Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$7,378.74
($33.94) (-0.46%)
(As of 07/19/2018 07:33 AM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -0.21%
1-Day Price Change -0.46%
7-Day Price Change +18.72%
1-Day Volume$5.71 billion
Market Cap$126.60 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.16 million
Total Supply17.16 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$126.60 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
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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 $7,378.74 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $126.60 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, Counterparty, Namecoin, Crown, CHIPS, ATBCoin, Terracoin, 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:  3.7 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  182 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  65 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  247
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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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Headlines

Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin MinersFlooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks EnlightenedEastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to VictimsIndian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to Victims
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Buyers Waiting for a Pullback?Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Buyers Waiting for a Pullback?
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: Can BCH/USD Hold This Support?Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: Can BCH/USD Hold This Support?
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
IOTA Technical Analysis for 07/19/2018 – Symmetrical Triangle In The WorksIOTA Technical Analysis for 07/19/2018 – Symmetrical Triangle In The Works
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
No Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin CashNo Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Crypto Company Change Launches App to Trade Bitcoin Commission-FreeCrypto Company Change Launches App to Trade Bitcoin Commission-Free
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin Price Could Hit $40,000, Says Billionaire Investor Marc LasryBitcoin Price Could Hit $40,000, Says Billionaire Investor Marc Lasry
www.coinspeaker.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
The Allure of Bitcoin Futures TradingThe Allure of Bitcoin Futures Trading
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Correcting GainsBitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Correcting Gains
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin Price to Reach $40,000, According to Billionaire Marc LasryBitcoin Price to Reach $40,000, According to Billionaire Marc Lasry
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Founder of $150 Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Offers Compensation to VictimsFounder of $150 Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Offers Compensation to Victims
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC DeskPR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Bitcoin “Not an Investment,” Will Be “Shown Not to Have Any Substance” Says Billionaire InvestorBitcoin “Not an Investment,” Will Be “Shown Not to Have Any Substance” Says Billionaire Investor
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
Billionaire Investor Says Bitcoin Can Easily Reach $40K, Regrets Not Buying EarlierBillionaire Investor Says Bitcoin Can Easily Reach $40K, Regrets Not Buying Earlier
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 6:08 AM
How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake VolumeHow Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 5:08 AM
Grayscale Investments’ $250M Record Shows Appetite For Bitcoin Is GrowingGrayscale Investments’ $250M Record Shows Appetite For Bitcoin Is Growing
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 5:08 AM
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Technical Analysis: BCH Smart Contracts Proposal Pumping BullsBitcoin Cash (BCH) Technical Analysis: BCH Smart Contracts Proposal Pumping Bulls
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 5:08 AM
Grayscale Report: Institutional Investors & Retirement Funds Love BitcoinGrayscale Report: Institutional Investors & Retirement Funds Love Bitcoin
blockonomi.com - July 19 at 4:24 AM
Stellar Becomes Sharia-Compliant to Enter The Middle Eastern MarketStellar Becomes Sharia-Compliant to Enter The Middle Eastern Market
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 4:04 AM
Digital Currency Group CEO Says Bitcoin Has “Hit The Bottom for The Year”Digital Currency Group CEO Says Bitcoin Has “Hit The Bottom for The Year”
cointelegraph.com - July 19 at 4:04 AM
Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent LowBitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low
www.coindesk.com - July 19 at 3:05 AM
Russia: Bitcoin Owners and Miners Will Not Face ‘Separate’ Tax LawsRussia: Bitcoin Owners and Miners Will Not Face ‘Separate’ Tax Laws
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 2:10 AM
Price Watch: Bitcoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Show Signs of Life While Ethereum StrugglesPrice Watch: Bitcoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Show Signs of Life While Ethereum Struggles
nulltx.com - July 19 at 1:06 AM
Charlie Lee: Buy One Bitcoin Before Any Other CryptocurrencyCharlie Lee: Buy One Bitcoin Before Any Other Cryptocurrency
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 1:06 AM
Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ken Griffin Slams BitcoinBillionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ken Griffin Slams Bitcoin
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 1:06 AM
China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies ExplodesChina Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 1:06 AM
Cryptocurrency Bull Tom Lee Pinpoints a Bitcoin Moon BoomCryptocurrency Bull Tom Lee Pinpoints a Bitcoin Moon Boom
www.newsbtc.com - July 18 at 11:06 PM
Bitcoin Not a Real Currency, Risky for ‘Unsophisticated Investors’: Fed Chair PowellBitcoin Not a Real Currency, Risky for ‘Unsophisticated Investors’: Fed Chair Powell
www.ccn.com - July 18 at 11:06 PM
Line’s Cryptocurrency Exchange BITBOX Is Now Open for BusinessLine’s Cryptocurrency Exchange BITBOX Is Now Open for Business
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 10:09 PM
Bitcoin Prices Up 16% In Seven Days At $7400, Still UndervaluedBitcoin Prices Up 16% In Seven Days At $7400, Still Undervalued
www.forbes.com - July 18 at 9:24 PM
Coinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market ManipulationCoinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market Manipulation
bitcoinmagazine.com - July 18 at 9:06 PM
Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”
news.bitcoin.com - July 18 at 9:06 PM
Huge Inflow into Crypto Investment Fund Despite Bear MarketHuge Inflow into Crypto Investment Fund Despite Bear Market
www.newsbtc.com - July 18 at 8:09 PM
Mastercard Patent Paves the Way for Crypto-Based Credit Card TransactionsMastercard Patent Paves the Way for Crypto-Based Credit Card Transactions
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 18 at 8:09 PM
Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming BanksPowerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks
news.bitcoin.com - July 18 at 7:07 PM
Mark Lasry Believes Bitcoin is Heading for $40,000, Invests 1% of Net WorthMark Lasry Believes Bitcoin is Heading for $40,000, Invests 1% of Net Worth
www.newsbtc.com - July 18 at 7:07 PM
Citadel CEO Says Bitcoin Is Still a ‘Head Scratcher,’ Tells Young Generation to Stay AwayCitadel CEO Says Bitcoin Is Still a ‘Head Scratcher,’ Tells Young Generation to Stay Away
cointelegraph.com - July 18 at 7:07 PM
Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One DayMarkets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day
news.bitcoin.com - July 18 at 6:11 PM
HTC Says Blockchain Phone Exodus Will Be Released Later This YearHTC Says Blockchain Phone Exodus Will Be Released Later This Year
bitcoinmagazine.com - July 18 at 6:11 PM
Bitcoin Price Surges Past $7,000; The Whole Market ReactsBitcoin Price Surges Past $7,000; The Whole Market Reacts
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 18 at 6:11 PM
Spotlite USA Confirms Its Kodak KashMiner Venture Is CannedSpotlite USA Confirms Its Kodak KashMiner Venture Is Canned
nulltx.com - July 18 at 6:11 PM
CryptoWatch: Hedge-fund manager Marc Larsy says $40,000 bitcoin is possibleCryptoWatch: Hedge-fund manager Marc Larsy says $40,000 bitcoin is possible
www.marketwatch.com - July 18 at 5:11 PM
‘We’re In It For The Long Haul’ — CheapAir CEO on Dropping Coinbase [Interview]‘We’re In It For The Long Haul’ — CheapAir CEO on Dropping Coinbase [Interview]
bitcoinist.com - July 18 at 5:06 PM
Bitcoin Investment Trust Creator Adding $10 Million in New Investments Every WeekBitcoin Investment Trust Creator Adding $10 Million in New Investments Every Week
www.ccn.com - July 18 at 5:06 PM
Blockchain Startup Launches Platform for Risk-Managed ICO InvestmentsBlockchain Startup Launches Platform for Risk-Managed ICO Investments
bitcoinmagazine.com - July 18 at 4:10 PM
Bitcoin Not Trustless | Let’s Look Behind The BlockchainBitcoin Not Trustless | Let’s Look Behind The Blockchain
cryptocoremedia.com - July 18 at 4:10 PM
Bitcoin Up $1,000 in Just Two Days, Almost All Top 100 Coins See GreenBitcoin Up $1,000 in Just Two Days, Almost All Top 100 Coins See Green
cointelegraph.com - July 18 at 4:10 PM

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This page was last updated on 7/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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