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India's cryptocurrency saga enters a crucial phase in the supreme court today - Quartz

While the verdict itself may take a while to be pronounced, the proceedings will clear the government's stance towards the industry and the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) reservations against bitcoin and its ilk. In April, the RBI had directed banks to ...

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Is this a Bullish Reversal or the Puppet Master at Play? - Bitcoinist

Earlier this week Financial News London reported that the world's largest ETF provider, BlackRock, had cast its gaze to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as potential investments but before the news even had the opportunity to impact cryptocurrency ...

Will Bitcoin skyrocket as gold did in 2013 after the ETF approval? - GlobalCoinReport

Gold has exceeded many challenges over the last centuries, and it is seen as the best place to invest. However, some investors are proposing that Bitcoin (BTC) can be an excellent competitor to gold and that it has the greatest opportunity to dethrone ...

Quebec Approves Energy Rate Hikes for Bitcoin Mining Firms - CCN

Bitcoin mining firms looking to set up shop in Quebec will now have to pay more for electricity. This is after the energy regulator of the Canadian province, Régie de l'énergie, gave the region's utility firm, Hydro-Quebec, the go-ahead to impose a ...

Bitcoin hasn't bottomed yet, says BitMEX co-founder - CNBC.com - CNBC

Bitcoin is rallying, but BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes doesn't think the coin has hit bottom yet.

Bitcoin could take a major chunk of change from gold, crypto expert says - CNBC

Before bitcoin can take off, the crypto market first needs to evolve to address a few topics of consternation to institutional investors, says Gurbacs. He counts marketwide pricing and valuation and customer protection and compliance as among those issues.

Gangster has £1.25m of bitcoin seized by police - The Independent

A gangster £1.2m worth of the digital currency bitcoin along with money, gold, watches and jewellery which were found by police after his girlfriend reported he had been kidnapped. Sergejs Teresko's partner and members of the public raised the alarm ...

Was bitcoin's rally just a short squeeze? Bitmex CEO isn't convinced - CNBC

Was bitcoin's rally just a short squeeze? Bitmex CEO isn't convinced. 6 Hours Ago. Arthur Hayes, Bitmex founder and CEO, joins the 'Fast Money' traders to make his case that a bitcoin peak is to come. Watch CNBC Live TV ...

Bitcoin's nightmare end, but was the rally just a short squeeze? - CNBC

Bitcoin's nightmare end, but was the rally just a short squeeze? 6 Hours Ago. CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on the revival of the bitcoin buzz and what's changed in the cryptocurrency industry. Watch CNBC Live TV ...

Book Extract: Mr Bitcoin – How I became a millionaire at 21 - News24

Currently in the process of developing the first black-owned cryptocurrency exchange platform, self-made millionaire Mpho Dagada talks about how his failures in business helped him to navigate his way towards success in this edited extract from his ...

BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols - Bitcoin News (press release)

There's been a lot happening this week within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, and much of the community's discussion revolves around tokenization concepts on the BCH chain. Meanwhile, the network has been running smoothly, and BCH markets seem ...

Billionaire Investor Says No One Wants to Buy Bitcoin, Market Shows Otherwise - CCN

Essentially, Griffin has emphasized Citadel, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers, will not operate as a liquidity provider for bitcoin because he personally does not believe in the dominant cryptocurrency. While Griffin was unspecific ...

Dash Stress Test Processes Double Bitcoin's On-Chain Transactions Without Issue - Dash Force News (blog)

Dash underwent a network stress test, processing over double Bitcoin's transactions without a performance decrease, validating long-term scaling plan. Over the course of a couple of days, the Dash network underwent an impromptu network capacity test ...

Bitcoin Is Up, but Traditional Investors Remain Skeptical - TheStreet.com

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, says cryptocurrencies are risky for investors. Speaking Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee, he described to members of Congress how "relatively unsophisticated investors see the ...

IOTA Technical Analysis: (MIOTA) Starting To Plummet, Relying On Bitcoin's Performance For Support - Cryptovest

Looking at the IOTA/BTC chart over 4hr candles we can see that bearish momentum is gathering strongly behind IOTA as Bitcoin's performance starts to slide into the red. IOTA is now well below the 0.382 Fibonacci support which sits just below the 15,000 ...

Market Leaders Call For Bitcoin To Move Higher, Including Staunch Bitcoin Bear - Ethereum World News (blog)

Over the past week, Bitcoin has seen a stellar week, moving from a low of $6,200 to a high of $7,500 all within a matter of a few days. This surge in price and volume has resulted in a paradigm shift with many analysts, with some finally believing that ...

Surrey Police get budget boost after £1.25m bitcoin seizure - Financial Times

Surrey Police has become the first UK force to seize and convert bitcoin as part of a criminal probe, netting £1.25m worth of the cryptocurrency, some of which will pay for financial investigators at a time of reduced budgets. Kingston crown court on ...

Police seize £1.25m in Bitcoin from gang member after house raid - Sky News

When Teresko turned up safe and well the next day, officers searched his semi-detached house in Cobham to find a keepkey device on which was stored £1.25m worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. They also found £263,000 in cash in a heavily sealed box, ...

Institutional Investors Are in Love With Bitcoin, Grayscale Report Reveals - Bitcoin Magazine

The report continues to show that, while most of the company's investment products have been down for the first half of the year, they have seen tremendous gains since launching their products. The Bitcoin Investment Trust, which the company claims is ...

If bitcoin becomes digital gold, its market cap could more than triple, crypto analyst says - CNBC

If bitcoin becomes digital gold, its market cap could more than triple, crypto analyst says. 10 Hours Ago. Gabor Gurbacs of VanEck, CNBC's Eric Chemi and the "Futures Now" traders debate the trade in bitcoin. Watch CNBC Live TV ...

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a payment system:3 invented by an unidentified programmer, or group of programmers, under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin was introduced on 31 October 2008 to a cryptography mailing list, and released as open-source software in 2009. There have been various claims and speculation concerning the identity of Nakamoto, none of which are confirmed. The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain, which uses bitcoin as its unit of account. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, the U.S. Treasury categorizes bitcoin as a decentralized virtual currency. Bitcoin is often called the first cryptocurrency, although prior systems existed and it is more correctly described as the first decentralized digital currency. Bitcoin is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value.

Bitcoin
Bitcoin logo.svg
Prevailing bitcoin logo
ISO 4217
Code XBT
Denominations
Subunit
10 millibitcoin
10 microbitcoin, bit
10 satoshi
Symbol BTC, XBT, BitcoinSign.svg, Ƀ
 millibitcoin mBTC
 microbitcoin, bit μBTC
Coins Unspent outputs of transactions denominated in any multiple of satoshis
Demographics
Date of introduction 3 January 2009; 7 years ago (2009-01-03)
User(s) Worldwide
Issuance
Administration Decentralized
Valuation
Supply growth 12.5 bitcoins per block (approximately every ten minutes) until mid 2020, and then afterwards 6.25 bitcoins per block for 4 years until next halving. This halving continues until 2110–40, when 21 million bitcoins will have been issued.

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a payment system invented by an unidentified programmer, or group of programmers, under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin was introduced on 31 October 2008 to a cryptography mailing list, and released as open-source software in 2009. There have been various claims and speculation concerning the identity of Nakamoto, none of which are confirmed. The system is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain, which uses bitcoin as its unit of account. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, the U.S. Treasury categorizes bitcoin as a decentralized virtual currency. Bitcoin is often called the first cryptocurrency, although prior systems existed and it is more correctly described as the first decentralized digital currency. Bitcoin is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value.

Bitcoins are created as a reward in a competition in which users offer their computing power to verify and record bitcoin transactions into the blockchain. This activity is referred to as mining and successful miners are rewarded with transaction fees and newly created bitcoins. Besides being obtained by mining, bitcoins can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services. When sending bitcoins, users can pay an optional transaction fee to the miners. This may expedite the transaction being confirmed.

In February 2015, the number of merchants accepting bitcoin for products and services passed 100,000. Instead of 2–3% typically imposed by credit card processors, merchants accepting bitcoins often pay fees in the range from 0% to less than 2%. Despite the fourfold increase in the number of merchants accepting bitcoin in 2014, the cryptocurrency did not have much momentum in retail transactions. The European Banking Authority and other sources have warned that bitcoin users are not protected by refund rights or chargebacks. The use of bitcoin by criminals has attracted the attention of financial regulators, legislative bodies, law enforcement, and media. Criminal activities are primarily focused on darknet markets and theft, though officials in countries such as the United States also recognize that bitcoin can provide legitimate financial services.


Was bitcoin’s rally just a short squeeze? Bitmex CEO isn’t convinced

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