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Yes. Bitcoin is a proper noun and as such it must be capitalized.

The general term for Bitcoin is "cryptocurrency", which need not be capitalized.

Bitcoin is to cryptocurrencies what Gillette is to razor blades. The former is a proper noun while the latter is a generic class of objects.

The term "bitcoin capitalization" can be used in the financial sense (see article below) but since Bitcoin is decentralized and there's no single institution behind it there really isn't a way to capitalize Bitcoin.

Thus, whenever mentioned, capitalization likely refers to the grammatical meaning of the word, not financial.

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