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Looks bullish! $BTC $ETH #Crypto 🚀

Jan. 29, 2022, 12:04 a.m.


Arizona 🧐 $BTC

Jan. 28, 2022, 11:06 p.m.


$CDROP @cryptodropgg On @Hotbit_news & @PancakeSwap The 4 hour chart on #Hotbit shows it attempting to breakout right now. It's already recovered 50% after the market crash💪. Latest tweet from the team hints at something big coming in Q2 😏. It's looking sweet🍬. #Bitcoin $BTC

Jan. 28, 2022, 10:06 p.m.


MARKET WRAP: Bitcoin $BTC is holding steady, although rising risk in the DeFi sector suggests some caution.

Jan. 28, 2022, 9:31 p.m.


$BTC Solid breakout so far and and looks like we're going to have a nice (CME) close for the weekend. Expecting chop during the weekend as usual. May see some alts pop here and there that fell a lot. My guess is that the real action starts Monday again.

Jan. 28, 2022, 9:19 p.m.


$BTC nice reaction so far, will be looking fro shorts closer to the shaded area above #bitcoin #BTC #crypto

Jan. 28, 2022, 8:43 p.m.


Top 10 Coins Mentioned on Twitter this Week 📣 $BTC 3,631,210 $ETH 814,622 $DOGE 486,762 $SHIB 455,213 $XTZ 429,145 $CAKE 415,231 $NFTBS 276,045 $ADA 237,721 $RARI 218,085 $SFM 185,972 👉

Jan. 28, 2022, 7:17 p.m.


New week, New Top-10 Coins for the USA! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 The papa coins are back on top again as we see $BTC, $TIME, and $ETH on the top! Got your eye on any of these? Discover new treasures:

Jan. 28, 2022, 7 p.m.


If you have $BTC on a platform that pays interest, you owe taxes on those interest payments based on the value when they hit your account. If you made interest on 69k bitcoin and didn’t take out a percentage for taxes, time to think about it.

Jan. 28, 2022, 5:41 p.m.


$BTC I'd like to see a 40 \ 41k retest first .... we'll see

Jan. 28, 2022, 5:34 p.m.


🤔 $BTC is leading the crypto recovery charge. What are some of the price levels to look out for? 👉🏻 @Wonderland_fi's native token $TIME has seen a 97% drawdown from its all-time-high price in just 2 months. Find out what happened on Daily Bits:

Jan. 28, 2022, 5 p.m.


Which #crypto will set a new ATH in 2022? $BTC $ETH $BNB $VET $XRP $MATIC $AVAX $ADA $SOL $EGLD $SAND $MANA $DOT $CRO

Jan. 28, 2022, 4:39 p.m.


There is a confluence again between the $NWC prediction tool and a potential retest of $38k $BTC. Looks like we are going for a second round before the traditional weekend shenanigans?

Jan. 28, 2022, 4:27 p.m.


1 $BTC or 15 $ETH ??

Jan. 28, 2022, 4:26 p.m.


🔥Canada’s Top-10 Coins are Out🔥 Looks like Canada has the papa coins are back on top with $BTC, $TIME, and $ETH topping the charts! Buying any of these this week? Discover new treasures:

Jan. 28, 2022, 4 p.m.


fear is weakness leaving the body $BTC

Jan. 28, 2022, 3:52 p.m.


Just baffling to see how much #BTC liquidity moves to the #DeFi ecosystem @0xPolygon $BTCpx $PRXY $WBTC

Jan. 28, 2022, 3:10 p.m.


$BTC Trend down $30k support $40k-$45k overhead Doomer $10k-$20k Macro looks rough / new environment For what it’s worth, ‘I bought BTC at the bottom of the range but then global macro went to zero’ is one of the least regrettable ways to lose money if we get rolled

Jan. 28, 2022, 2:36 p.m.


$BTC Price being held up by the weekly VWAP. Got my eyes on the yellow diagonal for the LTF. Flip it and we'll visit the 39K high imo. All things considered, the markets have been holding up pretty well these days even with Powell's Hawkish stance. Shows some decent strength.

Jan. 28, 2022, 2:12 p.m.


$BTC ... #bitcoin #BTC #crypto

Jan. 28, 2022, 2:11 p.m.


$BTC #Bitcoin - D1/H1 D1: - Nothing has changed, - Still within the same daily downtrend since Nov, - D1 trend currently @ 39/41k, in confluence with Summer 2021 Range High & Sept 2021 Local Low. H1: - One clear horizontal pivot, - Compression, - Maybe another H1 200 EMA tap ?

Jan. 28, 2022, 2:01 p.m.


In 2018, #bitcoin's sell-off didn't correlate with tech stocks. This time it does. Fundstrat's research suggests $BTC is much less likely to experience a prolonged crypto winter for this reason. Watch the Chart of the Day, sponsored by @cryptocom:

Jan. 28, 2022, 1:45 p.m.


SPX about to make new lows and you are bullish on $BTC...

Jan. 28, 2022, 1:21 p.m.


Range games on $BTC 🏓

Jan. 28, 2022, 12:49 p.m.


$BTC What comes first?

Jan. 28, 2022, 11:45 a.m.


What's next for $BTC?

Jan. 28, 2022, 11:15 a.m.


⚡️TOP #Crypto Projects by Social Activity 28 January 2022 #BTC $BTC $ETH $CAKE $DOGE #SHIB $SHIB $XTZ $ADA $NFTBS $MATIC $RARI

Jan. 28, 2022, 10:47 a.m.


$BTC likely down to fix 34K then up over the weekend

Jan. 28, 2022, 10:12 a.m.


as for the situation of $BTC we are always like yesterday ... no position on btc ... as for the positions in altcoin, at the moment I try to make scalp ... very patient

Jan. 28, 2022, 10:06 a.m.


$BTC and the overall market looks boring to me. If we see some price action outside of the $33k-$39k range, then it would catch my interest again. My main focus is on the NFT market and grinding @StreetMelt. Our launch coming at this time coincidentally worked out perfectly 🤝

Jan. 28, 2022, 9:35 a.m.


$BTC plan #bitcoin #crypto #btc

Jan. 28, 2022, 8:15 a.m.


Best $crypto strategy for someone who has no time? DCA into your preferred split of $BTC and $ETH. You still make money just without the liquidations, rug pulls, chronic anxiety and insomnia.

Jan. 28, 2022, 6:57 a.m.


If this is how you get your $20,000 #Bitcoin bid filled, would you still have the allotted cash to fill it? Don't even think we see $20k $BTC but if we did, decent chance this detour would come first Wildcard case from the max pain analysooor

Jan. 28, 2022, 6:05 a.m.


Weekly snapshot for rewards Fri 5:00 am UTC: $CEL $2.09 $BTC $37,194 $ETH $2,439 $MATIC (Polygon) $1.65 Source: @coingecko Disclaimer: might differ from the official Celsius prices. Support us by signing on FTX:

Jan. 28, 2022, 5 a.m.


Alt capitulation continues as $ETHBTC is on life support. Monthly levels shown, big drop below 0.057 range. $BTC.D continues back in the range. This is giving $BTC some bullishness imo, but opens up a great downtrend resistance short.

Jan. 28, 2022, 12:04 a.m.


$BTC - If short sets up from 39-41k

Jan. 27, 2022, 11:55 p.m.


$BTC #Bitcoin 1 hour OBV bull divergence

Jan. 27, 2022, 10:39 p.m.


This looks bullish. It might be for $BTC but alts will bleed alot.

Jan. 27, 2022, 10:21 p.m.


$BTC / $USD / #Bitcoin - Update The levels you need to watch on Bitcoin guys ..

Jan. 27, 2022, 10:05 p.m.


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Jan. 27, 2022, 9:59 p.m.


$BTC has been negatively correlated to $GOLD over the course of the last few weeks. Now that gold is taking a hit after the FED's conference, this potentially could be indicative of what's ahead for bitcoin. Either way, I'm happy to have a decent exposure to both in my portfolio.

Jan. 27, 2022, 9:39 p.m.


The market looks like it's hanging by a thread. Several pretty grim regulatory headlines being shared on my feed. Seeing a bunch of "it's over" tweets. I think I'll buy some more. $BTC

Jan. 27, 2022, 9:25 p.m.


It's times like this where having a group of friends to chat/cry/bitch/vent/complain with is vital. When $BTC dumps, you need support. If you don't have some people to battle with u in the market, I highly encourage you to find them. They're in discords, telegrams, twitter, etc.

Jan. 27, 2022, 9:18 p.m.


It will still hurt pretty bad, but if a liquidation cascade hits $BTC, I'm prepared to buy the dip

Jan. 27, 2022, 8:19 p.m.


Scalping the short side on $BTC cause stocks sell every bounce...

Jan. 27, 2022, 8:18 p.m.


Man they are really fighting to defend $ES_F 4300 and $BTC 36k. We know they are going to break, so let's just get it over with and stop wasting our time.

Jan. 27, 2022, 7:58 p.m.


Key next couple hours for $BTC #Bitcoin #Crypto and #Stocks. 4H charts must form higher lows for equilibriums or bears keep #FOMC reaction control.

Jan. 27, 2022, 7:53 p.m.


$BTC #Bitcoin is the bottom in yet?

Jan. 27, 2022, 6:51 p.m.


Nothing has changed for $BTC, still expecting 33k or something to come eventually. Could be the bottom, maybe not. I'm personally still being patient.

Jan. 27, 2022, 6:27 p.m.


$BTC and #Altcoins Education video: I did a video today on a step by step of what you see for some bottoms for altcoins. I review some like $AVAX $DOT $LINK $SOL and others.

Jan. 27, 2022, 5:08 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:

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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.

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