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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is decentralized digital money that is not associated with any kind of central bank and lacks any administrator. It may be transmitted by any person to another on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network. This process does not involve any intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes using cryptography and published in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin is unusual in that there is a limited amount of them: 21 million.

Released in 2009 by an anonymous person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is often considered the first cryptocurrency. Since then, over 4,000 altcoins (alternative variants of Bitcoin) have come into existence. 

How does Bitcoin work?

Each Bitcoin is simply a computer file that is stored in a "digital wallet" application on a computer or smartphone. People may donate you Bitcoins (or a fraction of one), and you can use your digital wallet to exchange Bitcoins with others. In addition, every transaction is recorded on a public list known as the blockchain. This makes it possible to trace the history of Bitcoins to prevent anyone from spending money they do not possess, generating duplicates, or redoing transactions.

What drives the Bitcoin market?

Bitcoin has been a mystery to traditional investors for a long time. Not included are the supplies for mining gold and bitcoins. Instead, the bitcoin price is determined by three crucial demand-side factors: the demand for cryptocurrencies, technical aspects, and the risk-taking appetite. Because of how its code works, the number of bitcoins in circulation stays pretty steady. The blockchain can hold a maximum of 21 million coins. BTC is traded on many separate exchanges, making it hard to know its exact price at any given time. Trend-following is a crucial way to track the self-fulfilling prophecies of bitcoin prices because of these factors.


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