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Last historical data: 2021-01-22T08:14:41.000Z
Decimal places: 8
Genesis date: 2009-01-03
Liquidity score: 99.731
Publi interest score: 0.258
Community score: 86.535
Developer score: 104.129
Coingecko score: 85.029
Market cap rank: 1
Coingecko rank: 1
Alexa rank: 9440
Bing matches: 0
Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency.
It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto.
The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak.
The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way.
It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no central authority and banks. Bitcoin is designed to have only 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency.
Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes.
Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on. The cryptocurrency then took off with the innovation of the turing-complete smart contract by Ethereum which led to the development of other amazing projects such as EOS, Tron, and even crypto-collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency that can be sent through the internet globally without using financial institutions like banks.
The network is controlled by many of its users, instead of a few entities.