Bitcoin Price, News and Analysis (BTC)

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$7,458.32
+$135.00 (+1.81%)
(As of 07/19/2018 10:49 PM ET)
1-Hour Price Change +0.26%
1-Day Price Change +1.81%
7-Day Price Change +19.57%
1-Day Volume$5.11 billion
Market Cap$127.98 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$127.98 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 $7,458.32 on major cryptocurrency exchanges. The value (or market capitalization) of all available Bitcoin in U.S. dollars is $127.98 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:  183 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  66 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  249
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Bitcoin (BTC) Search Trends

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Headlines

Bitcoin (BTC) News Headlines

DateHeadline
Jeremy Allaire Praises Ethereum for Driving Mass Blockchain AdoptionJeremy Allaire Praises Ethereum for Driving Mass Blockchain Adoption
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper PromisesStudy Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Malta Stock Exchange Partners With OKEx to Launch Security Tokens PlatformMalta Stock Exchange Partners With OKEx to Launch Security Tokens Platform
bitcoinmagazine.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Canada’s Leading Crypto Fund Keeps Just 9% of Assets in BitcoinCanada’s Leading Crypto Fund Keeps Just 9% of Assets in Bitcoin
nulltx.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Dala Adds Stellar Blockchain to Ecosystem, Reveals Multi-Chain StrategyDala Adds Stellar Blockchain to Ecosystem, Reveals Multi-Chain Strategy
bitcoinmagazine.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Citadel CEO is Scratching His Head over BitcoinCitadel CEO is Scratching His Head over Bitcoin
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token ProtocolsBCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
India’s KoinEx Loop Platform Offers INR Trading Despite Central Bank BanIndia’s KoinEx Loop Platform Offers INR Trading Despite Central Bank Ban
nulltx.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
You Can Now Use The Lightning Network To Buy (Virtually) AnythingYou Can Now Use The Lightning Network To Buy (Virtually) Anything
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
BitMEX CEO Gives His Thoughts on the Short Squeeze Theory for Bitcoin (BTC) Price SurgeBitMEX CEO Gives His Thoughts on the Short Squeeze Theory for Bitcoin (BTC) Price Surge
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
DLT for Different Spheres Will Be Discussed in StockholmDLT for Different Spheres Will Be Discussed in Stockholm
nulltx.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Introducing your Gateway to the Internet of Value: How Blockchain.io takes on investors’ favorite worst Crypto dilemmaIntroducing your Gateway to the Internet of Value: How Blockchain.io takes on investors’ favorite worst Crypto dilemma
nulltx.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Billionaire Howard Marks Sees No Real Future for BitcoinBillionaire Howard Marks Sees No Real Future for Bitcoin
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto PatentsBarclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Quebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining FirmsQuebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining Firms
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency at $7,400Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency at $7,400
nulltx.com - July 19 at 9:09 PM
Bitcoin could take a major chunk of change from gold, crypto expert saysBitcoin could take a major chunk of change from gold, crypto expert says
www.cnbc.com - July 19 at 8:36 PM
Bitcoin hasnt bottomed yet, says BitMEX co-founderBitcoin hasn't bottomed yet, says BitMEX co-founder
www.cnbc.com - July 19 at 8:36 PM
Bitcoin Rally Converts Staunch Bear, Sees Price Breaking Above US$8,000Bitcoin Rally Converts Staunch Bear, Sees Price Breaking Above US$8,000
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 7:21 PM
PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 7:21 PM
Crypto Markets Experience Slight Dip But Still Hold Weekly GainsCrypto Markets Experience Slight Dip But Still Hold Weekly Gains
cointelegraph.com - July 19 at 6:04 PM
Barry Silbert Says That Bitcoin is Here to Stay, Invests More Money into ItBarry Silbert Says That Bitcoin is Here to Stay, Invests More Money into It
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 6:04 PM
Ross Ulbricht Joins TwitterRoss Ulbricht Joins Twitter
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 6:04 PM
Cboe’s Push for an ETF Is Picking up SteamCboe’s Push for an ETF Is Picking up Steam
nulltx.com - July 19 at 5:07 PM
Bitcoin Price Has Bottomed, According to Barry SilbertBitcoin Price Has Bottomed, According to Barry Silbert
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 5:07 PM
Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under InvestigationJapanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 5:07 PM
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – July 19Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis – July 19
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 5:07 PM
CryptoWatch: Positive ‘price drift’ suggests bitcoin has room to move higherCryptoWatch: Positive ‘price drift’ suggests bitcoin has room to move higher
www.marketwatch.com - July 19 at 4:30 PM
Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Bitmain To “Triple The Size” Of Its Israeli Development CenterBitcoin Mining Manufacturer Bitmain To “Triple The Size” Of Its Israeli Development Center
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 4:06 PM
Bitcoin Will Prove It Never Had Any Substance, Claims Billionaire Skeptic Howard MarksBitcoin Will Prove It Never Had Any Substance, Claims Billionaire Skeptic Howard Marks
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 3:07 PM
Bitcoin Price Has Finally Bottomed: Digital Currency Group Founder Barry SilbertBitcoin Price Has Finally Bottomed: Digital Currency Group Founder Barry Silbert
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 2:12 PM
Former Trump Advisor Reveals He Owns Bitcoin, Plans on Launching His Own CryptoFormer Trump Advisor Reveals He Owns Bitcoin, Plans on Launching His Own Crypto
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 2:12 PM
Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Considers Creating Utility Tokens for Populist MovementFormer Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Considers Creating Utility Tokens for Populist Movement
cointelegraph.com - July 19 at 1:03 PM
Cardano Price: Upward Momentum can Push Value to $0.2 Later TodayCardano Price: Upward Momentum can Push Value to $0.2 Later Today
nulltx.com - July 19 at 1:03 PM
Citadel CEO Advises Younger Generation ‘Do Something More Productive than Invest in Digital Currencies’Citadel CEO Advises Younger Generation ‘Do Something More Productive than Invest in Digital Currencies’
www.coinspeaker.com - July 19 at 1:03 PM
Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security TokensMalta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 1:03 PM
Steve Bannon: ‘90% of ICOs Have Been a Disaster’Steve Bannon: ‘90% of ICOs Have Been a Disaster’
bitcoinist.com - July 19 at 1:03 PM
Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group: Only Cryptocurrencies We Like Are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Zcash (ZEC), ZenCash(ZEN), and Decentraland (MANA)Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group: Only Cryptocurrencies We Like Are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Zcash (ZEC), ZenCash(ZEN), and Decentraland (MANA)
www.cryptoglobe.com - July 19 at 12:09 PM
Crypto King Silbert: Bitcoin at Bottom, Only Upwards From HereCrypto King Silbert: Bitcoin at Bottom, Only Upwards From Here
www.newsbtc.com - July 19 at 12:09 PM
Bitcoin has rallied more than 30% in less than a monthBitcoin has rallied more than 30% in less than a month
feeds.marketwatch.com - July 19 at 11:49 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 11:07 AM
Crypto Market Makes Minor Retreat Post-Rally, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Down 5%Crypto Market Makes Minor Retreat Post-Rally, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Down 5%
www.ccn.com - July 19 at 11:07 AM
trade.io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desktrade.io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk
www.livebitcoinnews.com - July 19 at 11:07 AM
Canada: Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Becomes ‘Largest’ by Capacity After Second Site OpeningCanada: Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Becomes ‘Largest’ by Capacity After Second Site Opening
cointelegraph.com - July 19 at 11:07 AM
Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull BreatherBitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather
www.coindesk.com - July 19 at 11:07 AM
Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money LaunderingFed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering
news.bitcoin.com - July 19 at 11:07 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 10:09 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 10:09 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 10:09 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 10:09 AM

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