Coin Information - Bitcoin - BTC


Market Capitalization
USD 175,462,241,126.745
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Current Price
USD 9622.07389
Date (UTC)
2020-02-24 20:40:07
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto and released as open-source software in 2009. "I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party." The paper is available at: The main properties: Double-spending is prevented with a peer-to-peer network. No mint or other trusted parties. Participants can be anonymous. New coins are made from Hashcash style proof-of-work. The proof-of-work for new coin generation also powers the network to prevent double-spending.
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