$54,050.08 -3.51%
Rank 1
Market Cap $1,010,085,893,953
24H Volume $58,658,340,737
Circulating Supply 18,687,775 BTC
Total Supply 18,687,775 BTC
Announced Jan 3, 2009
1H -0.62%
24H -3.51%
7D -14.07%
1M -0.17%
1Y +701.29%
All-Time High $65,028.97
% from ATH -17%
ATH Date Apr 14, 2021

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is pretty much like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin can also be seen as the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence. The creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, wrote the original white paper in November 2008 and the Bitcoin network came into existence in January of 2009.

Bitcoin Technical Details

Blockchain Own Blockchain
Consensus Proof of Work (PoW)
Block Time 10 minutes
Hash Algorithm SHA256
Inflation Max Supply (21M BTC)
Org. Structure Decentralized
Development Status Working product
Open Source Yes
Hardware Wallet Yes

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