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Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$8,626.57
+91.44 (+1.06%)
(As of 11/17/2019 02:51 PM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change +0.03%
1-Day Price Change +1.06%
7-Day Price Change -4.26%
1-Day Volume$18.07 billion
Market Cap$155.74 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply18.05 million
Total Supply18.05 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$155.74 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges101

Official Links

Official Websitebitcoin.org
Official Website (Alt)bitcoin.com
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Twitter Account@bitcoin
Facebook PageView
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Community Discussion

Reddit Communityr/bitcoin
Telegram GroupN/A
Discord GroupN/A
Message Boardbitcointalk.org
Message Board (Alt)forum.bitcoin.com

Research Tools

Blockchain Explorerblockchain.info
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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 Atomic Wallet, Jaxx, or Coinomi to store multiple cryptocurrencies with some added security benefits.

What is the value of Bitcoin?

One Bitcoin (BTC) is currently worth $8,626.57 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $155.74 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, Color Platform, Terracoin, PIXEL, Crown, Zetacoin, ATBCoin, Titcoin 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:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  378 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  287 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  665
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform other cryptocurrencies over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform other cryptocurrencies over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

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Bitcoin (BTC) Search Trends

There is a correlation between price appreciation and public interest in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. Many cryptocurrency investors use Google Trends, which measures the volume of web searches for a particular topic over time, as a tool to gauge whether public interest is increasing or decreasing for a particular cryptocurrency. The chart below shows how search volume has changed for the phrase "Bitcoin" over the last 90 days.



Bitcoin (BTC) Social Media Trends

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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Sunday Digest: Bitcoin Price And The Race To Rule The Blockchain SpaceSunday Digest: Bitcoin Price And The Race To Rule The Blockchain Space
bitcoinist.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Alibaba Denies Working With Bitcoin (BTC) Company or Support for Crypto: ReportAlibaba Denies Working With Bitcoin (BTC) Company or Support for Crypto: Report
dailyhodl.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
ProtonMail Reveals It’s Been ‘HODLing’ Its Bitcoin Payments for YearsProtonMail Reveals It’s Been ‘HODLing’ Its Bitcoin Payments for Years
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Adoption: 5 Business Industries That Accept Bitcoin In 2019Adoption: 5 Business Industries That Accept Bitcoin In 2019
cryptopotato.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Iran Violent Turmoil Could Be Catalyst for Next Bitcoin SurgeIran Violent Turmoil Could Be Catalyst for Next Bitcoin Surge
www.ccn.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Bobby Lee Regrets Supporting the ‘Extremely Dangerous’ SegWit2x ProposalBobby Lee Regrets Supporting the ‘Extremely Dangerous’ SegWit2x Proposal
www.cryptoglobe.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Best Bitcoin Debit Cards – Complete Guide for 2019Best Bitcoin Debit Cards – Complete Guide for 2019
www.cryptopolitan.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Top-5 Cryptos This Week: NEO, LINK, ADA, BNB, LEOTop-5 Cryptos This Week: NEO, LINK, ADA, BNB, LEO
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Bitcoin Volume Lowest Since BTC Was at $4,000: Price Breakout NearBitcoin Volume Lowest Since BTC Was at $4,000: Price Breakout Near
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Iran civil unrest: Bitcoin miners forced to stop operations due to internet blackoutIran civil unrest: Bitcoin miners forced to stop operations due to internet blackout
www.cryptopolitan.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Falling Wedge Suggests Bitcoin Price May Rally Past $10,000Falling Wedge Suggests Bitcoin Price May Rally Past $10,000
en.ethereumworldnews.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Bitcoin Shakes Off Recent Negativity and Moves Back Above $8,500Bitcoin Shakes Off Recent Negativity and Moves Back Above $8,500
www.cryptoglobe.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Bull Run Intact: Long-Term Bitcoin Price Indicator Remains LongBull Run Intact: Long-Term Bitcoin Price Indicator Remains Long
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 2:31 PM
Market Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week DowntrendMarket Update: Crypto Prices Improve After 3-Week Downtrend
news.bitcoin.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
The Pot Stock Crash Will Dent Bitcoin Price, Claims Peter SchiffThe Pot Stock Crash Will Dent Bitcoin Price, Claims Peter Schiff
www.ccn.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
Tim Draper: The Lightning Network Will Improve BTCTim Draper: The Lightning Network Will Improve BTC
www.livebitcoinnews.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
BlockShow Asia, Bitcoin Crash Warning, India Delays Crypto Ban: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 11–17BlockShow Asia, Bitcoin Crash Warning, India Delays Crypto Ban: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 11–17
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
Hong Kong: geolocation data provider starts accepting BitcoinHong Kong: geolocation data provider starts accepting Bitcoin
www.cryptopolitan.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
Bitcoin Still Looks Bearish Despite Climb to $8,600, Claims AnalystBitcoin Still Looks Bearish Despite Climb to $8,600, Claims Analyst
en.ethereumworldnews.com - November 17 at 2:30 PM
ProtonMail has no Intention of Converting Bitcoin Payments to FiatProtonMail has no Intention of Converting Bitcoin Payments to Fiat
themerkle.com - November 17 at 2:12 PM
‘Extremely Dangerous’ — Bobby Lee Regrets Backing Bitcoin SegWit2x‘Extremely Dangerous’ — Bobby Lee Regrets Backing Bitcoin SegWit2x
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 1:34 PM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Expecting a HUGE Move In The Coming WeekBitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Expecting a HUGE Move In The Coming Week
cryptopotato.com - November 17 at 1:34 PM
‘Plan A Has Failed’ — Global Debt to Hit $255T or $12.1M per Bitcoin‘Plan A Has Failed’ — Global Debt to Hit $255T or $12.1M per Bitcoin
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 1:34 PM
Crypto Analyst Tone Vays Unveils $100K Bitcoin (BTC) Timeline – Plus Ethereum, XRP and Ripple UpdatesCrypto Analyst Tone Vays Unveils $100K Bitcoin (BTC) Timeline – Plus Ethereum, XRP and Ripple Updates
dailyhodl.com - November 17 at 12:40 PM
3 Things Stopping Bitcoin From Returning to $20k3 Things Stopping Bitcoin From Returning to $20k
bitcoinist.com - November 17 at 12:40 PM
Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide Hit New Milestone, Surpassing 6,000Bitcoin ATMs Worldwide Hit New Milestone, Surpassing 6,000
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 12:40 PM
Canadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil WellCanadian Company Commissions 3 Bitcoin Mining Units to Restart Oil Well
news.bitcoin.com - November 17 at 12:40 PM
Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: BTC Price Turned Sell On RalliesBitcoin Weekly Forecast: BTC Price Turned Sell On Rallies
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 11:38 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price heads below 264Bitcoin Cash Price heads below 264
www.cryptopolitan.com - November 17 at 11:38 AM
Bitcoin Revolution Meets Protestant Reformation, Crypto Drives Change?Bitcoin Revolution Meets Protestant Reformation, Crypto Drives Change?
cointelegraph.com - November 17 at 11:38 AM
Bitcoin ATMs and kiosks are IRSs latest concernBitcoin ATMs and kiosks are IRS's latest concern
eng.ambcrypto.com - November 17 at 11:38 AM
Bitcoin Likely to Face One More Drop Before Next Uptrend Kicks OffBitcoin Likely to Face One More Drop Before Next Uptrend Kicks Off
en.ethereumworldnews.com - November 17 at 10:33 AM
Bitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYCBitcoin Traders Are Finding Creative Ways to Avoid KYC
news.bitcoin.com - November 17 at 10:33 AM
Bitcoin Futures Options: Movement and market impact in 2020Bitcoin Futures Options: Movement and market impact in 2020
www.cryptopolitan.com - November 17 at 10:33 AM
Crypto Tipping Point: Insider Says Bitcoin (BTC) Users Will Shift From ‘Acquire to Defend’Crypto Tipping Point: Insider Says Bitcoin (BTC) Users Will Shift From ‘Acquire to Defend’
dailyhodl.com - November 17 at 10:33 AM
Retail interest in Bitcoin plateaus as BTC price stagnatesRetail interest in Bitcoin plateaus as BTC price stagnates
cryptoslate.com - November 17 at 10:33 AM
Tether Introduces New Gold-Backed Stable CoinTether Introduces New Gold-Backed Stable Coin
www.livebitcoinnews.com - November 17 at 9:36 AM
Bitcoin wont be affected by economic crises: Ledger founderBitcoin won't be affected by economic crises: Ledger founder
eng.ambcrypto.com - November 17 at 9:36 AM
Bitcoin Breaks $8700, Dragging XRP, ETH, LTC, And XLM Down—What’s Next?Bitcoin Breaks $8700, Dragging XRP, ETH, LTC, And XLM Down—What’s Next?
www.forbes.com - November 17 at 8:55 AM
Bitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to GhanaBitcoin Cash Community Funds Eatbch Trip to Ghana
news.bitcoin.com - November 17 at 8:39 AM
Bitcoin Price at Last Line of Defense: $8,270 Must HoldBitcoin Price at Last Line of Defense: $8,270 Must Hold
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 8:39 AM
Binance CEO: Race Towards Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto Adoption UnderwayBinance CEO: Race Towards Bitcoin (BTC) and Crypto Adoption Underway
dailyhodl.com - November 17 at 7:41 AM
Ukrainian Railways Uncovers Bitcoin Mining Farm at Lviv BranchUkrainian Railways Uncovers Bitcoin Mining Farm at Lviv Branch
www.cryptoglobe.com - November 17 at 7:41 AM
Shanghai Looking to Close Down Crypto BusinessesShanghai Looking to Close Down Crypto Businesses
www.livebitcoinnews.com - November 17 at 7:41 AM
Bitcoins supply/demand dynamics cant change: Bitwise COOBitcoin's supply/demand dynamics can't change: Bitwise COO
ambcrypto.com - November 17 at 7:41 AM
Is Bitcoin’s Long-Term Price Uptrend Intact? Research Firm Says SoIs Bitcoin’s Long-Term Price Uptrend Intact? Research Firm Says So
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 7:41 AM
As China Slams Cryptocurrency, RBC May Consider BitcoinAs China Slams Cryptocurrency, RBC May Consider Bitcoin
insidebitcoins.com - November 17 at 6:45 AM
Crypto Tidbits: RBC May Embrace Bitcoin, China Bashes Cryptocurrency, Ethereum DeFi BoomingCrypto Tidbits: RBC May Embrace Bitcoin, China Bashes Cryptocurrency, Ethereum DeFi Booming
www.newsbtc.com - November 17 at 6:41 AM
Bitcoin drop below $8,500 may be tied down to USDCoinBitcoin drop below $8,500 may be tied down to USDCoin
ambcrypto.com - November 17 at 5:47 AM
IRS Criminal Investigator Eyes Bitcoin and Crypto Users and OperatorsIRS Criminal Investigator Eyes Bitcoin and Crypto Users and Operators
dailyhodl.com - November 17 at 4:39 AM

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This page was last updated on 11/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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