Market Cap
$411,620,731,936.67
Volume (24 H)
$35,181,191,452.11
BTC with marketcap of BTC
$21,521.7670
Bitcoin / U.S. Dollar Tweet Timeline

Overall Sentiment Score

Recent Tweets

@trader1sz

$BTC - locked in most the move. okay defo going bed this time https://t.co/YGRBL7GRtC

Aug. 19, 2022, 12:24 a.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

$BTC bottoms when @regothetrader makes another generational bottom call Dude longed $10,500 to $50k Legend

Aug. 19, 2022, 12:15 a.m.

@BigCheds

$BTC weekly throwback to MA 200 👀🚨

Aug. 19, 2022, 12:09 a.m.

@crypto_birb

$BTC trying really hard not to puke here👀 https://t.co/wqZRLcioqz

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

@BigCheds

Join and ask questions $BTC https://t.co/Cu0OtHAeBC

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:56 p.m.

@BigCheds

$BTC for study worth observing how outside bars have played a key roll in this corrective channel. Bullish ones at lower BB and bearish at upper BB, both after strong move into ✍️ https://t.co/QjJWNZXJsU

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:49 p.m.

@TraderKoz

It isn't the sexiest trade - just shooting for 1.7R here but I'd say 1-2R trades is where I live. Just following the plan. I'm long $BTC, plz don't stop me out @Ninjascalp https://t.co/gmfSuyEBAD

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:47 p.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

On the other hand why would you want to buy $BTC when you can buy $ETH

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:29 p.m.

@BigCheds

$BTC finally tags 4H MA 200 https://t.co/SZxry6EgkK

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:28 p.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

From the weakness I am seeing in $BTC goes to show you that #bitcoin needs more time to recover now that big players such as 3AC & Celsius are not here The players who would break the resistance for us are no longer with us I expect a 12-18 months of accumulation before up only

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:27 p.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

$BTC going to plan https://t.co/FGSTZSIeX4

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:05 p.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

$BTC https://t.co/roCr6crmnp

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:57 p.m.

@CoinMarketCap

🔸What is a commodity, and what is a security? 🔸Are $BTC and $ETH commodities, and how are they different? 🔸The implications of the rise of digital commodities Answers will be given in a breakdown of commodities by @CMCAlexandria 👇 https://t.co/Nrh7HjqvAD

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:30 p.m.

@CryptoGodJohn

$BTC stuck in a 1.5% range Bear market things

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

@TradySlim

"Sold all my $BTC #Bitcoin today, bruh." "Why?" "Didn't you see #Target profit margin?" "Yes." "It's gonna get worse, bruh." Lmao. Great logic, fam. Have fun with that clown shit. I'm sure Bitcoin whales are on the edge of their seat waiting for Q3 target reports. 😂 NGMI.

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:17 p.m.

@CoinDesk

From July 11 to early this week, #bitcoin was on an uptrend and making higher lows. Now $BTC seems to have broken that bullish trend line. Chart of the Day explains, presented by @cryptocom: https://t.co/qINmFcTeiU https://t.co/dVSowOAvuX

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

@CryptoTony__

$BTC / $USD - Update I am eying that sweep of the range low while we are below $23,500 EQ https://t.co/kjyFyfzGTC

Aug. 18, 2022, 8:21 p.m.

@ShaqirHussyin

Fake #crypto #tether news @Tether_to $XRP $BTC $ETH @BlockFi https://t.co/ZvGwexVVWM

Aug. 18, 2022, 8:14 p.m.

@crypto_birb

Thanks for tuning in to my Spaces "IS $BTC RALLY REALLY OVER". Huge shoutout to the speakers: @Jake__Wujastyk, @BigCheds, @Mansa_Godson, @cryptomanran, @jclcapital, @cryptomamaceo, for all who joined! Catch the recordings: 1. https://t.co/kqBHv0Dsln 2. https://t.co/IW0FeGIOVd

Aug. 18, 2022, 7:41 p.m.

@TraderKoz

Low time frame range on $BTC I'd be interested in trading https://t.co/zpWTfcd50C

Aug. 18, 2022, 7:20 p.m.

@trader1sz

$BTC https://t.co/gcbCl9pD2F

Aug. 18, 2022, 5:50 p.m.

@evan_van_ness

This is truly not meant to be $BTC bashing, but with the upcoming merge, I can't help but feel great about building on #Ethereum. The lack of certainty over BTC security and the predictability of the network's massive energy waste generates doubt and instability

Aug. 18, 2022, 5:33 p.m.

@Phoenix_Ash3s

It won't stay this easy, right? $BTC #Bitcoin, daily https://t.co/5Tk6mwuPcS

Aug. 18, 2022, 3:24 p.m.

@Blockchainsanta

$LINK Has seen a bullish 4 weeks since breaking above the trend-line resistance, however is now facing the weekly resistance at $8.40, and #LINK is currently trading below it...‼️👀 A Weekly Close below $8 would likely signify bearish momentum, stay alert. #Chainlink $BTC #BTC https://t.co/F87VyZmPNq

Aug. 18, 2022, 1:19 p.m.

@DaanCrypto

Pump it until then and dump afterwards? We’ve seen this stuff before with $BTC CME futures in 2018 lol.

Aug. 18, 2022, 1:05 p.m.

@Coinfirm_io

🔗 #AML for 45 #blockchains! Including @Algorand @arbitrum @avalancheavax $BCH @BNBCHAIN $BSV $BTC @Cardano @cosmos @CeloOrg @cronos_chain @Dashpay @dogecoin @litecoin @Neo_Blockchain @Polkadot @Ripple @RSKsmart @StellarOrg @tezos @trondao @wavesprotocol @ZcashFoundation &👇 https://t.co/nWWlbqhcsM

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:50 a.m.

@BitrueOfficial

🔔New listing $BTCST is coming to #Bitrue spot trading. 💰Deposits open now ⏰Trading starts 10:00 UTC tomorrow 📈 BTCST / $USDT 🌟Follow @BitrueOfficial @BTCST2020 👉Details: https://t.co/UO1EPtRRWD https://t.co/RI8OeGxBBO

Aug. 18, 2022, 11:21 a.m.

@JJcycles

BTCUSD at monthly open and 4H 200ema. LINKBTC at 1D 200ema. If BTC is able to bouce from the level next, then I see LINK outperform big time. $LINK / $BTC https://t.co/BXmzjkomMj

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:25 a.m.

@Blockchainsanta

Soon...😤 $BTC #BTC https://t.co/BPsbujW7KM

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:10 a.m.

@DaanCrypto

$BTC The 4H 200EMA came in clutch again holding price as support. BTC did break down from this huge rising channel/wedge everyone seems to be watching. 23.8-24K will act as resistance. Break back in and this would be a big bear trap. Bearish rejection and we head down. https://t.co/w584iUNUBz

Aug. 18, 2022, 10:08 a.m.

@Blockchainsanta

An academic study found that 25% of new crypto listings at @coinbase were used for insider trading purposes...‼️ “Our analysis shows significant price run-ups before official listing announcements, similar to prosecuted cases of insider trading in stock markets,”😲! $BTC #BTC https://t.co/4hu0W4WAjw

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:58 a.m.

@Phoenix_Ash3s

$BTC #Bitcoin trade update Still blub, but the 200 EMA came and is giving a little bounce so far. Rejection by the trendline would make me cut it earlier, former range high reclaim is what we need. So, up or down sir? Yes https://t.co/CqTzdnbTlv

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:58 a.m.

@Bagsy

I wonder how much $BTC was lost at sea.

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:55 a.m.

@Blockchainsanta

$BTC Not much volatility induced by #FOMC minutes as the FED maintained their hawkish stance, the next #inflation data will be an indicator of the next rate hike...👀 My #BTC long remains open, with my first TP around $24.1k, after which I'll move my SL to entry. 🤝💵 #Bitcoin https://t.co/xzqLM9ut7L

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:52 a.m.

@MacroCRG

$BTC bulls showing some strength this AM with a LTF c-fork break out BTC OI still rising ... if equities have a bid today we could be in for a short squeeze https://t.co/yGG7sQXQrk

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:45 a.m.

@DaanCrypto

$BTC Made it all the way back to fill the lower CPI print inefficiency pump. Now consolidating between these tho horizontals. $23.5K has been an impactful horizontal level in the past. I'd expect us to test some higher levels if price were to get back above that. https://t.co/ZUns8N7CJl

Aug. 18, 2022, 9:27 a.m.

@Phoenix_Ash3s

Exactly 2 months since, imho, capitulation bottom 0.5% average daily price increase Are we having fun? $BTC #Bitcoin https://t.co/CpCEPF9jBM

Aug. 18, 2022, 8:51 a.m.

@tradingaid

$BTC this is a good place for a bounce. You can see below RSI hit support level at 40. Stochs hitting the same spot where it has turned in the past to form a bottom. Also hitting a small trendline on the price action. https://t.co/K1T9GqChuO

Aug. 18, 2022, 6:20 a.m.

@Blockchainsanta

Canada is now imposing net buy limits of $30,000 per year for all Crypto except: - $BTC - $ETH - $LTC - $BCH Imagine buying a $25k bag of $SOL, price rallies +30%, and now you got an officer at your door telling you to liquidate... LOL Absolute joke imo... #BTC #Bitcoin #ETH https://t.co/hl7dMMyrqU

Aug. 18, 2022, 4:25 a.m.

@Hayess5178

#Bitcoin $BTC Lost 23.8k support. Price broke down out of rising wedge, which isn't good. We know how #BTC can be so it could recover but would need to get back above 23.8k for confidence. Fail to regain 23.8k would make a drop to test 23k, 22.5k and possibly 20.8k more likely. https://t.co/PjEJM7aCti

Aug. 17, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

@AltcoinDailyio

WHAT'S HAPPENING W/ CRYPTOCURRENCY? -- Fed Minutes Good or Bad for $BTC? -- Celsius Selling Mined #Bitcoin -- Why is $EOS Pumping? -- Inc Magazine Recognizes #Ripple -- & MORE! WATCH 👇 >> https://t.co/85O0x459DN https://t.co/ZggR6DsvYF

Aug. 17, 2022, 10:19 p.m.

@DreadBong0

If $BTC gives you an opportunity to buy between $20k & $14k over the next four months.. Do not fuck it up.. You buy and you chill for a couple years https://t.co/SfIWouY2S8

Aug. 17, 2022, 10:07 p.m.

@eliz883

$BTC nothing positive at the moment ... until obv gives us reversal he'll be shit btc 🤓 https://t.co/7EHpG2msfU

Aug. 17, 2022, 9:51 p.m.

@Trader_XO

$BTC - Its not personal https://t.co/Q6W13rsLc6

Aug. 17, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

@eliz883

Ok arrived in my key support now … $BTC lose 23k imo not not not not good 🤓✌️🤝

Aug. 17, 2022, 8:48 p.m.

@BigCheds

$BTC 👀✍️ Weekly MA 200 23k Daily higher low 22.5k area

Aug. 17, 2022, 8:31 p.m.

@eliz883

$BTC ✅ https://t.co/qJblV23Xyb

Aug. 17, 2022, 8:12 p.m.

@eliz883

PROGRAMMED 👉🏻👈🏻😂 $BTC 📌🤝 https://t.co/KxaWqGv8ek

Aug. 17, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

@eliz883

$BTC wonderful scalp on level Eliz ✌️ https://t.co/NWwSduFh7N

Aug. 17, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

@AltcoinSherpa

$BTC: Still a bullish MS on the 4h IMO but it's not super convincing. This current area seems like a decent area to bid with a clear stop loss around mid 22ks. Still thinking it grinds up to 28k personally but it's unfortunately at the mercy of larger forces. #Bitcoin https://t.co/GcwF6pLFTr

Aug. 17, 2022, 6:15 p.m.

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About Bitcoin

What Is Bitcoin (BTC)?

Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency originally described in a 2008 whitepaper by a person, or group of people, using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. It was launched soon after, in January 2009.

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer online currency, meaning that all transactions happen directly between equal, independent network participants, without the need for any intermediary to permit or facilitate them. Bitcoin was created, according to Nakamoto’s own words, to allow “online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.”

Some concepts for a similar type of a decentralized electronic currency precede BTC, but Bitcoin holds the distinction of being the first-ever cryptocurrency to come into actual use.

Who Are the Founders of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s original inventor is known under a pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. As of 2021, the true identity of the person — or organization — that is behind the alias remains unknown.

On October 31, 2008, Nakamoto published Bitcoin’s whitepaper, which described in detail how a peer-to-peer, online currency could be implemented. They proposed to use a decentralized ledger of transactions packaged in batches (called “blocks”) and secured by cryptographic algorithms — the whole system would later be dubbed “blockchain.”

Just two months later, on January 3, 2009, Nakamoto mined the first block on the Bitcoin network, known as the genesis block, thus launching the world’s first cryptocurrency. Bitcoin price was $0 when first introduced, and most Bitcoins were obtained via mining, which only required moderately powerful devices (e.g. PCs) and mining software. The first known Bitcoin commercial transaction occurred on May 22, 2010, when programmer Laszlo Hanyecz traded 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas. At Bitcoin price today in mid-September 2021, those pizzas would be worth an astonishing $478 million. This event is now known as “Bitcoin Pizza Day.” In July 2010, Bitcoin first started trading, with the Bitcoin price ranging from $0.0008 to $0.08 at that time.

However, while Nakamoto was the original inventor of Bitcoin, as well as the author of its very first implementation, he handed the network alert key and control of the code repository to Gavin Andresen, who later became lead developer at the Bitcoin Foundation. Over the years a large number of people have contributed to improving the cryptocurrency’s software by patching vulnerabilities and adding new features.

Bitcoin’s source code repository on GitHub lists more than 750 contributors, with some of the key ones being Wladimir J. van der Laan, Marco Falke, Pieter Wuille, Gavin Andresen, Jonas Schnelli and others.

What Makes Bitcoin Unique?

Bitcoin’s most unique advantage comes from the fact that it was the very first cryptocurrency to appear on the market.

It has managed to create a global community and give birth to an entirely new industry of millions of enthusiasts who create, invest in, trade and use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in their everyday lives. The emergence of the first cryptocurrency has created a conceptual and technological basis that subsequently inspired the development of thousands of competing projects.

The entire cryptocurrency market — now worth more than $2 trillion — is based on the idea realized by Bitcoin: money that can be sent and received by anyone, anywhere in the world without reliance on trusted intermediaries, such as banks and financial services companies.

Thanks to its pioneering nature, BTC remains at the top of this energetic market after over a decade of existence. Even after Bitcoin has lost its undisputed dominance, it remains the largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization that surpassed the $1 trillion mark in 2021, after Bitcoin price hit an all-time high of $64,863.10 on April 14, 2021. This is owing in large part to growing institutional interest in Bitcoin, and the ubiquitousness of platforms that provide use-cases for BTC: wallets, exchanges, payment services, online games and more.

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How Much Bitcoin Is in Circulation?

Bitcoin’s total supply is limited by its software and will never exceed 21,000,000 coins. New coins are created during the process known as “mining”: as transactions are relayed across the network, they get picked up by miners and packaged into blocks, which are in turn protected by complex cryptographic calculations.

As compensation for spending their computational resources, the miners receive rewards for every block that they successfully add to the blockchain. At the moment of Bitcoin’s launch, the reward was 50 bitcoins per block: this number gets halved with every 210,000 new blocks mined — which takes the network roughly four years. As of 2020, the block reward has been halved three times and comprises 6.25 bitcoins.

Bitcoin has not been premined, meaning that no coins have been mined and/or distributed between the founders before it became available to the public. However, during the first few years of BTC’s existence, the competition between miners was relatively low, allowing the earliest network participants to accumulate significant amounts of coins via regular mining: Satoshi Nakamoto alone is believed to own over a million Bitcoin.

Mining Bitcoins can be very profitable for miners, depending on the current hash rate and the price of Bitcoin. While the process of mining Bitcoins is complex, we discuss how long it takes to mine one Bitcoin on CoinMarketCap Alexandria — as we wrote above, mining Bitcoin is best understood as how long it takes to mine one block, as opposed to one Bitcoin. As of mid-September 2021, the Bitcoin mining reward is capped to 6.25 BTC after the 2020 halving, which is roughly $299,200 in Bitcoin price today.

How Is the Bitcoin Network Secured?

Bitcoin is secured with the SHA-256 algorithm, which belongs to the SHA-2 family of hashing algorithms, which is also used by its fork Bitcoin Cash (BCH), as well as several other cryptocurrencies.

What Is Bitcoin’s Role as a Store of Value?

Bitcoin is the first decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency. One of its most important functions is that it is used as a decentralized store of value. In other words, it provides for ownership rights as a physical asset or as a unit of account. However, the latter store-of-value function has been debated. Many crypto enthusiasts and economists believe that high-scale adoption of the top currency will lead us to a new modern financial world where transaction amounts will be denominated in smaller units.

The smallest units of Bitcoin, 0.00000001 BTC, are called Satoshis (or Sats in short), in a nod to the pseudonymous creator. At Bitcoin price now, 1 Satoshi is equivalent to roughly $0.00048.

The top crypto is considered a store of value, like gold, for many — rather than a currency. This idea of the first cryptocurrency as a store of value, instead of a payment method, means that many people buy the crypto and hold onto it long-term (or HODL) rather than spending it on items like you would typically spend a dollar — treating it as digital gold.

Crypto Wallets

The most popular wallets for cryptocurrency include both hot and cold wallets. Cryptocurrency wallets vary from hot wallets and cold wallets. Hot wallets are able to be connected to the web, while cold wallets are used for keeping large amounts of coins outside of the internet.

Some of the top crypto cold wallets are Trezor, Ledger and CoolBitX. Some of the top crypto hot wallets include Exodus, Electrum and Mycelium.

Still not sure of which wallet to use? Check out CoinMarketCap Alexandria’s guide on the top cold wallets of 2021 and top hot wallets of 2021.

How Is Bitcoin’s Technology Upgraded?

A hard fork is a radical change to the protocol that makes previously invalid blocks/transactions valid, and therefore requires all users to upgrade. For example, if users A and B are disagreeing on whether an incoming transaction is valid, a hard fork could make the transaction valid to users A and B, but not to user C.

A hard fork is a protocol upgrade that is not backward compatible. This means every node (computer connected to the Bitcoin network using a client that performs the task of validating and relaying transactions) needs to upgrade before the new blockchain with the hard fork activates and rejects any blocks or transactions from the old blockchain. The old blockchain will continue to exist and will continue to accept transactions, although it may be incompatible with other newer Bitcoin clients.

A soft fork is a change to the Bitcoin protocol wherein only previously valid blocks/transactions are made invalid. Since old nodes will recognise the new blocks as valid, a soft fork is backward-compatible. This kind of fork requires only a majority of the miners upgrading to enforce the new rules.

Some examples of prominent cryptocurrencies that have undergone hard forks are the following: Bitcoin’s hard fork that resulted in Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum’s hard fork that resulted in Ethereum Classic.

Bitcoin Cash has been hard forked since its original forking, with the creation of Bitcoin SV. Read more about the difference between Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV here.

What Is Taproot?

Taproot is a soft fork that bundles together BIP 340, 341 and 342 and aims to improve the scalability, efficiency, and privacy of the blockchain by introducing several new features.

The two major changes are the introduction of the Merkelized Abstract Syntax Tree (MAST) and Schnorr Signature. MAST introduces a condition allowing the sender and recipient of a transaction to sign off on its settlement together. Schnorr Signature allows users to aggregate several signatures into one for a single transaction. This results in multi-signature transactions looking the same as regular transactions or more complex ones. By introducing this new address type, users can also save on transaction fees, as even complex transactions look like simple, single-signature ones.

Although HODLers will probably not notice a big impact, Taproot could become a key milestone to equipping the network with smart contract functionality. In particular, Schnorr Signatures would lay the foundation for more complex applications to be built on top of the existing blockchain, as users start switching to Taproot addresses primarily. If adopted by users, Taproot could, in the long run, result in the network developing its own DeFi ecosystem that rivals those on alternative blockchains like Ethereum.

What Is the Lightning Network?

The Lightning Network is an off-chain, layered payment protocol that operates bidirectional payment channels which allows instantaneous transfer with instant reconciliation. It enables private, high volume and trustless transactions between any two parties. The Lightning Network scales transaction capacity without incurring the costs associated with transactions and interventions on the underlying blockchain.

How Much Is Bitcoin?

The current valuation of Bitcoin is constantly moving, all day every day. It is a truly global asset. From a start of under one cent per coin, BTC has risen in price by thousands of percent to the numbers you see above. The prices of all cryptocurrencies are quite volatile, meaning that anyone’s understanding of how much Bitcoin is will change by the minute. However, there are times when different countries and exchanges show different prices and understanding how much Bitcoin is will be a function of a person’s location.

Where Can You Buy Bitcoin (BTC)?

Bitcoin is, in many regards, almost synonymous with cryptocurrency, which means that you can buy Bitcoin on virtually every crypto exchange — both for fiat money and other cryptocurrencies. Some of the main markets where BTC trading is available are:

Binance Coinbase Pro OKEx Kraken Huobi Global Bitfinex

If you are new to crypto, use CoinMarketCap’s own educational portal — Alexandria — to learn how to start buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

To check Bitcoin price live in the fiat currency of your choice, you can use CoinMarketCap’s converter feature directly on the Bitcoin currency page.