Bitcoin (BTC) was invented by a pseudonymous individual or group named Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and is the world’s first enduring cryptocurrency that succeeded where decades of digital cash experiments failed.
Bitcoin’s monetary policy is enforced through a unique blend of software, cryptography and financial incentives rather than the whim of trusted third parties. The Bitcoin network is powered by a cryptographically secure, verifiable database called the blockchain — itself a technological phenomenon.
The Bitcoin ecosystem consists of a global network of stakeholders, including the miners that secure the network and drive the issuance of the Bitcoin currency, the traders who speculate on this radically market-driven asset, and the builders working to onboard people to the cryptocurrency paradigm.
At Cointelegraph, we are chronicling the ongoing story of Bitcoin and the rise of a borderless, permissionless financial system. What has changed since Satoshi wrote the Bitcoin white paper? How is Bitcoin trading developing over the years, what are the best ways of investing in Bitcoin, and how do Bitcoin futures influence blockchain adoption? How will industry stakeholders work to make Bitcoin a mainstay in people’s lives, and will incumbent and legacy systems accept or fight this change?
“Policy unpredictability” and “adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender” are part of the reasons why the country has received a downgrade from Fitch. El Salvador faces another whipping from a traditional finance firm for its “forbidden” love for Bitcoin (BTC).1
Loopring has emerged to become one of the most promising projects in the cryptocurrency sphere today.1
Soon after the launch of the Stacks Bridge, more token and NFT transfers will be supported so users can benefit from the security of Bitcoin and the speed of other chains.0
Stock headwinds contrast with a lack of short sellers to produce an array of forecasts on where Bitcoin price action may head next.2
Music is becoming a key feature in the Metaverse, but will challenges hamper adoption?1
Uncertain markets can be profitable when investors can stay in the know and have the tools to support quick decision-making.2
The economist's remarks come as nations around the world consider how to control cryptocurrencies.16