Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$4,126.84
+137.84 (+3.34%)
(As of 02/23/2019 01:54 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +1.12%
1-Day Price Change +3.34%
7-Day Price Change +13.39%
1-Day Volume$8.39 billion
Market Cap$72.44 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.55 million
Total Supply17.55 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$72.44 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges101

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Official Websitebitcoin.org
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Reddit Communityr/bitcoin
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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 $4,126.84 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $72.44 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, Zetacoin, ATBCoin, Terracoin, 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:  254 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  151 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  405
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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Senior Bitcoin Investor Shares: Make Greater Fortune in Bexplus in Bullish MarketSenior Bitcoin Investor Shares: Make Greater Fortune in Bexplus in Bullish Market
www.livebitcoinnews.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Stellar Price Prediction: Did XLM Finally Make a Bottom at $0.07 and Are We Going to Move Past $0.1?Stellar Price Prediction: Did XLM Finally Make a Bottom at $0.07 and Are We Going to Move Past $0.1?
blokt.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
$320m CME trade just happened – the biggest ever. Bitcoin futures jump $500 – the bulls are back in town$320m CME trade just happened – the biggest ever. Bitcoin futures jump $500 – the bulls are back in town
cryptonewsreview.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Thailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto BusinessesThailand Greenlights Japanese Exchange to Operate 4 Crypto Businesses
news.bitcoin.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
How to Pay Employees With Bitcoin in 2019How to Pay Employees With Bitcoin in 2019
bitcoinist.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
BitDeer mining service provider assures over 90% profitabilityBitDeer mining service provider assures over 90% profitability
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Bitcoin Cash [BCH]: Roger Ver pledges to support any cryptocurrency that works and heralds economic freedomBitcoin Cash [BCH]: Roger Ver pledges to support any cryptocurrency that works and heralds economic freedom
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Texas Crypto Fund Unveils Two New Ways to Value BitcoinTexas Crypto Fund Unveils Two New Ways to Value Bitcoin
www.ccn.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Hiding Cryptocurrency Assets – Just How Easy Is It?Hiding Cryptocurrency Assets – Just How Easy Is It?
blokt.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
In the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear Is Savvy, Revolut and HackersIn the Daily: Token Delistings, Paybear Is Savvy, Revolut and Hackers
news.bitcoin.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
OKEx Lists XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its Customer-to-Customer MarketOKEx Lists XRP and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on its Customer-to-Customer Market
ethereumworldnews.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Newsweek Launches Blockchain Impact Awards, Highlighting Need for Digital Currencies and Crypto in Place of FiatNewsweek Launches Blockchain Impact Awards, Highlighting Need for Digital Currencies and Crypto in Place of Fiat
dailyhodl.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
John McAfee Blows His Own Horn Over Bitcoin Price PredictionsJohn McAfee Blows His Own Horn Over Bitcoin Price Predictions
www.ccn.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTCMarkets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC
news.bitcoin.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
The First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World’s Most Expensive PriusThe First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Prius
www.coindesk.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
MakerDAO Reaches All Time High Against Bitcoin and ETHMakerDAO Reaches All Time High Against Bitcoin and ETH
www.trustnodes.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Bitcoin Hovers Under $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Mixed MovementsBitcoin Hovers Under $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements
cointelegraph.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Bitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies push cryptocurrency trading volumes to a record highBitcoin [BTC] and other cryptocurrencies push cryptocurrency trading volumes to a record high
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
EOS Price Surpasses $4 as EOSBet Announces new Upcoming GamesEOS Price Surpasses $4 as EOSBet Announces new Upcoming Games
nulltx.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
CME Bitcoin Futures Set a New $360M Record: What Does It Mean For The Crypto Markets?CME Bitcoin Futures Set a New $360M Record: What Does It Mean For The Crypto Markets?
cryptopotato.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Trillion-Dollar Titan Fidelity Takes Bitcoin Lightning Torch, Prepares Crypto Platform for Institutional InvestorsTrillion-Dollar Titan Fidelity Takes Bitcoin Lightning Torch, Prepares Crypto Platform for Institutional Investors
dailyhodl.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Crypto Tidbits: Elon Musk Enamored With Bitcoin, CME Futures Set Record, Samsung Delves Into BlockchainCrypto Tidbits: Elon Musk Enamored With Bitcoin, CME Futures Set Record, Samsung Delves Into Blockchain
www.newsbtc.com - February 23 at 1:06 PM
Bitcoin [BTC] worth $300,000 stolen by scammers in email-based “Sextortion” racketBitcoin [BTC] worth $300,000 stolen by scammers in email-based “Sextortion” racket
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 12:06 PM
Beware: Bitcoin Sextortion Racket, Don’t get scammedBeware: Bitcoin Sextortion Racket, Don’t get scammed
coinnounce.com - February 23 at 12:06 PM
Ethereum Versus XRP Price Action – ETH Continues OutperformanceEthereum Versus XRP Price Action – ETH Continues Outperformance
blokt.com - February 23 at 12:06 PM
Litecoin [LTC]: Coinbase announces wallet support for the silver coin as calls to add XRP followLitecoin [LTC]: Coinbase announces wallet support for the silver coin as calls to add XRP follow
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 11:05 AM
Tim Draper’s Massive Bitcoin Prediction Catches Fire, Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tron, Cardano: Crypto News AlertTim Draper’s Massive Bitcoin Prediction Catches Fire, Plus Ripple and XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin, Tron, Cardano: Crypto News Alert
dailyhodl.com - February 23 at 10:02 AM
Bitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Bears look to capitalize as market begins to stabilizeBitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Bears look to capitalize as market begins to stabilize
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 10:02 AM
Bitcoin ‘Sextortion’ Scheme Netted Cybercriminals Over $330,000Bitcoin ‘Sextortion’ Scheme Netted Cybercriminals Over $330,000
www.cryptoglobe.com - February 23 at 9:10 AM
Fidelity Becomes First Financial Institution to Take Bitcoin Lightning ‘Torch’Fidelity Becomes First Financial Institution to Take Bitcoin Lightning ‘Torch’
bitcoinist.com - February 23 at 8:07 AM
Bitcoin [BTC]: John McAfee predicts Bitcoin to breach the $1 million mark on 31 December, 2020Bitcoin [BTC]: John McAfee predicts Bitcoin to breach the $1 million mark on 31 December, 2020
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 7:13 AM
It Doesn’t Matter Which Crypto Prevails, Says Bitcoin Cash Advocate Roger VerIt Doesn’t Matter Which Crypto Prevails, Says Bitcoin Cash Advocate Roger Ver
dailyhodl.com - February 23 at 7:13 AM
Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning
news.bitcoin.com - February 23 at 7:13 AM
Bitcoin [BTC] Price Analysis: Coin reunites with the bull after escaping the bear trapBitcoin [BTC] Price Analysis: Coin reunites with the bull after escaping the bear trap
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 7:13 AM
German’s Giant Derivatives Exchange to launch BTC, ETH and XRP futures.German’s Giant Derivatives Exchange to launch BTC, ETH and XRP futures.
coinnounce.com - February 23 at 7:13 AM
Pantera: Crypto Winter Has Gone On ‘Plenty Long’, Bitcoin (BTC) Deviating From FundamentalsPantera: Crypto Winter Has Gone On ‘Plenty Long’, Bitcoin (BTC) Deviating From Fundamentals
ethereumworldnews.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
Wealth Manager: Pot Stocks Will Mimic Crypto Bubble – But Won’t Crash Like BitcoinWealth Manager: Pot Stocks Will Mimic Crypto Bubble – But Won’t Crash Like Bitcoin
www.ccn.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
State Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTCState Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC
news.bitcoin.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Price Analysis: Coin breaks resistance as bulls look to settle downBitcoin Cash [BCH] Price Analysis: Coin breaks resistance as bulls look to settle down
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
Whether You Bought Bitcoin (BTC) at $1,800 or $3,000 Won’t Matter in 5 Years: Crypto AnalystWhether You Bought Bitcoin (BTC) at $1,800 or $3,000 Won’t Matter in 5 Years: Crypto Analyst
ethereumworldnews.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
John McAfee Sticks To $1,000,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Prediction, Issues ‘Hard Date’John McAfee Sticks To $1,000,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Prediction, Issues ‘Hard Date’
ethereumworldnews.com - February 23 at 6:07 AM
Extortionists Made $332,000 in Bitcoin Threatening to Leak Porn HistoryExtortionists Made $332,000 in Bitcoin Threatening to Leak Porn History
nulltx.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Analyst Claims Bitcoin Must Break Above $4,000 Or BTC Will Face Strong RejectionAnalyst Claims Bitcoin Must Break Above $4,000 Or BTC Will Face Strong Rejection
www.newsbtc.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Ex-Madam Heidi Fleiss Files $4 Million Bitcoin LawsuitEx-Madam Heidi Fleiss Files $4 Million Bitcoin Lawsuit
bitcoinerx.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
UK Auction House to Sell $400,000 in Dark Web BitcoinUK Auction House to Sell $400,000 in Dark Web Bitcoin
www.ccn.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Battling the $4,000.00: Opening Gates for All CoinsBitcoin (BTC) Battling the $4,000.00: Opening Gates for All Coins
ethereumworldnews.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Scammers Net Over $300,000 in Bitcoin “Sextortion” AttackScammers Net Over $300,000 in Bitcoin “Sextortion” Attack
www.newsbtc.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish Setups Could Break Current Market StructureBitcoin Price Analysis: Bullish Setups Could Break Current Market Structure
bitcoinmagazine.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
Bitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Coin ready for a bull run as markets move steadilyBitcoin SV [BSV] Price Analysis: Coin ready for a bull run as markets move steadily
ambcrypto.com - February 23 at 5:08 AM
The SEC’s Decision on Bitcoin ETF Will Influence Korean Crypto MarketsThe SEC’s Decision on Bitcoin ETF Will Influence Korean Crypto Markets
blockonomi.com - February 23 at 4:30 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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