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Bitcoin is the pioneer of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, introduced in a white paper released in 2008 by an apparently pseudonymous person or group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The document described a peer-to-peer method of transferring money without the use of financial institutions. The cryptocurrency known as bitcoin or BTC debuted in 2009. Transactions are recorded on a public ledger (a blockchain) by entities known as miners who engage in process called proof-of-work. Miners are rewarded for doing that by getting newly minted bitcoin. Some proponents view BTC as an alternative to fiat currencies and a hedge against inflation. Bitcoin has inspired the creation of numerous other cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects.

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Will the NFT Craze Impact Bitcoin?

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Bond yields are surging, reaching their highest point in more than a year. Why are investors worried and what does this mean for bitcoin? “The Hash” panel debates.
Bond Yields Are Rising; Here's What That Means for Bitcoin

Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trading Is Expanding Across the Developing World
Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trading Is Expanding Across the Developing World
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Peer-to-Peer Crypto Trading Is Expanding Across the Developing World

Will Central Banks Invest in Bitcoin?
Will Central Banks Invest in Bitcoin?
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Will Central Banks Invest in Bitcoin?

Be Aware: Crypto Scam Apps Are Lurking in App Stores
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Battle Continues on How Mt. Gox Is Going to Repay Users for Lost Crypto Funds

Crypto Company Bakkt Awarded Coveted BitLicense
Crypto Company Bakkt Awarded Coveted BitLicense
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Crypto Company Bakkt Awarded Coveted BitLicense

Binance CEO: 'From My Perspective, We're Still in the Dip'
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'Moon' Uses Bitcoin's Lightning Network to Enable Online Shopping With Visa Cards
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