Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$35,491.43
-2,076.71 (-5.85%)
(As of 06/18/2021 04:55 PM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change +0.19%
1-Day Price Change -5.85%
7-Day Price Change -4.74%
1-Day Volume$35.69 billion
Market Cap$665.04 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply18.74 million
Total Supply18.74 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$665.04 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?Yes

Official Links

Official Websitebitcoin.org
Official Website (Alt)bitcoin.com
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Twitter Account@bitcoin
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Github AccountView

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Reddit Communityr/bitcoin
Telegram GroupN/A
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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)

How do I buy Bitcoin?

It is not possible to buy all cryptocurrencies with U.S. dollars. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and other popular cryptocurrencies can be purchased with U.S. dollars using Coinbase or BlockFi. Once you have purchased Bitcoin using Coinbase, you can then transfer your Bitcoin to an exchange such as Binance to purchase other cryptocurrencies.

What do investment analysts think about Bitcoin?

Weiss Research, an investment research firm that rates cryptocurrencies, has given Bitcoin an overall rating of "B+", a technology and adoption rating of "A-", and a market performance rating of "B-".

What technology is included in 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. (Information provided by CryptoCompare)

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 X. 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 $35,491.43 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $665.04 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), Microbt (Whatsminer), and Canaan (AvalonMiner). 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, Bitcoin SV, Bitcoin Cash ABC, Steem, Namecoin, PIXEL, DragonVein, Crown, Color Platform, DAOBet, Terracoin, Zetacoin, ATBCoin, Dollarcoin and Titcoin.

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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,860 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,714 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,574
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.



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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

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Bitcoin Miner Hive Blockchain Heads to NasdaqBitcoin Miner Hive Blockchain Heads to Nasdaq
cryptobriefing.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Bitcoin’s High Volatility Becomes A Surprising Magnet For Investors: Are Price Fluctuations The New Bull Rally?Bitcoin’s High Volatility Becomes A Surprising Magnet For Investors: Are Price Fluctuations The New Bull Rally?
zycrypto.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Goldman Sachs expands into bitcoin futures with Galaxy DigitalGoldman Sachs expands into bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital
seekingalpha.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Even Elon Musk cant save Dogecoin from crashing another 60%, analyst assertsEven Elon Musk can't save Dogecoin from crashing another 60%, analyst asserts
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Why China’s Crackdown On Bitcoin May Be Just BeginningWhy China’s Crackdown On Bitcoin May Be Just Beginning
newsbtc.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Goldman Sachs Now Trading Bitcoin Futures With Galaxy DigitalGoldman Sachs Now Trading Bitcoin Futures With Galaxy Digital
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
CME Group: Investors Are Still Hungry for BitcoinCME Group: Investors Are Still Hungry for Bitcoin
blockworks.co - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Pro basketball league in Canada will offer players Bitcoin salariesPro basketball league in Canada will offer players Bitcoin salaries
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Spanish Banking Giant BBVA Opens Bitcoin Trading Service in SwitzerlandSpanish Banking Giant BBVA Opens Bitcoin Trading Service in Switzerland
cryptoglobe.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Bitcoin Reserves on BlockFi to New Lows as BTC Price SluggishBitcoin Reserves on BlockFi to New Lows as BTC Price Sluggish
cryptopotato.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Bitcoin: Is this the price target after ascending channel breakout?Bitcoin: Is this the price target after ascending channel breakout?
ambcrypto.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Bet on EURO 2020 and Win Crypto with EUROMANIA!Bet on EURO 2020 and Win Crypto with EUROMANIA!
livebitcoinnews.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Miami Mayor Wants To Entice Chinese Bitcoin Miners To Set Up Shop In FloridaMiami Mayor Wants To Entice Chinese Bitcoin Miners To Set Up Shop In Florida
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Goldman Sachs Taps Galaxy Digital as Bitcoin Futures Liquidity ProviderGoldman Sachs Taps Galaxy Digital as Bitcoin Futures Liquidity Provider
decrypt.co - June 18 at 2:07 PM
NASCAR Driver Landon Cassill Will Be Paid In CryptoNASCAR Driver Landon Cassill Will Be Paid In Crypto
bitcoinist.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Miami Mayor Tries to Entice China’s Bitcoin Miners — ‘We Want You to Be Here’Miami Mayor Tries to Entice China’s Bitcoin Miners — ‘We Want You to Be Here’
news.bitcoin.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Chainlink, MATIC, AAVE Price Analysis: 18 JuneChainlink, MATIC, AAVE Price Analysis: 18 June
ambcrypto.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Elon Musk Changes His Tune on BTC PaymentsElon Musk Changes His Tune on BTC Payments
livebitcoinnews.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Banking Giant BBVA Launches Bitcoin Trading, Custody Services In SwitzerlandBanking Giant BBVA Launches Bitcoin Trading, Custody Services In Switzerland
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Pantera Capital CEO: Bitcoin Has Only Been This “Cheap” 20% Of The Last 11 YearsPantera Capital CEO: Bitcoin Has Only Been This “Cheap” 20% Of The Last 11 Years
newsbtc.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Bitcoin Mining Council: We Need To Tackle Negative Media NarrativesBitcoin Mining Council: We Need To Tackle Negative Media Narratives
newsbtc.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Traditional Investors Sending an ESG Sign Important to Bitcoin Miners TooTraditional Investors Sending an ESG Sign Important to Bitcoin Miners Too
cryptonews.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Goldman Sachs joins hands with Galaxy Digital to trade Bitcoin FuturesGoldman Sachs joins hands with Galaxy Digital to trade Bitcoin Futures
ambcrypto.com - June 18 at 2:07 PM
Brock Pierce Claims to Lead ‘Official’ Bitcoin Delegation to El SalvadorBrock Pierce Claims to Lead ‘Official’ Bitcoin Delegation to El Salvador
decrypt.co - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Galaxy Digital is now serving as Goldman Sachs’ liquidity provider for bitcoin futures tradesGalaxy Digital is now serving as Goldman Sachs’ liquidity provider for bitcoin futures trades
theblockcrypto.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
What does the upcoming death cross mean for Bitcoin now?What does the upcoming death cross mean for Bitcoin now?
ambcrypto.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Local Reports Indicate Bitcoin Miners In Sichuan Have Been Ordered To Shut DownLocal Reports Indicate Bitcoin Miners In Sichuan Have Been Ordered To Shut Down
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Ethereum Clear Front Runner in Crypto Adoption, Accelerating Faster Than Bitcoin: Macro Guru Raoul PalEthereum Clear Front Runner in Crypto Adoption, Accelerating Faster Than Bitcoin: Macro Guru Raoul Pal
dailyhodl.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Goldman Sachs to offer Bitcoin futures trading in partnership with Galaxy DigitalGoldman Sachs to offer Bitcoin futures trading in partnership with Galaxy Digital
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Just-In: Goldman Sachs Becomes First Major US Bank to Trade Bitcoin FuturesJust-In: Goldman Sachs Becomes First Major US Bank to Trade Bitcoin Futures
coingape.com - June 18 at 1:18 PM
Chinese Bitcoin mining shakeout may have surprise BTC price consequences — analystChinese Bitcoin mining shakeout may have surprise BTC price consequences — analyst
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Bitcoin: As A Currency, Where Does It Derive Its Value From?Bitcoin: As A Currency, Where Does It Derive Its Value From?
seekingalpha.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Ride The Bitcoin Bull On BitwellsRide The Bitcoin Bull On Bitwells
cryptoglobe.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
China Reportedly Orders Bitcoin Miners in Sichuan to Temporarily Cease OperationsChina Reportedly Orders Bitcoin Miners in Sichuan to Temporarily Cease Operations
cryptopotato.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Bitcoin indicator shows ‘oversold’ levels, bounce-back in the offing?Bitcoin indicator shows ‘oversold’ levels, bounce-back in the offing?
cryptopolitan.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Bitcoin miners from China? Miami Mayor offers them a new home and nuclear powerBitcoin miners from China? Miami Mayor offers them a new home and nuclear power
cryptopolitan.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Miami mayor offers city’s clean nuclear power to Chinese Bitcoin minersMiami mayor offers city’s clean nuclear power to Chinese Bitcoin miners
cryptopolitan.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Chinese Authorities Order Shutdown Of 26 Bitcoin Mining Farms In SichuanChinese Authorities Order Shutdown Of 26 Bitcoin Mining Farms In Sichuan
zycrypto.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Spain’s BBVA Opens Bitcoin Trading to All Private Banking Clients in SwitzerlandSpain’s BBVA Opens Bitcoin Trading to All Private Banking Clients in Switzerland
news.bitcoin.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
BBVA Switzerland Opens Bitcoin Trading For The First TimeBBVA Switzerland Opens Bitcoin Trading For The First Time
decrypt.co - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Illinois plans to become a cryptocurrency financial centerIllinois plans to become a cryptocurrency financial center
cryptopolitan.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Bitcoin & Ethereum Price May Reach To These Levels By Next WeekBitcoin & Ethereum Price May Reach To These Levels By Next Week
coinpedia.org - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Interview: Why Bitcoin Is 1,000-Times Bigger Than Digital Gold With Aaron SegalInterview: Why Bitcoin Is 1,000-Times Bigger Than Digital Gold With Aaron Segal
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Bitcoin price falls below $37K amid little hope of a definitive weekend bounceBitcoin price falls below $37K amid little hope of a definitive weekend bounce
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 12:05 PM
Shiba Inu Could Dethrone Dogecoin, But Would It Even Matter?Shiba Inu Could Dethrone Dogecoin, But Would It Even Matter?
investorplace.com - June 18 at 11:45 AM
Bitcoin pinned below $38K as investors stash record $756 billion with FedBitcoin pinned below $38K as investors stash record $756 billion with Fed
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 11:03 AM
Sichuan Orders Shutdown on 26 Bitcoin Mining FarmsSichuan Orders Shutdown on 26 Bitcoin Mining Farms
cryptobriefing.com - June 18 at 11:03 AM
Banking giant BBVA debuts Bitcoin trading and custody for Swiss clientsBanking giant BBVA debuts Bitcoin trading and custody for Swiss clients
cointelegraph.com - June 18 at 11:03 AM
Bitcoin Has 17 Months Left To Hit $250,000, Billionaire Tim Draper Tells WhyBitcoin Has 17 Months Left To Hit $250,000, Billionaire Tim Draper Tells Why
zycrypto.com - June 18 at 11:03 AM
Miner Capitulation Is Putting Pressure On The Bitcoin PriceMiner Capitulation Is Putting Pressure On The Bitcoin Price
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 18 at 11:03 AM

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