What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Currency code: BTC

Unicode symbol: ₿

Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency blockstream technology:

On October 31, 2008 a white paper defining the term bitcoin was published by Satoshi Nakamoto.

On January 3rd, 2009, the bitcoin network was created when Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block of the bitcoin chain

This block is known as the Genesis Block.

Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin Miners are the backbone of the blockchain.

What is Bitcoin Mining?

Bitcoin miners create new blocks and confirm transactions.

How many bitcoins will be mined?

21 Million Bitcoin (BTC) can be mined. Over 90% have already been mined.


Bitcoin (BTC) Price and Market Cap

Bitcoin Market Cap is over $500 Billion.

Bitcoin is the original and #1 cryptocurrency in the world by most measures.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin Whitepaper

Who created bitcoin?

Published October 31, 2008, a white paper defining the term bitcoin was written by Satoshi Nakamoto. Read it here.


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