's latest struggles shouldn't worry investors
While Bitcoin's drop below $8,000 caused a stir in the market, OKEx says the downfall will most likely be short-lived.
Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries
Bittrex International, Malta-based international unit of United States' crypto exchange Bittrex, will cease operations in Venezuela and 30 other countries.
HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node
Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has launched its new smartphone Exodus 1s, enabling users to run a full Bitcoin node on mobile.
HTC's Latest Blockchain Phone Can Run a Full Bitcoin Node
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC has launched its latest blockchain phone, the Exodus 1s, which enables users to support the bitcoin network.
Alipay Denounces Bitcoin OTC Trading: Regulatory 'Gray Area' in China
Even with a trading ban in place, there are whispers of a booming P2P trading arena, with authorities in Beijing seeming to adopt a "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" approach.
Bitcoin Recovers Above $8K After 18th Million Bitcoin Was Mined
Saturday, Oct. 19 - crypto markets are seeing a slight recovery after another downward movement as Bitcoin is back to trading above $8,000.
Crypto Markets Turn Red Once Again, Bitcoin Price Hovers Under $8K
Friday, Oct. 18 - Bitcoin is suffering from further downward selling pressure and continues to trade below the $8,000 price mark.
With 18 Million Bitcoins Mined, How Hard Is That 21 Million Limit?
In a matter of hours, the 18 millionth bitcoin will have been mined and the world's first cryptocurrency will draw one step closer to its hard-coded cap of 21 million coins.
Craig Wright: Either I'm Satoshi Nakamoto, or He Plagiarized Me
Australian computer scientist and tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has asserted that Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the Bitcoin white paper, plagiarized him.
Billionaire investor warns of big economic slowdown; how will Bitcoin react?
Ray Dalio, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Bridgewater Associates with a net worth of over $18 billion, warns stimuli from central banks won't reverse global economic slowdown, which may affect Bitcoin in the medium term.