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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly through the use of cryptography, without an intermediary.


Bitcoin Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Bitcoin total Funding

$1 m

Bitcoin latest funding size

$1 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago


Bitcoin (BTC)
Bitcoin's latest funding round in January 2017 was reported to be $1 m. In total, Bitcoin has raised $1 m
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Bitcoin Online and Social Media Presence

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Bitcoin News and Updates

No, Isis Is Not Using Bitcoin To Hide $300 Million

Reports surfaced this past week that the international terrorist syndicate ISIS is holding a $300 million war chest in Bitcoin. There's little to no evidence to support this claim.

As Bitcoin Flounders, This Tiny Cryptocurrency Has Soared Over 200%—Here’s Why

One small cryptocurrency that isn't even in the top 30 most valuable tokens has suddenly soared—climbing a staggering 230% over the last month...

Goldman Sachs Is Hosting A Client Call About Bitcoin, Gold and Inflation

Goldman Sachs’ latest client conference call will include a subject that Wall Street has either long derided or shrugged off: Bitcoin.

10 Years After Laszlo Hanyecz Bought Pizza With 10K Bitcoin, He Has No Regrets

Laszo Hanyecz's 10,000 BTC pizza buy 10 years ago has a special place in bitcoin folklore, highlighting, however expensively, that participation is necessary for network success.

Bitcoin Pizza Day: Why Bitcoiners Are Celebrating Today By Eating Pizza

Today, Bitcoiners all over the world celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day, a tradition that dates back to May 22, 2010, when one man made history by making the first “real world” purchase with bitcoin.

RenBTC Quietly Goes Live in Latest Bid to Bring Bitcoin Into Ethereum

RenBTC, the latest implementation of bitcoin on the Ethereum blockchain, quietly went live this week, though the general public can't yet mint thier own tokens.
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Bitcoin Blogs

A New Supporting Sponsorship from Paxful

Supporting Sponsorship from Paxful Paxful, a leading P2P exchange that helps people buy bitcoin, has become a supporting sponsor of Since the Bitcoin Foundation sponsorship ended in 2015, has been self-funded by the domain owners and by community donations. This quarterly …

Alert Key and Alert System Vulnerabilities Disclosure

The bitcoin alert keys are disclosed in this blog post, followed by a description of the purpose of this information and its history. The bitcoin alert system has been completely retired. The network is not at risk and this warning may be safely ignored if you do not have an ancient node (running v0…
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Bitcoin Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Bitcoin founded?

    Bitcoin was founded in 2009.

  • Who are Bitcoin competitors?

    Competitors of Bitcoin include IOTA, Monero and Litecoin.