Bitcoin - Facts and Info

Bitcoin Facts and Information (Crypto Wiki)


Ticker: BTC, XBT


White Paper:

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

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 -

Khan Academy Bitcoin Course:

Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast

Bitcoin Mining

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