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Max SupplyCirculating SupplyIssue DateIssue PriceConsensus ProtocolExplorer
21,000,00017,662,9502008-11-01-POW1
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Total SupplyCryptographic AlgorithmSource CodeWhite PaperWebsiteType
17,662,950SHA256https://github.com/bitcoin/https://bitcoin.org/en/COIN

Bitcoin is the most secure and robust cryptocurrency in the world, currently finding its way across the world of business and finance. Bitcoin was thought of as Internet money in its early beginnings. Unlike fiat currencies Bitcoin is a decentralized currency. That means that a network of users control and verify transactions instead of a central authority like a bank or a government. Up to this day, Bitcoin uninterruptedly works as money one person pays another person for goods and services. Once Bitcoin is exchanged, the record of the transaction is publicly recorded onto a ledger known as the blockchain, which other Bitcoin users, known as miners, verify by putting those transactions into a block and adding it to the blockchain after Proof of Work (PoW). After a certain amount of transactions have been verified by a miner, they will receive newly minted bitcoins for their work and thus new bitcoins will be added into circulation, while the number of bitcoins in circulations are now in the multi-millions range, the maximum amount of bitcoins that can ever be created is capped at 21 million. The creation rate is automatically halved approximately every four years as more bitcoins are added into circulation, whilst this system is modeled after gold, mining difficulty is always increasing as hashrate increases and makes finding new bitcoins harder as the number of available bitcoins reaches the 21 million cap. As bitcoin has matured as a cryptocurrency, there have been more companies warming to the idea of using various bitcoin exchange facilities to gain exposure to the volatile bitcoin price while a few websites such as reddit WordPress and overstock have begun accepting Bitcoin, most major retailers have yet to take the plunge into Bitcoin.

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TokenInsight
4.0

TokenInsight | Bitcoin's Rating Update: A

2018-12-13
Bitcoin is currently the token with the highest market capitalization in the cryptocurrency market. As of the report update time, the market capitalization of Bitcoin accounts for more than 50% of the overall cryptocurrency market. Since its launch in January 2009, the Bitcoin ecosystem has been operating stably on the whole without any hashrate attack. At the same time, as the first project successfully implementing blockchain technology, BTC’s infrastructural technology architecture was later imitated by many projects and became the cornerstone of the general payment token industry. However, Bitcoin has also been criticized for its low transfer speed and weak privacy due to the inefficiency of its network. In addition, the regulatory uncertainty in various countries and the commonly high price volatility of payment tokens have hindered Bitcoin in the development of its payment function. However, owing to the strong consensus built in the early stage, Bitcoin is still at an absolute leading position in similar blockchain projects.
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CoinCheckup
4.0

Bitcoin - Analysis & Research report - CoinCheckup.com

2018-11-09
Algo. score rating 4.3/5 (#14) 100% Open channels 90% Product Strength 100% GitHub Activity 72% Coin strength 100% Brand awareness 5% Social Media See attached PDF Analysis & Research report for more details. See https://coincheckup.com/coins/bitcoin for the most detailed data available on Ethereum.
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Rency
3.0

Bitcoin - The Gold Standard

2018-10-24
Bitcoin is the world’s first open-source, decentralized proof-of-work digital currency and platform powered by blockchain technology. Transactions on the network are peer-to-peer, cryptographically secure, and do not require an intermediary. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to introduce the concept of non-tangible, programmable money that is stored on a public blockchain. The now-famous Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008, referencing the financial crisis of that year. It discussed the implementation of a cashless, digital payment system to counter fallible fiat currency systems. By January 2009, the first Bitcoin was mined. Nakamoto publicly released his research to the cryptocurrency community soon thereafter. It remains the largest digital currency by market cap.