Currency Image Bitcoin (BTC)

1.000000 BTC (0.00%)
currency icon 42,782.0000 USD (1.27%)
Market Cap
currency icon 803,813,452,173.0000 USD
Volume (24h)
currency icon 32,284,038,738.0000 USD
Circulating Supply
18,826,000 BTC
Max Supply
21,000,000 BTC
 

Bitcoin Market Pairs

Exchange messages.Pair Volume (24h) Price
HUOBI_GLOBAL BTC/USDT USD 1,417,672,790.12703252 BTC 56,365.11426849
BITFINEX BTC/USD USD 504,233,441.53961527 BTC 56,306.00000000
BITHUMB BTC/KRW USD 297,956,953.49378961 BTC 55,261.83587872
KRAKEN BTC/USD USD 256,348,380.29643989 BTC 56,336.30000000
KUCOIN BTC/USDT USD 190,434,373.33019850 BTC 56,356.62319753
BELPAY BTC/WBTC USD 5,216,838.00854490 BTC 15,398.73574997
BINANCE BTC/USDT USD 704,335.51487039 BTC 48,377.51323218
COINBASE BTC/USD USD 54.00000000 BTC 54,000.00000000

What is Bitcoin?

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. It is a decentralized digital currency that is based on cryptography. As such, it can operate without the need of a central authority like a central bank or a company. Bitcoin is unlike government-issued or fiat currencies such as US Dollars or Euro in which they are controlled by the country’s central bank. The decentralized nature allows it to operate on a peer-to-peer network whereby users are able to send funds to each other without going through intermediaries.


Who created Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was created by an unknown individual or group that goes by the name Satoshi Nakamoto with the idea of an electronic peer-to-peer cash system as it is written in a whitepaper. Until today, the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has not been verified though there has been speculation and rumor as to who Satoshi might be.


When was Bitcoin launched?

Bitcoin was launched in January 2009 with the first genesis block mined on 9th January 2009.

Historical data for Bitcoin

Date Open* Close* High Low Volume
24 Sep, 2021 44,889.6261 42,853.0998 45,075.9174 40,979.8697 102564.001
23 Sep, 2021 43,580.3978 44,889.6261 44,948.2920 43,123.6402 115544.001
22 Sep, 2021 40,832.4145 43,580.9096 43,969.9576 40,599.5034 126815.001
21 Sep, 2021 42,979.7254 40,610.3893 44,403.2946 39,886.0756 125250.001
20 Sep, 2021 47,228.8191 42,979.7254 47,276.8632 42,617.2886 125250.001
19 Sep, 2021 48,287.5356 47,248.6373 48,324.9839 46,892.9300 102564.001
18 Sep, 2021 47,313.0896 48,282.2508 48,755.6142 47,114.9022 1022520.001
17 Sep, 2021 47,742.8973 47,282.3773 48,162.5625 46,841.9971 102564.001
16 Sep, 2021 48,142.7356 47,779.4030 48,463.8031 47,092.1617 1022520.001
15 Sep, 2021 47,138.8265 48,142.3254 48,449.3542 46,790.2643 112451.001
14 Sep, 2021 44,960.8974 47,073.8165 47,203.3174 44,837.2405 152056.001
13 Sep, 2021 46,077.7210 44,960.8974 46,583.3497 43,636.6077 152595.001
12 Sep, 2021 45,155.1968 46,076.8102 46,360.7361 44,779.2957 125454.001
11 Sep, 2021 44,848.1454 45,155.1968 45,969.0805 44,785.6821 125250.001
10 Sep, 2021 46,391.0808 44,848.1454 47,004.2929 44,305.4551 115544.001
09 Sep, 2021 46,092.3097 46,353.5261 47,258.9661 45,630.3078 115544.001
08 Sep, 2021 46,785.6673 46,092.3097 47,315.7613 44,566.9608 126815.001
07 Sep, 2021 52,690.7658 46,785.6673 52,899.5018 42,606.2315 152595.001
06 Sep, 2021 51,782.4572 52,690.7658 52,697.8724 51,114.5140 115544.001
05 Sep, 2021 49,944.7836 51,782.4572 51,871.2416 49,523.8794 125454.001
04 Sep, 2021 49,935.8128 49,938.6221 50,518.8098 49,512.5682 152595.001
03 Sep, 2021 49,306.0636 49,976.4838 50,965.8531 48,434.6088 125411.001
02 Sep, 2021 48,901.8288 49,333.5496 50,319.9651 48,727.4902 125454.001
01 Sep, 2021 47,125.2998 48,854.3256 48,978.8355 46,616.2147 112451.001
31 Aug, 2021 46,965.2596 47,125.2998 48,213.8477 46,766.0122 125454.001
30 Aug, 2021 48,794.5442 46,965.2596 48,881.1749 46,932.9429 1022520.001
29 Aug, 2021 48,915.1808 48,794.5442 49,606.0427 47,894.4550 102564.001
28 Aug, 2021 49,048.8491 48,915.1808 49,295.3738 48,457.8421 125411.001
27 Aug, 2021 46,877.6346 49,048.8491 49,107.2566 46,462.3624 152595.001
26 Aug, 2021 49,029.7767 46,877.6346 49,338.2437 46,479.5925 125454.001
25 Aug, 2021 47,710.7574 48,976.4316 49,187.0847 47,181.0844 125250.001

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto[15] and started in 2009[16] when its implementation was released as open-source software.

It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a Blockchain. Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services.[17] Research produced by University of Cambridge estimates that in 2017, there were 2.9 to 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin.

Bitcoin has been praised and criticized. Critics noted its use in illegal transactions, the large amount of electricity used by miners, price volatility, and thefts from exchanges. Some economists, including several Nobel laureates, have characterized it as a speculative bubble. Bitcoin has also been used as an investment, although several regulatory agencies have issued investor alerts about bitcoin.

Total Bitcoins in circulation

The successful miner finding the new block is allowed by the rest of the network to reward themselves with newly created bitcoins and transaction fees. As of 11 May 2020, the reward amounted to 6.25 newly created bitcoins per block added to the Blockchain, plus any transaction fees from payments processed by the block. To claim the reward, a special transaction called a coinbase is included with the processed payments. All bitcoins in existence have been created in such coinbase transactions. The bitcoin protocol specifies that the reward for adding a block will be halved every 210,000 blocks (approximately every four years). Eventually, the reward will decrease to zero, and the limit of 21 million bitcoins[g] will be reached c. 2140; the record keeping will then be rewarded solely by transaction fees.

In other words, Nakamoto set a monetary policy based on artificial scarcity at bitcoin's inception that the total number of bitcoins could never exceed 21 million. New bitcoins are created roughly every ten minutes and the rate at which they are generated drops by half about every four years until all will be in circulation.

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September 23, 2021

US Sanctions Russian Crypto Broker Suex for Laundering Millions in Illicit Funds

The U.S. Depository Department has boycotted Suex, a digital currency dealer situated in Russia, for its illegal tax avoidance exercises. The stage is associated with handling a huge number of dollars in crypto exchanges identified with tricks, ransomware assaults, darknet markets, and the scandalous BTC-e trade.OFAC Adds Russian Crypto OTC Exchange Suex to BlacklistThe Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Division of the Treasury has added Suex to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List. The move, declared Tuesday, viably denies U.S. residents from drawing in with the stage. OFAC additionally distributed a rundown of cryptographic money addresses connected to Suex.The organization behind the crypto representative, Suex OTC s.r.o., is a substance enrolled in the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, it works mostly from branches in the Russian Federation, remembering its workplaces for the capital Moscow and the country's second-biggest city, Saint Petersburg. It's accepted that Suex keeps up with presence somewhere else in Russia, the encompassing area, and potentially the Middle East too.As indicated by a report by blockchain crime scene investigation firm Chainalysis, which upheld the U.S. government-drove examination, Suex ("Successful Exchange") offers clients a change of their digital money into cash and different resources at its actual areas. It's these administrations that have drawn in ransomware entertainers, con artists, and darknet market administrators that have purportedly sent more than $160 million in bitcoin (BTC) to the over-the-counter (OTC) crypto agent.Since dispatching in mid-2018, Suex has gotten an aggregate of more than $481 million in BTC alone, as per trade rates at the hour of the move, and it likewise acknowledges ether (ETH) and ties (USDT) among different coins. Of that sum, nearly $13 million came from ransomware administrators like Ryuk, Conti, and Maze. More than $24 million was sent by crypto tricks including the Finiko Ponzi conspire, more than $20 million began from darknet markets like the Russian Hydra Market, and one more $20 million came from blenders, Chainalysis itemized.The OTC representative additionally got more than $82 million from "high-hazard" computerized resource exchanging stages. As per the examination, Suex got more than $50 million worth of digital currency from addresses related to the now-dead BTC-e. Albeit the trade was closed down four years prior for working with huge scope tax evasion in the interest of cybercriminals, the assets were shipped off the crypto representative from that point onward, probable by previous overseers, partners, or clients.One of the supposed administrators of BTC-e, Russian IT expert Alexander Vinnik who was captured in Greece in the late spring of 2017, was condemned by a French court last December to five years in jail for tax evasion. Another Russian public, Dmitry Vasiliev, who oversaw BTC-e's replacement stage, Wex, was as of late captured in Poland. Recently somebody moved more than $30 million worth of ether from a Wex wallet.
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September 22, 2021

2 Billion Worth of Unpeeled Casascius Physical Bitcoins Theres Less Than 20000 Coins Left Active

While bitcoin keeps on turning out to be all the more scant each day, the most well-known arrangement of physical bitcoins, created by Mike Caldwell from 2011 to 2013, has become far more difficult to find than their advanced partners. As of September 18, 2021, there are currently under 20,000 dynamic bitcoins from the Casascius physical bitcoin assortment.Casascius Physical Bitcoin Collection Grows ScarcerBitcoin has turned into a notable innovation and in the early year's various individuals and organizations conveyed ideas called "physical bitcoins." Essentially, a gathering or individual would create a coin with the bitcoin image carved on it and the coin would likewise hold computerized BTC stowed away inside the coin's body.Any reasonable person would agree that the Casascius physical bitcoin assortment made by Mike Caldwell is the most well-known assortment to date, and these uncommon physical bitcoins are sold for considerably more than the assumed worth of the advanced bitcoin they hold.Casascius bitcoins sport a holographic alter safe sticker on one side of the coin, and if the sticker is stripped, the advanced bitcoin's private key is uncovered. Caldwell made the two coins and bars that held stacked bitcoin (BTC) and made series (1-1,000 BTC), series 2 (0.5-500 BTC + the DIY Storage Bars), and series 3 (0.5-1 BTC).Casascius physical bitcoins made by Mike Caldwell have acquired critical collectible and numismatic esteem above and beyond the assumed worth of the computerized bitcoin stacked on these mint pieces or bars.Sadly, the U.S. government constrained Caldwell to quit printing Casascius bitcoins with stacked BTC on them. Before the finish of Caldwell's residency making these coins, he figured out how to mint around 27,920 Casascius bitcoins with different additions of stacked BTC. Throughout the long term, proprietors have recovered the stacked worth hung on these Casascius bitcoins in a cycle called a "strip."On December 23, 2019, Bitcoin.com News investigated a 100 BTC gold bar that was stripped or recovered. This implies the computerized BTC esteem was spent by the proprietor and the actual bar is vacant with zero advanced worth left. Ten years after the principal Casascius bitcoins were stamped, there's under 20K left that are dynamic with stacked BTC.19,920 Casascius Physical Bitcoins Left to PeelAs per measurements from casasciustracker.com, on September 18, 2021, there's around 19.92K dynamic Casascius bitcoins holding back to be stripped. So far 8,009 coins or bars have been recovered throughout the most recent ten years and there's around 43K BTC left unpeeled worth more than $2 billion.48,169 BTC worth $2.3 billion has been spent by the strip cycle. Moreover, there are some fortunate proprietors who actually still can't seem to strip 1,000 BTC bars or coins worth $48 million utilizing the present trade rates. For example, out of the six 1,000 BTC Series 1 Casascius bitcoins, just 2 have been recovered up until now.In that equivalent series, Caldwell printed 16 1,000 BTC bars thus far 87.50% or 14 bars have been recovered. There were 81 Series 2 100 BTC coins (worth $4.8M each) printed by Caldwell and to date, 47 coins or 58.02% of the BTC has been recovered from that stamped set.Today, the Casascius physical bitcoin assortment has accumulated critical numismatic esteem and the mint pieces and bars are considered pined for bitcoiner collectibles. Indeed, even stripped Casascius bitcoins still hold worth and some of them are being sold for $1,999 (for a 2012 piece). A stacked silver Casascius physical bitcoin with 0.1 BTC ($4,834) from 2013 is selling for $20,000 today. An uncommon dumped set of 125 Casascius physical bitcoins made of aluminum is selling for $4,995.
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Bitcoin Price

  • Bitcoin Price currency icon 42,782.0000 USD
  • 24 Hour High / Low currency icon 43,253.0000 USD /
    currency icon 41,877.0000 USD
  • 24 Hour Volume currency icon 32,284,038,738.0000 USD
  • Market Cap currency icon 803,813,452,173.0000 USD
  • Market Cap Rank #1
  • Market Cap Dominance 37.6738%
  • Bitcoin/Bitcoin Ratio 1 BTC = 1.0000 BTC
  • 7 Day High / Low currency icon 48,409.5000 USD /
    currency icon 39,886.1000 USD
  • 30 Day High / Low currency icon 52,899.5000 USD /
    currency icon 39,886.1000 USD
  • 90 Day High / Low currency icon 52,899.5000 USD /
    currency icon 29,368.4000 USD
  • 52 Week High / Low currency icon 64,785.9000 USD /
    currency icon 10,402.1000 USD
  • All Time High currency icon 64,785.9000 USD
  • All Time Low currency icon 65.5300 USD
  • Bitcoin ROI 10043 %
  • Trading Volume currency icon 803,813,452,173.0000
  • Circulating Supply 18,826,000 BTC
  • Total Supply 18,826,000 BTC
  • Max Supply 21,000,000 BTC

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency which is operated through an open source and peer to peer network which means that there is no central authority such as a bank or government controlling it's operation. Cryptocurrency has emerged as a currency which is accepted worldwide. The currency is the first digital currency which is held in computers and not like rupee notes. It is produced collectively by enterprises all over the word by using advanced computer software that solves mathematical problems.Bitcoin was launched in 2009 with an idea to set aside different currency and make a central currency valid all over the world. The reason why it has seen immense growth since it’s launch is that it is free of all governmental norms and is completely centralised, moreover there are only 21 million bitcoins currently in circulation and since this number is stagnant and the demand is growing, the prices will increase automatically. Bitcoin is the pioneer of creating a currency system that didn’t involve banks; rather, it is operating on a decentralized ledger using technology known as Blockchain.Hence, bitcoin being the pioneer is still one of the most trusted cryptocurrency due to it's ever evolving and profitable nature.

Bitcoin works on a ledger system using the technology of Blockchain. Each Bitcoin can be considered as a computer file which instead of being in your bank account is on your digital wallet, which can be made on a smartphone or computer. These bitcoins can be used to make any kind of transactions, people can send you in form of payment to your wallet and you can send bitcoins to other people for any kind of payment. Every payment is then recorded on the blockchain ledger which is an open source network and hence all the activities can be tracked. Which makes it possible to go back on the ledger and track the fraudulent activities such as using bitcoins you don’t own, undoing transaction history or copying a bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is often considered unsafe but if you are aware of the system , nobody can fool you.There are 3 ways in which you can get Bitcoins:You purchase them using your country's currency.You receive them by selling products or services.You mint them by solving the Advance mathematical problems, through which you can create new Bitcoins, but this could take many years. After obtaining the Bitcoin you can start trading it, using an anonymous ID.

Cryptocurrency is a new type of currency which is in digital form which is used as a medium of exchange. It has become very prominent in the last 5-10 years, for example, bitcoin has almost become an alternative currency . Most of the time, cryptocurrency is electronic-only and isn’t traded in physical form.Cryptographic money appeals to many individuals in view of its capacity to exist without a national bank and along these lines concerns secrecy and subterfuge. It appeals because of its capacity to hold esteem and not be inflated away by national banks that need to print cash. It's likewise hard to fake due to the blockchain record framework that deals with the currency.Cryptocurrencies are produced, tracked and managed through what’s called a distributed ledger such as blockchain. In a distributed ledger, the currency’s movement is processed by computers in a decentralized network, to ensure the integrity of the financial data and ownership of the cryptocurrency. Think of it like a giant never-ending receipt of all the system’s transactions that is being constantly verified by everyone who can see the receipt.Crypto-currency is said to be people’s currency which has set to become an alternative for businesses to conduct and expand business worldwide with more ease.

Blockchain technology is a new-age system of record keeping which is based on decentralized technology to secure data and promote transparency. It is distinguished from the conventional methods on fundamental bases- it stores the information in forms of block, and each block is connected to the subsequent block. On the ledger of blockchain technology any kind of information can be stored but most prominently it has been used to store financial transactions. For example, bitcoin uses blockchain to store all the data through which all transactions can be tracked easily and no central authority has control of the currency but it is divided in the decentralized way.Another important part of blockchain ledger is that once the information is stored it can’t be reversed and hence the data can’t be forged in any way and makes the system very secure.Blockchain has been widely used nowadays in many systems such as delivery tracking systems, administration systems, storing confidential information of scientific labs and paths, financial ledger systems and much more. Businesses are adopting it to bring transparency into their system and create an effective system for working.

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