What is Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin?

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In 2009 an unknown person using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto invented the Bitcoin, the first digital currency which operates without a centralised system, meaning no middleman and no banks! The price of Bitcoin continues to soar, from under a US dollar back in 2011 to thousands last year in 2017! No wonder people are convinced they will get rich!

WHY BITCOINS?

More and more companies are accepting Bitcoins for payment nowadays; from Domino Pizzas, to Subway sandwiches and even booking your flight with Expedia with Bitcoin, the choice is growing!International payments are also easier and cheaper with Bitcoins since they are not tied to any regulation. It is true to say that the majority of people still think of Bitcoins as an investment, believing it is their door to instant wealth!

BITCOIN EXCHANGES

Bitcoin exchanges are simply market places where traders can buy or sell their Bitcoins in different currencies. These are increasing in popularity although there is an element of risk, as with all trading features, due to them being internet based and accessible to hackers. The most popular Exchanges are Coinbase, Bitstamp and Bitfinex.

TRANSFERS

All transactions are carried out digitally, either via computers, mobiles or other digital devices. Transfers are very fast and secure.

MINING

The process of verifying transactions and adding them to the ledger known as the Blockchain, and also the process of releasing new Bitcoins.

BITCOIN WALLET

Bitcoins are stored in a digital wallet which serves like a virtual bank account, either on your mobile or computer. The wallet allows you to make payments, receive Bitcoins as well as send them and so on.

ANONYMITY

Despite the fact that all Bitcoin transactions are recorded in a public ledger, the real names of the buyers and sellers are never revealed, just their wallet IDS. This has made Bitcoin the preferred currency for people buying illegal drugs and other products as no identities are revealed.  

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY?

No one knows as the currency continues to boom, making governments unhappy at their lack of control!

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