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Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

Bitcoin logo
$11,922.88
+310.70 (+2.61%)
(As of 08/10/2020 10:58 AM ET)
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1-Hour Price Change +0.10%
1-Day Price Change +2.61%
7-Day Price Change +5.69%
1-Day Volume$25.51 billion
Market Cap$220.06 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply18.46 million
Total Supply18.46 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$220.06 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges101

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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 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 $11,922.88 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $220.06 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, Color Platform, Crown, DAOBet, Terracoin, PIXEL, Zetacoin, ATBCoin, Titcoin, Dollarcoin and sBTC.

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:  1,042 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  947 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,989
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

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Canadian Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Is Bullish on BitcoinCanadian Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Is Bullish on Bitcoin
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
The New York State Department of Financial Services approves 10 tokens for custody.The New York State Department of Financial Services approves 10 tokens for custody.
coinnounce.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Market Analysis Report (10 Aug 2020)Market Analysis Report (10 Aug 2020)
cryptocompare.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin Is About To Become “The Fastest Horse,” Says Robert KiyosakiBitcoin Is About To Become “The Fastest Horse,” Says Robert Kiyosaki
zycrypto.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
BTC Breaks $12k on the Eve of Grayscale’s Bitcoin TV Ad CampaignBTC Breaks $12k on the Eve of Grayscale’s Bitcoin TV Ad Campaign
en.ethereumworldnews.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Litecoin, Tron, Synthetix Price Analysis: 10 AugustLitecoin, Tron, Synthetix Price Analysis: 10 August
eng.ambcrypto.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin Closes on Yearly High With Return to $12KBitcoin Closes on Yearly High With Return to $12K
coindesk.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin Price Seals Best Weekly Close in 2.5 Years: 5 Things to KnowBitcoin Price Seals Best Weekly Close in 2.5 Years: 5 Things to Know
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Evai.io unveils decentralised ratings model to bridge crypto and traditional financeEvai.io unveils decentralised ratings model to bridge crypto and traditional finance
eng.ambcrypto.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Ethereum long-term Price Analysis: 10 AugustEthereum long-term Price Analysis: 10 August
eng.ambcrypto.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
New York Financial Watchdog Approves Bitcoin and Other Cryptos for Custody and TradingNew York Financial Watchdog Approves Bitcoin and Other Cryptos for Custody and Trading
cryptopotato.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Binance Futures Launches BTC-Margined Perpetual Futures ContractsBinance Futures Launches BTC-Margined Perpetual Futures Contracts
financemagnates.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Ethereum and other top altcoins could soon surge yet again: here’s whyEthereum and other top altcoins could soon surge yet again: here’s why
cryptoslate.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Could inflations in the US push a $15k BTC bullish triangle?Could inflations in the US push a $15k BTC bullish triangle?
cryptopolitan.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin price finally takes out $12,000 and ready for next bull rallyBitcoin price finally takes out $12,000 and ready for next bull rally
cryptopolitan.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Binance launches perpetual futures priced in BitcoinBinance launches perpetual futures priced in Bitcoin
decrypt.co - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin price hits year-to-date high above $12,000Bitcoin price hits year-to-date high above $12,000
decrypt.co - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Why Popular On-Chain Analyst Expects Bitcoin To Annihilate Altcoins In Coming WeeksWhy Popular On-Chain Analyst Expects Bitcoin To Annihilate Altcoins In Coming Weeks
zycrypto.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
‘Capital Flight out of Asia Is Taking Bitcoin Express’ Says Max Keiser‘Capital Flight out of Asia Is Taking Bitcoin Express’ Says Max Keiser
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Defi’s Rise Is Inevitable, and Fusion Is Driving This Evolution of Conventional FinanceDefi’s Rise Is Inevitable, and Fusion Is Driving This Evolution of Conventional Finance
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin Price Suddenly Drops by $500 in Seconds to Fill Futures GapBitcoin Price Suddenly Drops by $500 in Seconds to Fill Futures 'Gap'
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
First Mover: Bitcoin Hits $12K as Trump Orders Checks for Unemployed (Voters)First Mover: Bitcoin Hits $12K as Trump Orders Checks for Unemployed (Voters)
coindesk.com - August 10 at 8:42 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Failure To Break $12,100 Can Result In Massive PlungeBitcoin Price Analysis: Failure To Break $12,100 Can Result In Massive Plunge
cryptopotato.com - August 10 at 8:41 AM
Bitcoin Price Forecast: BTC/USD Eyes $14,000 But First $12,000 Must Be ConqueredBitcoin Price Forecast: BTC/USD Eyes $14,000 But First $12,000 Must Be Conquered
coingape.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Clears The Path To $400Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Clears The Path To $400
coingape.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Non-fungible Digital Artwork Sale Shatters Records, ‘Picasso’s Bull’ NFT Sells for $55KNon-fungible Digital Artwork Sale Shatters Records, ‘Picasso’s Bull’ NFT Sells for $55K
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Bitcoin Price Tackles $12,000 After Breaking Through a Key Resistance ZoneBitcoin Price Tackles $12,000 After Breaking Through a Key Resistance Zone
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Number of Bitcoin Cash Whales Drop Following 39% Price SurgeNumber of Bitcoin Cash Whales Drop Following 39% Price Surge
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
New York Financial Regulator Greenlights 10 Tokens for CustodyNew York Financial Regulator Greenlights 10 Tokens for Custody
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
A Resurgent Bitcoin Breaks $12K After Highest Weekly Close Since 28 January 2018A Resurgent Bitcoin Breaks $12K After Highest Weekly Close Since 28 January 2018
cryptoglobe.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Bitcoin Welcomes $12,000 As Market Cap Gains $9 Billion TodayBitcoin Welcomes $12,000 As Market Cap Gains $9 Billion Today
cryptopotato.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Ripple Price Analysis: Rally Could Resume If It Clears $0.30Ripple Price Analysis: Rally Could Resume If It Clears $0.30
livebitcoinnews.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Top Trader Names Five Altcoins Set to Rally, When to Buy Ethereum and XRP, and What’s Next for BitcoinTop Trader Names Five Altcoins Set to Rally, When to Buy Ethereum and XRP, and What’s Next for Bitcoin
dailyhodl.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Bitcoin Tests $12k Again: Is This the Beginning of a Bigger Bull Run?Bitcoin Tests $12k Again: Is This the Beginning of a Bigger Bull Run?
financemagnates.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Investors Move 10% of Their Gold From Hong Kong Amid Financial Censorship FearsInvestors Move 10% of Their Gold From Hong Kong Amid Financial Censorship Fears
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 6:34 AM
Bitcoin Price Will Crash, Says Quantum Hedge Fund AnalystsBitcoin Price Will Crash, Says Quantum Hedge Fund Analysts
bitcoinist.com - August 10 at 6:30 AM
The Happy Story of How One Man Got His $300K in Bitcoin BackThe Happy Story of How One Man Got His $300K in Bitcoin Back
livebitcoinnews.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Crypto Long & Short: 51% Attacks and Open-Source ValueCrypto Long & Short: 51% Attacks and Open-Source Value
coindesk.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Wirex Launching in US After Receiving State Money Transmission LicenseWirex Launching in US After Receiving State Money Transmission License
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Chainlink Price Jumped More Than 45% in 48 Hours and 440% in Twelve MonthsChainlink Price Jumped More Than 45% in 48 Hours and 440% in Twelve Months
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Germany crackdown on unlicensed Bitcoin ATMs in the countryGermany crackdown on unlicensed Bitcoin ATMs in the country
cryptopolitan.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Year-End Gold and Bitcoin Price Predictions from Regular Everyday PeopleYear-End Gold and Bitcoin Price Predictions from Regular Everyday People
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 5:39 AM
Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, ETH, XRP, XMR, XTZTop 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, ETH, XRP, XMR, XTZ
cointelegraph.com - August 10 at 4:38 AM
Bitcoin IRA Recently Offered a New Gold and Crypto SeminarBitcoin IRA Recently Offered a New Gold and Crypto Seminar
livebitcoinnews.com - August 10 at 4:38 AM
Bitcoin Worth Over $300,000 Recovered From an Old Zip File: Here’s HowBitcoin Worth Over $300,000 Recovered From an Old Zip File: Here’s How
cryptopotato.com - August 10 at 4:38 AM
Nasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake GoldNasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake Gold
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 4:38 AM
Will Bitcoin be the go-to asset during the incoming stagflation?Will Bitcoin be the go-to asset during the incoming stagflation?
eng.ambcrypto.com - August 10 at 3:31 AM
Bitcoin Cash Facing Massive Selling Pressure Following Whales ExodusBitcoin Cash Facing Massive Selling Pressure Following Whales Exodus
zycrypto.com - August 10 at 3:31 AM
Link’s Trading Volume on Coinbase Surpasses That of BitcoinLink’s Trading Volume on Coinbase Surpasses That of Bitcoin
coindesk.com - August 10 at 3:31 AM
Germany Begins Closing Down All Unlicensed Bitcoin ATMsGermany Begins Closing Down All Unlicensed Bitcoin ATMs
news.bitcoin.com - August 10 at 2:38 AM

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