Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$4,027.32
+4.03 (+0.10%)
(As of 03/24/2019 11:39 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +0.03%
1-Day Price Change +0.10%
7-Day Price Change -0.25%
1-Day Volume$8.79 billion
Market Cap$70.91 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.61 million
Total Supply17.61 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$70.91 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges101

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Official Websitebitcoin.org
Official Website (Alt)bitcoin.com
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Reddit Communityr/bitcoin
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Message Boardbitcointalk.org
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Bitcoin (BTC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bitcoin?

Balances - block chain The block chain is a shared public ledger on which the entire Bitcoin network relies. All confirmed transactions are included in the block chain. This way, Bitcoin wallets can calculate their spendable balance and new transactions can be verified to be spending bitcoins that are actually owned by the spender. The integrity and the chronological order of the block chain are enforced with cryptography. Transactions - private keys A transaction is a transfer of value between Bitcoin wallets that gets included in the block chain. Bitcoin wallets keep a secret piece of data called a private key or seed, which is used to sign transactions, providing a mathematical proof that they have come from the owner of the wallet. The signature also prevents the transaction from being altered by anybody once it has been issued. All transactions are broadcast between users and usually begin to be confirmed by the network in the following 10 minutes, through a process called mining. Processing - mining Mining is a distributed consensus system that is used to confirm waiting transactions by including them in the block chain. It enforces a chronological order in the block chain, protects the neutrality of the network, and allows different computers to agree on the state of the system. To be confirmed, transactions must be packed in a block that fits very strict cryptographic rules that will be verified by the network. These rules prevent previous blocks from being modified because doing so would invalidate all following blocks. Mining also creates the equivalent of a competitive lottery that prevents any individual from easily adding new blocks consecutively in the block chain. This way, no individuals can control what is included in the block chain or replace parts of the block chain to roll back their own spends. (Description provided by CryptoCompare)

What exchanges can I buy or trade Bitcoin on?

Bitcoin can be purchased or sold on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: BitForex, BitMEX, Bithumb, Binance, DOBI trade, Coinsuper, OKEx, Liquid, ZB.COM, Huobi, FCoin, HitBTC, Bitfinex, Simex, CoinEx, Zaif, OEX, Bit-Z, BTCBOX, IDAX, Coinbase Pro, EXX, CoinBene, Bitlish, Fatbtc, DigiFinex, BCEX, Bibox, IDCM, bitFlyer, Iquant, OOOBTC, TOPBTC, Cryptonex, YoBit, RightBTC, LBank, ABCC, UEX, Coincheck, Upbit, Bitstamp, Kryptono, Kraken, CoinsBank, BitMart, Allcoin, DragonEX, BitBay, InfinityCoin Exchange, Bitbank, B2BX, Coinbe, BigONE, Livecoin, Trade By Trade, LATOKEN, C2CX, Poloniex, Exmo, itBit, Coinsquare, Gemini, Exrates, Sistemkoin, xBTCe, CPDAX, BiteBTC, ChaoEX, Gate.io, Bitinka, Coinone, Coinhub, CoinTiger, CoinEgg, BtcTrade.im, Hotbit, Bittrex, Korbit, Coinroom, BTC-Alpha, MBAex, CEX.IO, Ovis, GOPAX, Mercatox, Instant Bitex, Negocie Coins, Bitsane, Coindeal, HADAX, LocalTrade, Kucoin, Vebitcoin, Paribu, Tidex, Cobinhood, LakeBTC, QuadrigaCX, Cryptopia and Covesting.

Where can I get Bitcoin wallet?

Bitcoin produces its own wallet software that is available for download on its website, which allows you to store Bitcoin on your computer. For maximum security, you can store your cryptocurrencies on a dedicated hardware wallet such as a TREZOR wallet or a Ledger Nano S. If you do not wish to buy a hardware wallet, you may consider using a mobile wallet such as Jaxx or Coinomi to store multiple cryptocurrencies with some added security benefits.

What is the value of Bitcoin?

One Bitcoin (BTC) is currently worth $4,027.32 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $70.91 billion.

What hashing algorithm does Bitcoin use?

Bitcoin is a proof of work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA-256 algorithm.

How do I mine Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and other SHA-256 coins can typically only be mined profitably with a piece of specialized mining hardware called an ASIC, which stands for application-specific integrated circuit. Major manufacturers of ASICs include BitMain (AntMiner), Butterfly Labs, Canaan (AvalonMiner), FutureBit and GridSeed. ASIC hardware can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or from resellers on Amazon and eBay.

What coins are similar to Bitcoin?

The following coins use Bitcoin's SHA-256 algorithm and proof of work (PoW) proof-type: Bitcoin Cash, Steem, Unobtanium, Namecoin, Counterparty, Crown, CHIPS, Terracoin, ATBCoin, Zetacoin, UnbreakableCoin, Titcoin, SoonCoin and Dollarcoin.

What is the Reddit page for Bitcoin?

The official Reddit community (subreddit) for Bitcoin is r/bitcoin.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Bitcoin (BTC)

Community Ranking:  3.1 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  264 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  160 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  424
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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Bitcoin (BTC) Long-term Price Analysis – March 24Bitcoin (BTC) Long-term Price Analysis – March 24
www.cryptoglobe.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
IOTA Price Turns Sour Despite Promising Ecosystem DevelopmentsIOTA Price Turns Sour Despite Promising Ecosystem Developments
nulltx.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoins’ (BTC) Sudden Movement Suggests a Dump, But ETH, EOS, LTC, BCH And BNB Takes Lead for AltseasonBitcoins’ (BTC) Sudden Movement Suggests a Dump, But ETH, EOS, LTC, BCH And BNB Takes Lead for Altseason
coingape.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Sluggish Bitcoin Price Creates Bullish Opportunities for Wider Crypto Market: TraderSluggish Bitcoin Price Creates Bullish Opportunities for Wider Crypto Market: Trader
www.ccn.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Will Bitcoin Shine? After Ponzi Jab, BIS Boss Says CBDC DestabilizingWill Bitcoin Shine? After Ponzi Jab, BIS Boss Says CBDC Destabilizing
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Holds Just Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight LossesBitcoin Holds Just Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses
cointelegraph.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Litecoin Boom Past $60 Could Set Bitcoin (BTC) Up For A SurgeLitecoin Boom Past $60 Could Set Bitcoin (BTC) Up For A Surge
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin (BTC) trading volume clarity actually brings ETFs nearerBitcoin (BTC) trading volume clarity actually brings ETFs nearer
ethereumworldnews.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Binance CEO Explains Why So Many Bitcoin and Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Faking VolumeBinance CEO Explains Why So Many Bitcoin and Crypto Exchanges Are Reportedly Faking Volume
dailyhodl.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Basher Agustin Carstens Rails Against Central Bank Crypto ProjectsBitcoin Basher Agustin Carstens Rails Against Central Bank Crypto Projects
www.ccn.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) Reaching 5,500 is a Strong Likelihood, But Possibility of Drop to 3,000 RemainsAnalyst: Bitcoin (BTC) Reaching 5,500 is a Strong Likelihood, But Possibility of Drop to 3,000 Remains
www.finanzen.ch - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bears Look to Trap Bulls Into Weekly CloseBitcoin Price Analysis: Bears Look to Trap Bulls Into Weekly Close
bitcoinist.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Can ‘Easily’ Pass Gold’s $7.5 Trillion Market Cap, Says Crypto Investment Titan Mike NovogratzBitcoin Can ‘Easily’ Pass Gold’s $7.5 Trillion Market Cap, Says Crypto Investment Titan Mike Novogratz
dailyhodl.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
What Is MaidSafe? Introduction To MaidSafeCoinWhat Is MaidSafe? Introduction To MaidSafeCoin
cryptobriefing.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Dominance Wanes In Crypto Recovery, But Researcher Says This Isn’t The CaseBitcoin Dominance Wanes In Crypto Recovery, But Researcher Says This Isn’t The Case
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin [BTC] success rate was “so tiny” in its early days compared to recent times, says ShapeShift CEOBitcoin [BTC] success rate was “so tiny” in its early days compared to recent times, says ShapeShift CEO
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoin Account Accuses Twitter of Shadow Banning to Restrict Its ReachBitcoin Account Accuses Twitter of Shadow Banning to Restrict Its Reach
news.bitcoin.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
ShapeShift CEO: Lets Not Cram Every Desirable Attribute into BitcoinShapeShift CEO: Let's Not 'Cram Every Desirable Attribute into Bitcoin'
www.cryptoglobe.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Dogecoin Price Gives up Little Ground as Bitcoin Remains BearishDogecoin Price Gives up Little Ground as Bitcoin Remains Bearish
nulltx.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Australian Bank ANZ Still Doesn’t Understand Blockchain TechnologyAustralian Bank ANZ Still Doesn’t Understand Blockchain Technology
bitcoinist.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Crypto Sentimental Analysis: Bitcoin moving Neutral to Neutrals rise While ETH And XRP Moving Toward Neutral to PositiveCrypto Sentimental Analysis: Bitcoin moving Neutral to Neutrals rise While ETH And XRP Moving Toward Neutral to Positive
coingape.com - March 24 at 11:05 PM
Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCHBitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCH
news.bitcoin.com - March 24 at 9:09 PM
Crypto Community Roars In Response to China’s Scathing Ranking of BitcoinCrypto Community Roars In Response to China’s Scathing Ranking of Bitcoin
ethereumworldnews.com - March 24 at 5:10 PM
Cardano Price Keeps Moving up Across the BoardCardano Price Keeps Moving up Across the Board
nulltx.com - March 24 at 5:10 PM
BlockFi Disappoints BTC and ETH Whales by Lowering Interest on Deposit AccountsBlockFi Disappoints BTC and ETH Whales by Lowering Interest on Deposit Accounts
www.cryptoglobe.com - March 24 at 5:10 PM
Bitcoin [BTC] needs to be very conservative, says ShapeShift CEO Erik VoorheesBitcoin [BTC] needs to be very conservative, says ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 4:09 PM
Streaming Service Twitch Removes Crypto Payment Options, Reddit User ReportsStreaming Service Twitch Removes Crypto Payment Options, Reddit User Reports
cointelegraph.com - March 24 at 4:09 PM
Cardano [ADA] Price Prediction: Is ADA Aiming For The Moon? Price Rises for the 5th Consecutive WeekCardano [ADA] Price Prediction: Is ADA Aiming For The Moon? Price Rises for the 5th Consecutive Week
blokt.com - March 24 at 3:05 PM
Win $5K of BCH Playing Cashgames From Bitcoin.comWin $5K of BCH Playing Cashgames From Bitcoin.com
news.bitcoin.com - March 24 at 3:05 PM
Crypto Firm BlockFi Trims Interest Rates of Bitcoin Savings AccountsCrypto Firm BlockFi Trims Interest Rates of Bitcoin Savings Accounts
www.ccn.com - March 24 at 3:05 PM
How Lightning Makes Bitcoin Great Again (for Payments)How Lightning Makes Bitcoin Great Again (for Payments)
www.coindesk.com - March 24 at 3:05 PM
Ripple’s XRP & Stellar Lumens [XLM] Price Action – Both Consolidate, but More Price Movement from XLMRipple’s XRP & Stellar Lumens [XLM] Price Action – Both Consolidate, but More Price Movement from XLM
blokt.com - March 24 at 3:05 PM
Heads Up, Bitcoin (BTC) Could Plunge If History RhymesHeads Up, Bitcoin (BTC) Could Plunge If History Rhymes
ethereumworldnews.com - March 24 at 2:03 PM
Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrency price predictions are very difficult, says Tom LeeBitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrency price predictions are very difficult, says Tom Lee
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 2:03 PM
Bitcoin Price Analysis March.24: Do or Die For Bitcoin As The Coin Struggles To Stay On-top The Ascending LineBitcoin Price Analysis March.24: Do or Die For Bitcoin As The Coin Struggles To Stay On-top The Ascending Line
cryptopotato.com - March 24 at 1:09 PM
BNB Coin Pumps 15% After A Desperate Move From CEO Turning Launchpad Into LotteryBNB Coin Pumps 15% After A Desperate Move From CEO Turning Launchpad Into Lottery
247cryptonews.com - March 24 at 12:27 PM
Bitcoin Lightning Network will never be production ready, says Bitcoin Cash [BCH] proponent Rick FalkvingeBitcoin Lightning Network will never be production ready, says Bitcoin Cash [BCH] proponent Rick Falkvinge
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 12:04 PM
Bitcoin Megabulls Call BTC at $100,000 to $400,000 – Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, Litecoin, Cardano, StellarBitcoin Megabulls Call BTC at $100,000 to $400,000 – Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Tron, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar
dailyhodl.com - March 24 at 12:04 PM
Once Breakout Is Confirmed, Bitcoin (BTC) Could Rally To $5,500Once Breakout Is Confirmed, Bitcoin (BTC) Could Rally To $5,500
ethereumworldnews.com - March 24 at 12:04 PM
Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29Indian Supreme Court Set to Hear Crypto Case on March 29
news.bitcoin.com - March 24 at 11:11 AM
Online Privacy-Focused Tor Project will Now Accept Donations in CryptocurrenciesOnline Privacy-Focused Tor Project will Now Accept Donations in Cryptocurrencies
www.cryptonewsz.com - March 24 at 11:11 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Still In Strong Uptrend, Buying Dips FavoredBitcoin (BTC) Price Still In Strong Uptrend, Buying Dips Favored
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 11:11 AM
How Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Fiasco Can Lead to Bitcoin ETF ApprovalHow Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Fiasco Can Lead to Bitcoin ETF Approval
coingape.com - March 24 at 10:08 AM
Bitcoin [BTC] Futures in good stead against its Spot equivalent: Bitwise ReportBitcoin [BTC] Futures in good stead against its Spot equivalent: Bitwise Report
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 10:08 AM
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] advocate Roger Ver shows his support for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht againBitcoin Cash [BCH] advocate Roger Ver shows his support for Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht again
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 9:09 AM
Newfangled Crypto Service Signals Continued Institutional Interest In BitcoinNewfangled Crypto Service Signals Continued Institutional Interest In Bitcoin
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 8:09 AM
Litecoin Price Holds its own Above $60Litecoin Price Holds its own Above $60
nulltx.com - March 24 at 8:09 AM
As Crypto Markets Continue to Climb, Could Altseason Finally be Upon Us?As Crypto Markets Continue to Climb, Could Altseason Finally be Upon Us?
www.newsbtc.com - March 24 at 8:09 AM
Bitcoin [BTC] critic Agustin Carstens warns against central banks issuing virtual currenciesBitcoin [BTC] critic Agustin Carstens warns against central banks issuing virtual currencies
ambcrypto.com - March 24 at 7:14 AM
The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent GenerationThe Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation
news.bitcoin.com - March 24 at 7:14 AM

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    Cryptolauren
    Feb 04 at 10:58 AM
    Analyst: Bitcoin (BTC) Likely to Climb Back Above $3,500 After Finding Support at $3,400
    https://cryptolauren.com/2019/01/30/analyst-bitcoin-btc-likely-to-climb-back-above-3500-after-finding-support-at-3400/
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      David buckels
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      Is this a good stock to buy
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