Bitcoin

Articles related to Bitcoin, The Queen of cryptocurrencies!

As we enter Bitcoin’s 10th year of 99.999% uptime, several other promising crypto projects exist. But, for the time being, Bitcoin remains the undisputed ruler of the crypto space.

Here you’ll learn the basics of Bitcoin including news, commentary and introductory texts to help you get started with the most popular cryptocurrency.

90% of Chinese Bitcoin mining infrastructure is located in Shenzhen, Henan and Beijing by @Cryptobill
In late January 2020, the Financial Times published a controversial piece titled "Coronavirus is good for Bitcoin". The recent cryptocurrency bull run has also been spuriously c...
ELI5 Bitcoin Puzzle Transactions by Gal Crypto
As the name implies, Bitcoin puzzle transactions are created as a challenge and not for the usual purpose of monetary transfer. Puzzles can be published for several reasons, inc...
New Bitcoin Core will allow wallet creation from the main menu by @Cryptobill
The upcoming version of Bitcoin Core will allow wallets to be created from the main menu. The pull request was merged into the Bitcoin Core source tree just hours ago. New Feat...
Can I buy Bitcoin at Walmart? by @Cryptobill
It's not possible to buy Bitcoin at Walmart directly but there are indirect methods that you can use. Some sellers do not accept cash, Visa or Mastercard (!) on their Bitcoin sa...
ELI5 How many Bitcoins are there? Is the number of Bitcoins limited? by @Cryptobill
tl;dr; There are 17.4 million Bitcoins in circulation at the time of this writing. Bitcoin supply is limited at 21 million BTC. This limit will be reached in the far future as bloc...
Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown? by @Cryptobill
Ethereum has just overtaken Bitcoin! But, wait! We're not talking about market cap... As you've probably seen reported elsewhere, ETH now (Jun/2018) has more unique active...
What is Base58 encoding? Why create yet another encoding scheme? by @Cryptobill
Base58 is a character encoding system developed by Satoshi Nakamoto. It was first released on the earliest Bitcoin source code tree. Satoshi felt that a new encoding was necessary ...
Understand the Dandelion Bitcoin privacy project by @Cryptobill
The Dandelion privacy project is a BIP that is based on an idea that has been under public discussion since June 2017. It was submitted as a BIP in May 2018 and since then it has g...
Understand cryptocurrency futures by @Cryptobill
Trading futures is an art. It's probably one of the riskiest investment games you can play, since futures contracts don't actually represent a current asset, but something that is ...
Understand the Basics of Trading Cryptocurrencies by @Cryptobill
Cryptocurrencies can be traded in many different ways which, in the end, aren't very different from the stock, option and derivative markets. The same models used in centralized st...