Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$6,486.34
($45.40) (-0.70%)
(As of 10/22/2018 12:12 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -0.21%
1-Day Price Change -0.70%
7-Day Price Change -2.19%
1-Day Volume$3.61 billion
Market Cap$112.45 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.34 million
Total Supply17.34 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$112.45 billion
Coin or TokenCoin
AlgorithmSHA-256
Proof TypePoW
Genesis Date1/3/2009
Mineable?No
Number of Exchanges100

Official Links

Official Websitebitcoin.org
Official Website (Alt)bitcoin.com
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Twitter Account@bitcoin
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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
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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 $6,486.34 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $112.45 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, ATBCoin, Terracoin, Zetacoin, UnbreakableCoin, 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:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  207 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  100 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  307
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Bitcoin (BTC) Search Trends

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Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Kenyan Restaurant Offers Bitcoin Payment Option and Cryptocurrency LessonsKenyan Restaurant Offers Bitcoin Payment Option and Cryptocurrency Lessons
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bets on Ripple and Coil to Bring Financial Services to the PoorBill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bets on Ripple and Coil to Bring Financial Services to the Poor
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Will bitcoin hit $1 million in the next few years?Will bitcoin hit $1 million in the next few years?
cryptoinsider.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Norway Bitcoin Investor Murder: Suspect on the Run, Wanted by InterpolNorway Bitcoin Investor Murder: Suspect on the Run, Wanted by Interpol
www.ccn.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – October 22Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – October 22
www.cryptoglobe.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Bahrain’s Leading Electronic Payment Provider Uses Ripple’s xRapid and Will Soon Launch Crypto Mobile WalletBahrain’s Leading Electronic Payment Provider Uses Ripple’s xRapid and Will Soon Launch Crypto Mobile Wallet
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Binance Launches Trading Strategy Competition, 37,000 BNB Tokens to Be WonBinance Launches Trading Strategy Competition, 37,000 BNB Tokens to Be Won
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Mergers and Acquisitions Intensively Geared by Bitcoin Price Slump, JMP Securities RevealMergers and Acquisitions Intensively Geared by Bitcoin Price Slump, JMP Securities Reveal
www.coinspeaker.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
ICO Volume Doubles in 2018 Despite Slump in the Crypto MarketICO Volume Doubles in 2018 Despite Slump in the Crypto Market
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Minting the Future of Cryptocurrencies - [BTC Media Sponsor]Minting the Future of Cryptocurrencies - [BTC Media Sponsor]
bitcoinmagazine.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
SEC Launches a New Fintech Division to Engage With Fintech and Blockchain Start-upsSEC Launches a New Fintech Division to Engage With Fintech and Blockchain Start-ups
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland: Key Takeaways From the Crypto Event in GenevaBlockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland: Key Takeaways From the Crypto Event in Geneva
www.coinspeaker.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Bitcoin Scam: More Victims Come Forward in India’s Biggest Bitcoin FraudBitcoin Scam: More Victims Come Forward in India’s Biggest Bitcoin Fraud
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Crypto Startup dYdX Lets You Short Ethereum [ETH], Raises $10 MillionCrypto Startup dYdX Lets You Short Ethereum [ETH], Raises $10 Million
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Under Pressure, Bitmain Releases Patch to Let Bitcoin Miners Activate ‘Overt AsicBoost’Under Pressure, Bitmain Releases Patch to Let Bitcoin Miners Activate ‘Overt AsicBoost’
www.ccn.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Marks Jewelers Will Now Accept Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Through Shopping Cart EliteMarks Jewelers Will Now Accept Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Through Shopping Cart Elite
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Report: Cryptocurrency Job Market Continues to GrowReport: Cryptocurrency Job Market Continues to Grow
news.bitcoin.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Cobo Vault Set for International Expansion, Offers Built-in PoS Mining Rewards and Military-Grade SecurityCobo Vault Set for International Expansion, Offers Built-in PoS Mining Rewards and Military-Grade Security
blokt.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
Trezor Now Lets You Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptos Right From the DeviceTrezor Now Lets You Convert Bitcoin to Other Cryptos Right From the Device
bitcoinist.com - October 22 at 12:03 PM
The Daily: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise, US Town Halts MiningThe Daily: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise, US Town Halts Mining
news.bitcoin.com - October 22 at 11:06 AM
Decentralized Exchange Bisq Sets New Record Bitcoin Trading VolumeDecentralized Exchange Bisq Sets New Record Bitcoin Trading Volume
bitcoinist.com - October 22 at 10:10 AM
Monero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Breakout LoomingMonero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Breakout Looming
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 10:10 AM
Bitcoin Bulls Must Push Price Past $6.8K to Win ControlBitcoin Bulls Must Push Price Past $6.8K to Win Control
www.coindesk.com - October 22 at 10:10 AM
Canary in a Coin Mine – Obsolete ASICs Gathering Dust in ShenzenCanary in a Coin Mine – Obsolete ASICs Gathering Dust in Shenzen
www.financemagnates.com - October 22 at 9:09 AM
Yenom Developers Propose a New BCH Payment ProtocolYenom Developers Propose a New BCH Payment Protocol
news.bitcoin.com - October 22 at 9:09 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Bearish Within Range Below $6,450Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Bearish Within Range Below $6,450
www.newsbtc.com - October 22 at 9:09 AM
Bitcoin Price Drops to $6,400: Further Decline to Low $6,000 Region in Play?Bitcoin Price Drops to $6,400: Further Decline to Low $6,000 Region in Play?
www.ccn.com - October 22 at 8:12 AM
Bitcoin and Tasty Meat: A Crypto-Pioneer in Rural KenyaBitcoin and Tasty Meat: A Crypto-Pioneer in Rural Kenya
bitcoinist.com - October 22 at 8:12 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Another Breakout Attempt?Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC/USD Another Breakout Attempt?
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 8:12 AM
Bitcoin News Summary – October 22, 2018Bitcoin News Summary – October 22, 2018
99bitcoins.com - October 22 at 7:12 AM
Crypto Price Watch: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), Tron (TRX) all See Red as Crypto Markets Continue to StruggleCrypto Price Watch: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), Tron (TRX) all See Red as Crypto Markets Continue to Struggle
nulltx.com - October 22 at 7:12 AM
Bitcoin Trade Followed by MurderBitcoin Trade Followed by Murder
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 7:12 AM
Will Your Bitcoin Investments Count When You File for Bankruptcy?Will Your Bitcoin Investments Count When You File for Bankruptcy?
cryptopotato.com - October 22 at 7:12 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Turned Buy on Dips Near $435Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Turned Buy on Dips Near $435
www.newsbtc.com - October 22 at 6:02 AM
TRON Network Transaction Throughput Trumps EthereumTRON Network Transaction Throughput Trumps Ethereum
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 6:02 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Stuck in This Short-Term RangeBitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Stuck in This Short-Term Range
www.newsbtc.com - October 22 at 6:02 AM
Bitcoin Core Client Controvercy, BitMEX vs Bitcoin Core ClientBitcoin Core Client Controvercy, BitMEX vs Bitcoin Core Client
coinnounce.com - October 22 at 6:02 AM
Yobit Pump and Dump Scheme: Everything you need to knowYobit Pump and Dump Scheme: Everything you need to know
coinnounce.com - October 22 at 6:02 AM
North Korean Hacking Syndicate ‘Lazarus’ Responsible for $571 Million in Stolen CryptocurrencyNorth Korean Hacking Syndicate ‘Lazarus’ Responsible for $571 Million in Stolen Cryptocurrency
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 5:07 AM
Online Fiat Wallet Neteller Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange ServiceOnline Fiat Wallet Neteller Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange Service
news.bitcoin.com - October 22 at 5:07 AM
Another case for crypto: bank that banned Bitcoin accused of money launderingAnother case for crypto: bank that banned Bitcoin accused of money laundering
cryptonewsreview.com - October 22 at 5:07 AM
Bitcoin: Long Term Trading Signals 22 OctBitcoin: Long Term Trading Signals 22 Oct
coinnounce.com - October 22 at 5:07 AM
Global Crypto Regulation Guidelines to Be Introduced by Next YearGlobal Crypto Regulation Guidelines to Be Introduced by Next Year
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 4:06 AM
Do Wages Need to be Paid in Bitcoin for Retail Adoption to Happen?Do Wages Need to be Paid in Bitcoin for Retail Adoption to Happen?
bitcoinist.com - October 22 at 4:06 AM
Ripple Network Moves $50 Million in XRP in 2 Seconds for Just $0.30Ripple Network Moves $50 Million in XRP in 2 Seconds for Just $0.30
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 4:06 AM
Huobi Simplifies Stablecoin Management With HUSD ProgramHuobi Simplifies Stablecoin Management With HUSD Program
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 3:06 AM
Bitcoin Network Congestion Reaches 95%, But Fees Hold SteadyBitcoin Network Congestion Reaches 95%, But Fees Hold Steady
www.ccn.com - October 22 at 3:06 AM
Bitcoin Can Be “a Means of Resistance,” Longtime BTC Pillar Jameson LoppBitcoin Can Be “a Means of Resistance,” Longtime BTC Pillar Jameson Lopp
www.cryptoglobe.com - October 22 at 3:06 AM
Online Rental Platform Omni Adds Ripple’s XRP as Payment MethodOnline Rental Platform Omni Adds Ripple’s XRP as Payment Method
www.livebitcoinnews.com - October 22 at 2:12 AM
Bitcoin Price Analysis: Did We Just Get a Reversal Sign?Bitcoin Price Analysis: Did We Just Get a Reversal Sign?
bitcoinist.com - October 22 at 2:12 AM

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