Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$6,502.71
+$157.37 (+2.42%)
(As of 08/17/2018 05:04 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -0.18%
1-Day Price Change +2.42%
7-Day Price Change +3.34%
1-Day Volume$4.89 billion
Market Cap$111.95 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.22 million
Total Supply17.22 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$111.95 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges105

Official Links

Official Websitebitcoin.org
Official Website (Alt)bitcoin.com
BitcoinTalk AnnouncementView
Twitter Account@bitcoin
Facebook PageView
Github AccountView

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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
Blockchain Explorer (Alt)live.blockcypher.com
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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: BitMEX, BitForex, Iquant, Binance, Bitfinex, OKEx, Quoine, Huobi, FCoin, DOBI trade, CoinBene, Coinbase Pro, Coinsuper, Zaif, Fisco, HitBTC, Bitstamp, bitFlyer, OOOBTC, ZB.COM, Simex, BCEX, CoinEx, DigiFinex, Kraken, Bibox, OEX, BTCBOX, Upbit, Coincheck, Bit-Z, EXX, itBit, BigONE, Bitbank, LBank, Gemini, TOPBTC, UEX, Cryptonex, Kryptono, Allcoin, Neraex, Bitlish, CoinsBank, Bithumb, Poloniex, Coinbe, Bittrex, Fatbtc, Livecoin, IDAX, BitBay, Trade By Trade, YoBit, DragonEX, Coinone, Exmo, B2BX, Coinsquare, BitMart, Korbit, Bitinka, Exrates, Sistemkoin, Paribu, MBAex, xBTCe, CEX.IO, ChaoEX, Gate.io, C2CX, LakeBTC, CoinTiger, Qryptos, CoinEgg, BtcTrade.im, Luno, GOPAX, BtcTurk, Bithesap, BTC Markets, BTC-Alpha, BTCC, Vebitcoin, Indodax, CPDAX, Negocie Coins, CoinEx Market, Hotbit, Waves Decentralized Exchange, BiteBTC, Coinroom, BX Thailand, Coinfloor, HADAX, ACX, QuadrigaCX, Kucoin, Bitso, BL3P, Trade Satoshi, Mercado Bitcoin, Cobinhood and Mercatox.

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 $6,502.71 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $111.95 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, UnbreakableCoin, Zetacoin, Titcoin, Dollarcoin and SoonCoin.

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:  3.5 out of 5 (star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  196 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  81 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  277
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

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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures ContractsUK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures Contracts
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Report: Only 40 Out Of 100 Top Cryptocurrencies Have "Working Products"Report: Only 40 Out Of 100 Top Cryptocurrencies Have "Working Products"
www.cryptoglobe.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
FAQs for Those Who Are Looking Into TokensFAQs for Those Who Are Looking Into Tokens
www.livebitcoinnews.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Did Bitcoin Bottom Out at $5,800 and is This the Beginning of a New Rally?Did Bitcoin Bottom Out at $5,800 and is This the Beginning of a New Rally?
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Coinbase Patent Shows Exchange Is Refining Security for Bitcoin PaymentsCoinbase Patent Shows Exchange Is Refining Security for Bitcoin Payments
cointelegraph.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
P2P Markets Report: Record-Breaking Volume Across VEB, ARS, and PHP MarketsP2P Markets Report: Record-Breaking Volume Across VEB, ARS, and PHP Markets
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Super Green! 3 Cryptocurrencies Posting 40% or Higher Gains Over the Past 24 HoursSuper Green! 3 Cryptocurrencies Posting 40% or Higher Gains Over the Past 24 Hours
www.livebitcoinnews.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Struggling to Puncture $6,500Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Struggling to Puncture $6,500
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Mining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on CampusMining Round-Up: Nvidia Shares Drop, College Students Mine on Campus
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Marketing Firm Bitcoin PR Buzz Now Provides Free Consultation For Blockchain CompaniesMarketing Firm Bitcoin PR Buzz Now Provides Free Consultation For Blockchain Companies
nulltx.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Crypto Trading Fees a Major Revenue Driver Despite Market DeclineCrypto Trading Fees a Major Revenue Driver Despite Market Decline
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
GOeureka: Next-Gen Solution Shaping the Future of Online Hotel BookingGOeureka: Next-Gen Solution Shaping the Future of Online Hotel Booking
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Spikes to $6,500 – Many Still Believe in the Currency’s PowerBitcoin Price Watch: Currency Spikes to $6,500 – Many Still Believe in the Currency’s Power
nulltx.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
U.K.-Based Crypto Facilities Adds Bitcoin Cash Futures to Its OfferingsU.K.-Based Crypto Facilities Adds Bitcoin Cash Futures to Its Offerings
bitcoinmagazine.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Coinbase Files Patent To Make Direct Bitcoin Payments More Secure For CustomersCoinbase Files Patent To Make Direct Bitcoin Payments More Secure For Customers
www.cryptoglobe.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Crypto Price Review: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple Are Bullish; Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin StruggleCrypto Price Review: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple Are Bullish; Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Struggle
nulltx.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
How a Tokyo FOMO Family Invested in Bitcoin and LostHow a Tokyo FOMO Family Invested in Bitcoin and Lost
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Bitcoin’s Non-Correlation Shows Risk of Diversifying CryptocurrenciesBitcoin’s Non-Correlation Shows Risk of Diversifying Cryptocurrencies
bitcoinist.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, ETC: Price Analysis, August 17
cointelegraph.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Batter Up! MLB Crypto Baseball Is on DeckBatter Up! MLB Crypto Baseball Is on Deck
www.livebitcoinnews.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Forget Bitcoin ETF, an ETN Already Allows US Investors to Invest in BTCForget Bitcoin ETF, an ETN Already Allows US Investors to Invest in BTC
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
UK Regulator Warns Investors of Rising Cryptocurrency ScamsUK Regulator Warns Investors of Rising Cryptocurrency Scams
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Norwegian Mining Company Receives Bomb Threat in Escalating Noise ComplaintNorwegian Mining Company Receives Bomb Threat in Escalating Noise Complaint
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 5:06 PM
Coinbase FIles Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments SystemCoinbase FIles Patent for Direct Bitcoin Payments System
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 4:10 PM
California allows man to pay bail in BitcoinCalifornia allows man to pay bail in Bitcoin
cryptonewsreview.com - August 17 at 4:10 PM
Binance LCX to Introduce Fiat-to-Crypto Trading in LiechtensteinBinance LCX to Introduce Fiat-to-Crypto Trading in Liechtenstein
www.livebitcoinnews.com - August 17 at 3:06 PM
CME Futures Partner Releases First Regulated Bitcoin Cash FuturesCME Futures Partner Releases First Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures
cointelegraph.com - August 17 at 3:06 PM
John McAfee Is Still Standing By His $1 Million Bitcoin Price PredictionJohn McAfee Is Still Standing By His $1 Million Bitcoin Price Prediction
www.cryptoglobe.com - August 17 at 3:06 PM
With Bitcoin’s Dominance at Its Highest Since December, Is It Time to Dump the Altcoins?With Bitcoin’s Dominance at Its Highest Since December, Is It Time to Dump the Altcoins?
nulltx.com - August 17 at 2:16 PM
California Federal Court Allows Bail to Be Paid in BitcoinCalifornia Federal Court Allows Bail to Be Paid in Bitcoin
bitcoinist.com - August 17 at 1:07 PM
Daily Recap: Crypto Market Surges as Tokens Including VeChain Spike 50%Daily Recap: Crypto Market Surges as Tokens Including VeChain Spike 50%
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 1:07 PM
Funds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency OwnersFunds Frozen, Account Closed: UK Banks Target Cryptocurrency Owners
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 1:07 PM
The Daily: Binance Launches in Liechtenstein, ZB.com Opens Office in MaltaThe Daily: Binance Launches in Liechtenstein, ZB.com Opens Office in Malta
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 12:12 PM
Bitcoin Shorts Are up 78% Since the Beginning of August, Bitfinex Data ShowsBitcoin Shorts Are up 78% Since the Beginning of August, Bitfinex Data Shows
www.cryptoglobe.com - August 17 at 12:12 PM
Is Bitcoin Building Support Near $6,000?Is Bitcoin Building Support Near $6,000?
www.forbes.com - August 17 at 12:03 PM
PR: Token Creation Now Available on Bitcoin Cash via BITBOX – Bitmain Wormhole PartnershipPR: Token Creation Now Available on Bitcoin Cash via BITBOX – Bitmain Wormhole Partnership
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Crypto Market Recovers Over $210 Billion Due To The Closure of U.S. Bitcoin Futures MarketCrypto Market Recovers Over $210 Billion Due To The Closure of U.S. Bitcoin Futures Market
www.coinspeaker.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Bitcoin is Seeing More Transaction Volume Than GoldBitcoin is Seeing More Transaction Volume Than Gold
bitcoinist.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Tokens Record 50% Gains as Crypto Market Recovers, Bitcoin Price StabilizesTokens Record 50% Gains as Crypto Market Recovers, Bitcoin Price Stabilizes
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Bitcoin recovers from overnight dip to re-test $6,500 resistanceBitcoin recovers from overnight dip to re-test $6,500 resistance
cryptonewsreview.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Recovering from ICOs Cashing Out?Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH/USD Recovering from ICOs Cashing Out?
www.livebitcoinnews.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
3 Charts Suggest Bitcoin Prices Could Be Headed Higher3 Charts Suggest Bitcoin Prices Could Be Headed Higher
www.coindesk.com - August 17 at 11:06 AM
Bitcoin Exchange Product ETN Becomes Available for US CitizensBitcoin Exchange Product ETN Becomes Available for US Citizens
cryptovest.com - August 17 at 10:34 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Signaling Bullish Continuation Towards $6,700Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Signaling Bullish Continuation Towards $6,700
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 10:12 AM
What ETF? Theres a Wall Street Stock Thats Already Tracking BitcoinWhat ETF? There's a Wall Street Stock That's Already Tracking Bitcoin
www.coindesk.com - August 17 at 10:12 AM
Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange ‘Crypto Facilities’ Launches Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Futures ContractCryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange ‘Crypto Facilities’ Launches Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Futures Contract
www.cryptoglobe.com - August 17 at 10:12 AM
Altcoin Purge Begins: Okex Delists 28 Token PairsAltcoin Purge Begins: Okex Delists 28 Token Pairs
news.bitcoin.com - August 17 at 10:12 AM
Genesis Mining Offers Customers a Discount to Offset Falling Bitcoin RewardsGenesis Mining Offers Customers a Discount to Offset Falling Bitcoin Rewards
www.ccn.com - August 17 at 9:08 AM
Prominent Analyst: Bitcoin and Crypto Aren’t Heading Upwards, Big Drop Before Big RallyProminent Analyst: Bitcoin and Crypto Aren’t Heading Upwards, Big Drop Before Big Rally
www.newsbtc.com - August 17 at 9:08 AM
Could Exchange Traded Notes Be The ETF That The Crypto Space Is Waiting For?Could Exchange Traded Notes Be The ETF That The Crypto Space Is Waiting For?
cryptopotato.com - August 17 at 9:08 AM

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