Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$6,285.13
+$91.76 (+1.46%)
(As of 06/25/2018 03:15 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change -0.48%
1-Day Price Change +1.46%
7-Day Price Change -5.78%
1-Day Volume$5.22 billion
Market Cap$107.57 billion
BTC Price1.00000000 BTC
Circulating Supply17.12 million
Total Supply17.12 million
Maximum Supply21.00 million

About Bitcoin (BTC)

Currency Details

Name Bitcoin
SymbolBTC
Market Capitalization$107.57 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 $6,285.13 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $107.57 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, 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:  124 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  41 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  165
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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) Social Media Trends

Headlines

Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
BTCC to Sell 49% Equity Stake of its Bitcoin Mining Pool for $18.7 MillionBTCC to Sell 49% Equity Stake of its Bitcoin Mining Pool for $18.7 Million
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Chinese Police Arrest Man for $15 Million Bitcoin Mining Machine FraudChinese Police Arrest Man for $15 Million Bitcoin Mining Machine Fraud
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Here Are Some More Things That Really Don’t Need BlockchainHere Are Some More Things That Really Don’t Need Blockchain
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Chinas Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops BitcoinChina's Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin
www.coindesk.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Would it be Harder For England to Win World Cup or Bitcoin to Hit $10k?Would it be Harder For England to Win World Cup or Bitcoin to Hit $10k?
www.trustnodes.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Bitmain’s Mining Pools Now Control Nearly 51 Percent of the Bitcoin HashrateBitmain’s Mining Pools Now Control Nearly 51 Percent of the Bitcoin Hashrate
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
New Data Shows No Evidence of Bitcoin Price Manipulation as Whales ‘Hodl’New Data Shows No Evidence of Bitcoin Price Manipulation as Whales ‘Hodl’
bitcoinist.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Nvidia Suffers a Setback as Demand for Mining GPUs PlummetsNvidia Suffers a Setback as Demand for Mining GPUs Plummets
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Bitcoin  Price  Analysis – June 25Bitcoin Price Analysis – June 25
www.cryptoglobe.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Abandoned Intel Manufacturing Complex Bought for $13M to Mine BitcoinAbandoned Intel Manufacturing Complex Bought for $13M to Mine Bitcoin
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Controversial Tether Releases $250 Mln in USDT, Twitter Awaits Bitcoin Price JumpControversial Tether Releases $250 Mln in USDT, Twitter Awaits Bitcoin Price Jump
cointelegraph.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Bitcoin Price Eyes Comeback as 250 Million New Tethers Enter CirculationBitcoin Price Eyes Comeback as 250 Million New Tethers Enter Circulation
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
PR: Ingot Leads the Formation of Komorebi AlliancePR: Ingot Leads the Formation of Komorebi Alliance
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Jumps By $200Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Jumps By $200
nulltx.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says Bitcoin Is a Potential Bubble, Blockchain Could Change the WorldAlibaba’s Jack Ma Says Bitcoin Is a Potential Bubble, Blockchain Could Change the World
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
China Releases Updated Crypto Index: EOS on Top While Bitcoin Falls out of FavorChina Releases Updated Crypto Index: EOS on Top While Bitcoin Falls out of Favor
bitcoinmagazine.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Gift Cards Highlight the Potential of Spending Crypto as Actual CurrencyGift Cards Highlight the Potential of Spending Crypto as Actual Currency
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Alleged Fraudster Arrested in China Over $15M Mining Hardware ConAlleged Fraudster Arrested in China Over $15M Mining Hardware Con
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 3:11 PM
Square’s Bitcoin Ambitions Clear a Key HurdleSquare’s Bitcoin Ambitions Clear a Key Hurdle
www.fool.com - June 25 at 2:16 PM
Billionaire Novogratz Is Investing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Bitcoin and Crypto StartupsBillionaire Novogratz Is Investing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Bitcoin and Crypto Startups
nulltx.com - June 25 at 2:06 PM
Jeff Garzik’s Metronome ICO Sells 50% Of Tokens to ‘Three Investors’Jeff Garzik’s Metronome ICO Sells 50% Of Tokens to ‘Three Investors’
bitcoinist.com - June 25 at 2:06 PM
Summer Bitcoin Analysis: The Good, The Bad, And The UglySummer Bitcoin Analysis: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
bitcoinist.com - June 25 at 1:12 PM
Leading Chinese Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Files for IPO in Hong KongLeading Chinese Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Files for IPO in Hong Kong
cointelegraph.com - June 25 at 1:12 PM
Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Chief Strategist Quits Bitfinex, Cryptos Climb Capitol HillBitcoin in Brief Monday: Chief Strategist Quits Bitfinex, Cryptos Climb Capitol Hill
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 1:12 PM
China Ranks EOS as the #1 Blockchain, Bitcoin Doesn’t Make Top TenChina Ranks EOS as the #1 Blockchain, Bitcoin Doesn’t Make Top Ten
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 1:12 PM
Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Gravitates Back Toward $6,000 as Recovery StallsNewsflash: Bitcoin Price Gravitates Back Toward $6,000 as Recovery Stalls
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 1:12 PM
The First Public Lightning Network Bitcoin Tip Goes AwryThe First Public Lightning Network Bitcoin Tip Goes Awry
www.trustnodes.com - June 25 at 12:09 PM
Crypto Roundup - 25 June 2018Crypto Roundup - 25 June 2018
www.cryptoglobe.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Market Analysis Report (25 Jun 2018)Market Analysis Report (25 Jun 2018)
www.cryptocompare.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitcoin Miner BTCC to Sell Stake in Pool for $17 MillionBitcoin Miner BTCC to Sell Stake in Pool for $17 Million
www.coindesk.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitmain Raises $400 Million Prior to its $12 Billion ICO, Growing DominanceBitmain Raises $400 Million Prior to its $12 Billion ICO, Growing Dominance
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Despite A Major Correction Crypto Trader Brian Kelly Says Bitcoin ‘Isn’t Dead’Despite A Major Correction Crypto Trader Brian Kelly Says Bitcoin ‘Isn’t Dead’
www.coinspeaker.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitcoin Price Rises 5% Avoiding Lower End of $5,000, Theta and Ontology Rise 21%Bitcoin Price Rises 5% Avoiding Lower End of $5,000, Theta and Ontology Rise 21%
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
PR: Tron Celebrates It’s Independence from EthereumPR: Tron Celebrates It’s Independence from Ethereum
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitmain Dominates Bitcoin Mining, Approaching 51%Bitmain Dominates Bitcoin Mining, Approaching 51%
www.financemagnates.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitcoins Defense of $6K Raises Odds of Relief RallyBitcoin's Defense of $6K Raises Odds of Relief Rally
www.coindesk.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Blockchain CEO Says Bitcoin Adoption Will Take Long Time, Survivors Will WinBlockchain CEO Says Bitcoin Adoption Will Take Long Time, Survivors Will Win
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Pairings of 6 Cryptocurrencies Comprises 69% of Total Crypto VolumePairings of 6 Cryptocurrencies Comprises 69% of Total Crypto Volume
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 11:10 AM
Bitcoin News Summary – June 25, 2018Bitcoin News Summary – June 25, 2018
99bitcoins.com - June 25 at 10:08 AM
44 Bitcoin Forks Have Emerged Within 10 Months, Crypto Investors Not Convinced44 Bitcoin Forks Have Emerged Within 10 Months, Crypto Investors Not Convinced
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 10:08 AM
Bitcoin and Mnemonics: The Art of the Secret PhraseBitcoin and Mnemonics: The Art of the Secret Phrase
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 10:08 AM
Fiat Withdrawals Could Become ‘Impossible’, Warns Major Indian Cryptocurrency ExchangeFiat Withdrawals Could Become ‘Impossible’, Warns Major Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange
www.ccn.com - June 25 at 10:08 AM
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Facing Uphill TaskBitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Facing Uphill Task
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 10:08 AM
Another Bitcoin Miner Maker Is Seeking to Go Public in Hong KongAnother Bitcoin Miner Maker Is Seeking to Go Public in Hong Kong
www.coindesk.com - June 25 at 9:12 AM
Research: ETFs Could Lead Bitcoin Price to $35,000 and It Isn’t Far AwayResearch: ETFs Could Lead Bitcoin Price to $35,000 and It Isn’t Far Away
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 9:12 AM
Bitcoin Miner Ebang Communication to Go Public in Hong KongBitcoin Miner Ebang Communication to Go Public in Hong Kong
www.coinspeaker.com - June 25 at 9:12 AM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Are Bears Back in the Game?Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Are Bears Back in the Game?
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 8:06 AM
Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Testing Crucial ResistanceBitcoin Cash Price Analysis: BCH/USD Testing Crucial Resistance
www.newsbtc.com - June 25 at 8:06 AM
Police Arrest Four Ukrainians for Running Fake Cryptocurrency ExchangesPolice Arrest Four Ukrainians for Running Fake Cryptocurrency Exchanges
www.livebitcoinnews.com - June 25 at 8:06 AM
China’s New Crypto Rankings – EOS First, Ethereum Second, Bitcoin Drops to 17thChina’s New Crypto Rankings – EOS First, Ethereum Second, Bitcoin Drops to 17th
news.bitcoin.com - June 25 at 8:06 AM

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This page was last updated on 6/25/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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