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*looks at $spx* *looks at $btc* JUST DONT MF SAY SHIT BOYS

Jan. 24, 2022, 5:42 p.m.


Class of 2020 are learning that shitcoins are simply vehicles to accumulate more fiat or $btc

Jan. 22, 2022, 8:03 p.m.


How are you guys not worried that $BTC is at $38,000 (almost 50% off from the highs), swept lows and yet struggling to catch a bid.

Jan. 21, 2022, 7:35 p.m.


Your fav influencer: telling you to long $btc since $48K; you’re down over 20% Gainzy: Told you the market got hard above $50K and to preserve capital in a bear market; shitposts to pass the time. #ff @gainzxbt

Jan. 21, 2022, 4:09 a.m.


For the sake of El Salvador and El Saylor, I’m going to need $BTC to bounce here IMMEDIATELY.

Jan. 21, 2022, 3:41 a.m.


Longed looking for small bounces (before more doom) on: $BTC $FTM $ATOM $NEAR $ONE

Jan. 6, 2022, 9:38 a.m.


Unironically, what helped my $BTC trading the most is trading it like a slower-moving shitcoin that's more likely to scam into liquidity pockets. If you place stops in obvious areas, it almost always gets ran (on Bitcoin) unless you're in a nice [strong] trend.

Dec. 29, 2021, 9:34 p.m.


Any time now, Saylor’s about to announce he’s acquired more $BTC at an average price of ~$51,000 or something

Dec. 28, 2021, 6:05 p.m.


Probably see a small bounce here on $BTC but I’m getting June 2021 vibes and so is everyone else which tells me we might not get the desired (end) results here. 2022 macro landscape looking like the titanic.

Dec. 28, 2021, 5:41 p.m.


Time to give those shorts something to worry about imo No free rides for either side. $50,000 $BTC and $4,200 $ETH

Dec. 20, 2021, 9:01 p.m.


Can we list $BTC and $ETH on UpBit or something

Dec. 17, 2021, 11:18 p.m.


Alright, trading break over. -Got some $ETH and $BTC exposure with majority of bids down to $3300 and $42,000. -Keeping my eyes on a couple hyped ALTs that got a nice haircut the last week as well. Still not in any rush to be really involved in choppy illiquid conditions.

Dec. 15, 2021, 9:34 a.m.


On days like this, I appreciate the accounts that still show up to shitpost and meme. Humor > Technicals right now. Everyone knows $BTC nuked, people have seen the chart where support is/where resistance is. Now uhhh go for a walk and have a couple laughs or something.

Dec. 3, 2021, 8:45 p.m.


*Checks $BTC chart*

Dec. 3, 2021, 8:37 p.m.


I like y’all. Whichever way $BTC moves after this compression, you don’t wanna fade it.

Dec. 3, 2021, 5:54 a.m.


No more trades today besides the meta-shorts from yesterday. Just going to chill and observe for the rest of the day, not too confident in a direction right now for $btc.

Nov. 30, 2021, 8:20 p.m.


Seeing Yellen and JPow run a mf train on $BTC was not how I wanted to start my day

Nov. 30, 2021, 4:14 p.m.


Circling back to this as an example why it’s not a terrible idea to take profit every now and then. That being said… Just bidded $55,850 $btc and $4,050 $eth for bounces.

Nov. 22, 2021, 7:59 p.m.


Why’s no one talking about $BTC on my feed rn

Nov. 20, 2021, 6:46 p.m.


Bright side: I have a lot more money now than I did the last time $BTC was at $56,000. This is simply a higher low on my net worth.

Nov. 18, 2021, 11:02 p.m.


May have just bottom ticked $BTC

Nov. 17, 2021, 3:28 a.m.


$BTC trading well above $60k but feed sounds poorer than when it was trading at $50k. That leverage is showing.

Nov. 15, 2021, 8:43 p.m.


Why do we even bother trading $btc anymore

Nov. 10, 2021, 9:07 p.m.


Went ahead and bought this $btc dip, not even gonna try to have a good day

Nov. 10, 2021, 8:06 p.m.


Tim Cook [Apple CEO] went public with the pro-crypto statement... And $BTC sold off anyways. Could speculate something like news being front ran [yesterday]; technically a sweep of the highs. Plan remains the same for past few months: Wait for dip into mtf support; get long.

Nov. 9, 2021, 7:13 p.m.


Couple people upset that I’ve suggested the idea that $BTC and $eth are becoming more sophisticated markets available to a larger audience.. Stay mad. You want adoption but don’t want what comes with adoption? Stay stupid.

Nov. 1, 2021, 9:38 p.m.


Trading results for October. Now sitting comfy long on $btc and $eth expecting new highs soon. Might take a couple more scalps on metaverse coins cause they're free money imo but most of my trading is done for the month. Time to relax and get prepped for November. Cheers.

Oct. 30, 2021, 11:51 p.m.


Anyone know of a source to [accurately] look back on 2019-present funding rates for $BTC, $ETH and maybe even majors?

Oct. 21, 2021, 2:48 a.m.


Loving the whole $BTC cooling off while ALTs fly thing. Brings a 2017 tear to my eye.

Oct. 21, 2021, 12:58 a.m.


I think I found out why they're looking so shitty vs $BTC

Oct. 10, 2021, 4:58 a.m.


$BTC at $53K yesterday vs $BTC at $53K today

Oct. 7, 2021, 2:58 p.m.


$BTC at $53K yesterday vs $BTC at $53K today

Oct. 7, 2021, 2:58 p.m.


Me: Don’t long $BTC on a new moon especially not into resistance Also me: >new moon >bitcoin at resistance >opens a 7-figure long character development innit

Oct. 6, 2021, 9:26 a.m.


Seeing this slowly getting established right now. $BTC up at the expense of [some] ALTs. This relationship only gets stronger as this last cycle starts to top out.

Oct. 5, 2021, 2:18 p.m.


$45,000 breakout setup on $BTC I'm looking for. Not really looking to buy another tap of $41,000~ again. Buying the 6th+ tap of support could work, I'd just feel like a dumb oaf if I bought that [without establishing a HH - sign of strength] and it nuked.

Sept. 30, 2021, 10:37 p.m.


Pro Tip: If you’re shorting these bounces, try shorting them Chinese coins. If you’re longing these nukes, long the ones that didn’t lose structure/prev low when $BTC traded UNDER $40,000. Catching a flight, be well boys.

Sept. 24, 2021, 12:08 p.m.


“Dw, $BTC is showing clear signs of absorption at the lows!” Yeah bro, absorption of all your fucking funds. Shorts closing =/= Absorption 😭

Sept. 22, 2021, 4:49 a.m.


Remember when crypto $BTC traders turned to legacy $SPX traders? Almost that time again innit

Sept. 19, 2021, 11:37 a.m.


Reduced short-term exposure. $64,000-top esque price action here on $BTC. Also about to catch a flight so no trading for me; stay safe boys.

Sept. 19, 2021, 11:27 a.m.


Hmm, probably not a bad idea to shave some exposure off if $BTC fails to hold ~$46,800 coupled with these kind of headlines.

Sept. 17, 2021, 9:18 p.m.


This $BTC PA is predatory as fuck. I feel bad for anyone who’s actively trading this [unless you’re some god tier hft]

Sept. 14, 2021, 12:30 a.m.


ALTs aren't looking that bad relative to $BTC. Focus on the [liquid] ones that've shown strength in yesterday's bounce; off the top of my head that's: - Tezos - Avax - Kusama - Luna Don't try too hard. Crypto trends hard, if you think it's logically over, it's usually not.

Sept. 10, 2021, 11:07 p.m.


Kind of want to FOMO into $ALGO. Kind of don't want to FOMO into a coin that's up 65% on the day, with an $11b marketcap, as $BTC threatens to shit itself.

Sept. 9, 2021, 3:40 a.m.


$BTC not catching a real bid all day isn’t the most reassuring thing ngl. Cautiously bullish in the short-term but prepared to cut everything on a second’s notice if we start slumping again. I don’t really care too much for top/bottom ticking entries.

Sept. 8, 2021, 8:17 p.m.


Beginning of the bull run [2020], we saw the mkt pump alongside $BTC, where ALTs acted as a higher beta play. I think the latter part of this bull run will feature the kind of opposing price action many of us saw in 2017/2018, where $BTC pumps came at the cost of altcoin-price.

Sept. 6, 2021, 7:52 a.m.


Beginning of the bull run [2020], we saw the mkt pump alongside $BTC, where ALTs acted as a higher beta play. I think the latter part of this bull run will feature the kind of opposing price action many of us saw in 2017/2018, where $BTC pumps came at the cost of altcoin-price.

Sept. 6, 2021, 7:52 a.m.

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.

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