Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$3,408.03
-116.55 (-3.42%)
(As of 12/11/2018 10:36 AM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +0.33%
1-Day Price Change -3.42%
7-Day Price Change -14.63%
1-Day Volume$4.76 billion
Market Cap$59.36 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.42 million
Total Supply17.42 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$59.36 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges100

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Official Websitebitcoin.org
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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 and Cryptopia.

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 $3,408.03 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $59.36 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:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  222 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  119 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  341
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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto InvestmentUkrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
‘Proof Of Keys’ Wants You to Get Your Bitcoin Off Exchanges on January 3‘Proof Of Keys’ Wants You to Get Your Bitcoin Off Exchanges on January 3
bitcoinist.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
UK MP Calls for Using Bitcoin to Pay Local Taxes and Other BillsUK MP Calls for Using Bitcoin to Pay Local Taxes and Other Bills
www.coinspeaker.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Increases 15% Adding $20 Billion to Cryptocurrency MarketBitcoin Increases 15% Adding $20 Billion to Cryptocurrency Market
www.coinspeaker.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Not Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETFNot Everyone Wants a Bitcoin ETF
www.coindesk.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
IOTA Foundation Announces Two New Hires, Including a New Head of Strategic ProjectsIOTA Foundation Announces Two New Hires, Including a New Head of Strategic Projects
blokt.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Private Price Gains 12% out of the BlueBitcoin Private Price Gains 12% out of the Blue
nulltx.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Japanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and TradersJapanese Lawmaker Proposes 4 Tax Cuts for Cryptocurrency Users and Traders
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Oversold on Weekly Price Chart for First Time in Four YearsBitcoin Oversold on Weekly Price Chart for First Time in Four Years
www.coindesk.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Still Dominates the Crypto Market, the Share to Hit Three-Month HighBitcoin Still Dominates the Crypto Market, the Share to Hit Three-Month High
www.coinspeaker.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
12 Days of Coinbase Begins; Crypto Balances Can Now Be Spent on E-gift Cards12 Days of Coinbase Begins; Crypto Balances Can Now Be Spent on E-gift Cards
blokt.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Coinone Uses Ripple’s Tech To Become South Korea’s First Blockchain-Based Remittance ServiceCoinone Uses Ripple’s Tech To Become South Korea’s First Blockchain-Based Remittance Service
blokt.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal ExpertBitcoin ETF Approval Chances Down to 10%, Says Legal Expert
bitcoinist.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Harvard Economist: Bitcoin’s Future Value More Likely to Be $100 Than $100KHarvard Economist: Bitcoin’s Future Value More Likely to Be $100 Than $100K
cointelegraph.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
The Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain TalentThe Daily: Coinbase Expands Gift Card Program, Facebook Seeks Blockchain Talent
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Price Falls to $3,400 in Quick SuccessionBitcoin Price Falls to $3,400 in Quick Succession
nulltx.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Travis Kling: I’m “Incredibly Highly Convicted” That Crypto Will SucceedTravis Kling: I’m “Incredibly Highly Convicted” That Crypto Will Succeed
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Galaxy Digital’s EOS VC Fund Leads $30 Million Series a Funding for Good MoneyGalaxy Digital’s EOS VC Fund Leads $30 Million Series a Funding for Good Money
blokt.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bear market weighs on Bitcoin minersBear market weighs on Bitcoin miners
cryptoinsider.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
How OriginTrail Can Disrupt the Supply Chain IndustryHow OriginTrail Can Disrupt the Supply Chain Industry
blokt.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Bitcoin Friendly Square Tops iOS Store: Can Coinbase Reclaim Its Throne?Bitcoin Friendly Square Tops iOS Store: Can Coinbase Reclaim Its Throne?
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 9:14 AM
Crypto Market Update: Tether Climbs The Table Amid Shrinking Market CapsCrypto Market Update: Tether Climbs The Table Amid Shrinking Market Caps
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 8:09 AM
Was the bitcoin price fall due to a sell-off by miners?Was the bitcoin price fall due to a sell-off by miners?
cryptonewsreview.com - December 11 at 8:09 AM
XRP Price is Slow to Respond to Coinone’s Remittance NewsXRP Price is Slow to Respond to Coinone’s Remittance News
nulltx.com - December 11 at 8:09 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.11: Tight Range, Is It Time For A Larger Move?Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.11: Tight Range, Is It Time For A Larger Move?
cryptopotato.com - December 11 at 8:09 AM
Sentiment Analysis Service Predicoin Launches for Cryptocurrency TradersSentiment Analysis Service Predicoin Launches for Cryptocurrency Traders
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 7:25 AM
US Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper InnovationUS Law Professor: Confusing Cryptocurrency Regulations Will Hamper Innovation
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC At Risk Of More Losses Below $3,300Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC At Risk Of More Losses Below $3,300
www.livebitcoinnews.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Opinion: Stock Up On Canned Food (And Bitcoin)…World Wide Winter is Coming!Opinion: Stock Up On Canned Food (And Bitcoin)…World Wide Winter is Coming!
bitcoinist.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Coinbase Bounce: 3 of 4 Ethereum Tokens Rally against Bitcoin on Day of ListingCoinbase Bounce: 3 of 4 Ethereum Tokens Rally against Bitcoin on Day of Listing
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
PBOC Deputy Governor Calls STOs ‘Illegal Financial Activity’PBOC Deputy Governor Calls STOs ‘Illegal Financial Activity’
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Steady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in KenyaSteady Rise in Small Businesses Accepting Bitcoin Payments in Kenya
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Bitcoin and Ethereum Drop 3%, is the Bottom Still in Sight?Bitcoin and Ethereum Drop 3%, is the Bottom Still in Sight?
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Crypto Market Update: Monero (XMR), Bitcoin SV, Tron (TRX), ADA Price AnalysisCrypto Market Update: Monero (XMR), Bitcoin SV, Tron (TRX), ADA Price Analysis
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Bitcoin bear market forces Bitmain to shut down its premises in one countryBitcoin bear market forces Bitmain to shut down its premises in one country
cryptonewsreview.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Fundraiser Aims to Raise $1M in Cryptocurrencies for VenezuelansFundraiser Aims to Raise $1M in Cryptocurrencies for Venezuelans
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
The Winklevoss twins want $32m in Bitcoin back that was allegedly stolenThe Winklevoss twins want $32m in Bitcoin back that was allegedly stolen
cryptonewsreview.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Facing Uphill Task Near $3,500Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Facing Uphill Task Near $3,500
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 6:06 AM
Gibraltar Exchange Obtains Insurance for Crypto Assets as Cyber Attacks SoarGibraltar Exchange Obtains Insurance for Crypto Assets as Cyber Attacks Soar
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 5:15 AM
Bitcoin Nothing More Than a ‘Lottery Ticket’: Harvard EconomistBitcoin Nothing More Than a ‘Lottery Ticket’: Harvard Economist
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 5:15 AM
Crypto Downturn Thrusts Tether into Top 5 in Market Cap RankingsCrypto Downturn Thrusts Tether into Top 5 in Market Cap Rankings
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 5:15 AM
VC Investor: Fundamentals Show Bitcoin and Ethereum Oversold in Bear MarketVC Investor: Fundamentals Show Bitcoin and Ethereum Oversold in Bear Market
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 4:10 AM
UK Parliament Member Wants You to Pay Your Taxes with BitcoinUK Parliament Member Wants You to Pay Your Taxes with Bitcoin
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 4:10 AM
Markets Fail to Hold Yesterday’s Gains, Bitcoin Trades Below $3,500Markets Fail to Hold Yesterday’s Gains, Bitcoin Trades Below $3,500
cointelegraph.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, EOS, Litecoin, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 10Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, EOS, Litecoin, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 10
cointelegraph.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
Roubini is Having an “I Told You So” Moment With Crypto, But Bitcoin is up 62x Since his CallRoubini is Having an “I Told You So” Moment With Crypto, But Bitcoin is up 62x Since his Call
www.newsbtc.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
Crypto-lawyer tweetstorm pours cold water on VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF hopesCrypto-lawyer tweetstorm pours cold water on VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF hopes
cryptonewsreview.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
‘Unusually Large Miner Selling’ May Have Crashed BTC Price, Not Fundamentals‘Unusually Large Miner Selling’ May Have Crashed BTC Price, Not Fundamentals
bitcoinist.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
Crypto Scammers Target Would-Be Bitcoin SV MinersCrypto Scammers Target Would-Be Bitcoin SV Miners
www.ccn.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM
Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable This DecemberOnly Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable This December
news.bitcoin.com - December 11 at 3:09 AM

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