Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$6,728.87
($51.14) (-0.76%)
(As of 06/20/2018 09:36 AM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +1.08%
1-Day Price Change -0.76%
7-Day Price Change +4.19%
1-Day Volume$3.93 billion
Market Cap$115.09 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.10 million
Total Supply17.10 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$115.09 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges79

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?

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 $6,728.87 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $115.09 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, Counterparty, Unobtanium, Namecoin, Crown, ATBCoin, CHIPS, Terracoin, UnbreakableCoin, Zetacoin, 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:  3.8 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  115 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  38 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  153
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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

DateHeadline
Retail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS ReportRetail Adoption of Crypto Would “Bring the Internet to a Halt” – BIS Report
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
“Price Follows Hashrate”: Max Keiser Believes Bitcoin is On the Way Up“Price Follows Hashrate”: Max Keiser Believes Bitcoin is On the Way Up
www.financemagnates.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Bithumb Hack Prevents Corrective Cryptocurrency Rally, Market DropsBithumb Hack Prevents Corrective Cryptocurrency Rally, Market Drops
www.ccn.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Testing Crucial SupportBitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Testing Crucial Support
www.newsbtc.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
PR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain EnvironmentPR: After a Sold-Out 1st Pre-Sale Stage, DECOIN Finishes Development of Blockchain Environment
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
‘With Bitcoin We Cannot Rely On The Law of Man’ – Samourai Wallet (Interview)‘With Bitcoin We Cannot Rely On The Law of Man’ – Samourai Wallet (Interview)
bitcoinist.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning NearsBitcoin in Brief Wednesday: McAfee Stops Shilling ICOs as Reckoning Nears
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Goldman Sachs CEO: ‘Too Arrogant’ to Think Crypto Won’t Work Out Because It’s ‘Unfamiliar’Goldman Sachs CEO: ‘Too Arrogant’ to Think Crypto Won’t Work Out Because It’s ‘Unfamiliar’
cointelegraph.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Bitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange HackBitcoin Retains Short-Term Bull Bias Despite Exchange Hack
www.coindesk.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
BlitzPredict to Launch Main Blockchain Betting Platform Just in Time for the World CupBlitzPredict to Launch Main Blockchain Betting Platform Just in Time for the World Cup
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Installs Europe’s First Airport Bitcoin ATMAmsterdam Schiphol Airport Installs Europe’s First Airport Bitcoin ATM
bitcoinist.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
Bitcoin “Is Not for Me, I Don’t Do It” Says Goldman Sachs CEOBitcoin “Is Not for Me, I Don’t Do It” Says Goldman Sachs CEO
www.cryptoglobe.com - June 20 at 9:01 AM
LTCUSD Technical Analysis for 06/18/2018 – Support Break and RetestLTCUSD Technical Analysis for 06/18/2018 – Support Break and Retest
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 8:01 AM
Major Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million VanishesMajor Korean Crypto Exchange: $31 Million Vanishes
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 8:01 AM
Coinbase CEO Tells New Employees ‘Don’t Panic’ Over Bitcoin PriceCoinbase CEO Tells New Employees ‘Don’t Panic’ Over Bitcoin Price
www.newsbtc.com - June 20 at 8:01 AM
Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than EverBitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 7:01 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD’s Failure Near $900Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD’s Failure Near $900
www.newsbtc.com - June 20 at 7:01 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Make or Break at Channel ResistanceBitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Make or Break at Channel Resistance
www.newsbtc.com - June 20 at 7:01 AM
Bitcoin Influence by the Financial Elite Isn’t Necessarily a Positive DevelopmentBitcoin Influence by the Financial Elite Isn’t Necessarily a Positive Development
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 6:02 AM
Rhino Coin is a Cryptocurrency Venture for a Good CauseRhino Coin is a Cryptocurrency Venture for a Good Cause
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 6:02 AM
HashCash Consultants Launches Billbitcoins as a White Label ProductHashCash Consultants Launches Billbitcoins as a White Label Product
www.prweb.com - June 20 at 5:17 AM
The uncensored Bitcoin Core $BTCC coindesk interviewThe uncensored Bitcoin Core $BTCC coindesk interview
nulltx.com - June 20 at 5:10 AM
Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with MillionsTurcoin Ponzi Scheme Exposed, Founders Flee with Millions
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 4:07 AM
Survey: HNWIs Want Better Advice Investing in CryptocurrenciesSurvey: HNWIs Want Better Advice Investing in Cryptocurrencies
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 4:07 AM
Bitcoin And Ethereum Forecast: Down – But Surely Not OutBitcoin And Ethereum Forecast: Down – But Surely Not Out
bitcoinist.com - June 20 at 3:01 AM
Goldman Sachs CEO Unwilling to Write Off BitcoinGoldman Sachs CEO Unwilling to Write Off Bitcoin
cryptovest.com - June 20 at 2:50 AM
Chain Accelerator Opens Its Doors to Blockchain, Crypto Startups in FranceChain Accelerator Opens Its Doors to Blockchain, Crypto Startups in France
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 20 at 2:09 AM
“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark“I Am the Real Satoshi” Claims Hawaiian Man After Filing Bitcoin Cash Trademark
news.bitcoin.com - June 20 at 1:01 AM
Broken Switch Leads to over 5 Million Failed Visa TransactionsBroken Switch Leads to over 5 Million Failed Visa Transactions
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 20 at 1:01 AM
Bitcoin Is Not For Me Says Goldman Sachs CEOBitcoin Is 'Not For Me' Says Goldman Sachs CEO
www.coindesk.com - June 20 at 1:01 AM
Japan’s Cryptocurrency Association to Vote on New Regulations This MonthJapan’s Cryptocurrency Association to Vote on New Regulations This Month
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 19 at 10:07 PM
The Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of CentralizationThe Anonymous Bitcoin.org Owner Accuses BTC Mining Pools of Centralization
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 10:07 PM
Bitcoin Price Outperformed Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Last MonthBitcoin Price Outperformed Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Last Month
www.ccn.com - June 19 at 7:12 PM
Bitcoin HashRate At All-Time High With ‘Price to Follow,’ Says Max KeiserBitcoin HashRate At All-Time High With ‘Price to Follow,’ Says Max Keiser
bitcoinist.com - June 19 at 7:12 PM
Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Holds Its Ground at $6,700Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Holds Its Ground at $6,700
nulltx.com - June 19 at 6:08 PM
Medium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto CompaniesMedium Is the Latest Platform to Start Censoring Crypto Companies
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 6:08 PM
PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”PR: Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of Cryptocurrencies”
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 6:08 PM
Circle CEO Claims All Fiat Currency Will Become CryptocurrenciesCircle CEO Claims All Fiat Currency Will Become Cryptocurrencies
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 19 at 5:15 PM
Bitcoin Betting Juggernaut Cloudbet Is Offering the Highest 2018 World Cup Betting Limits for Any SiteBitcoin Betting Juggernaut Cloudbet Is Offering the Highest 2018 World Cup Betting Limits for Any Site
www.ccn.com - June 19 at 5:15 PM
Hacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid ControversiesHacked Korean Crypto Exchange Unveils Plan to Restart Service Amid Controversies
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 3:12 PM
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Make Inroads in Various IndustriesBitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Make Inroads in Various Industries
nulltx.com - June 19 at 2:10 PM
Crypto Analysis: Price Bounce Incoming for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash?Crypto Analysis: Price Bounce Incoming for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash?
www.financemagnates.com - June 19 at 2:10 PM
Is Bitcoin’s New All-Time-High Hashrate a Green Light for BullsIs Bitcoin’s New All-Time-High Hashrate a Green Light for Bulls
www.newsbtc.com - June 19 at 2:10 PM
Africa Is Leading a Financial Revolution, Says Crypto P2P MarketplaceAfrica Is Leading a Financial Revolution, Says Crypto P2P Marketplace
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 19 at 2:10 PM
Former Indian Politician Declared ‘Offender’ in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion CaseFormer Indian Politician Declared ‘Offender’ in $1.3 Million Bitcoin Extortion Case
www.ccn.com - June 19 at 1:13 PM
Poketoshi Game Brings Nintendos Pokemon Onto Bitcoin Lightning Network'Poketoshi' Game Brings Nintendo's Pokemon Onto Bitcoin Lightning Network
cointelegraph.com - June 19 at 1:13 PM
Universities and Business Schools Double Down on Blockchain Educational EffortsUniversities and Business Schools Double Down on Blockchain Educational Efforts
nulltx.com - June 19 at 1:13 PM
Freedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five CryptocurrenciesFreedom of the Press Foundation Now Accepts Five Cryptocurrencies
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 1:13 PM
Bitcoin  Price  Analysis – June 19Bitcoin Price Analysis – June 19
www.cryptoglobe.com - June 19 at 1:13 PM
Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against DefamationTroll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against Defamation
news.bitcoin.com - June 19 at 12:10 PM

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This page was last updated on 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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