Bitcoin - Facts and Info





Bitcoin Facts and Information (Crypto Wiki)



Name: BITCOIN

Ticker: BTC, XBT

Website:  https://bitcoin.org/en/

White Paper:  https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Founder: Satoshi Nakamoto (Name is likely fake Satoshi could be an individual or a group)

Date Created: Jan 2009

Structure:  - Decentralized utilizing a Peer to Peer Network

Source Model: Open Source

Total Max Bitcoin Outstanding Possible: 21,000,000

Mining:  Yes - Utilizes SHA-256 as hashing algorithm for its Proof-Of-Work

Background:
Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency to utilize a decentralized system that does not have a single point of failure.  Bitcoin was also the first to utilize the trust software agency program of Blockchain which acts as a public ledger.  Bitcoin was released by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto (Whose true identity remains a mystery) in 2009 as an open source software.

As of March 24, 2018, Bitcoin remains the recognizable and largest cryptocurrency by market cap and approximately $148 billion USD.


Other BitcoinLinks:

Bitcoin Wiki - https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

Khan Academy Bitcoin Course:  https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bitcoin/v/bitcoin-what-is-it

Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast http://www.bitcoin.kn/

Bitcoin Mining https://www.bitcoinmining.com/

To get started with Bitcoin we recommend reading the materials on https://bitcoin.org/en/and other forums.

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