What is bitcoin
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What is bitcoin

Bitcoin is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and is a completely new digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. Nobody owns the Bitcoin network much like no one owns the technology behind email. Bitcoin is controlled...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
History of Bitcoin
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History of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first implementation of a concept called “crypto currency”, which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list, suggesting the idea of a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority. In 2008, an anonymous internet user going...

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Blockchain
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Blockchain

The blockchain is a public ledger of every Bitcoin transaction that is distributed on every machine connected to the Bitcoin network. The blockchain will exist forever and is impossible to edit so long as the Bitcoin network survives. The balance of each Bitcoin address can be verified by analyzing the blockchain. About every ten minutes...

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Mining
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Mining

Mining is the term used for running a series of calculations on a computer to verify the transactions that take place in the Bitcoin network. About every ten minutes, a new block of transaction data is created and the miners who created the block are awarded a few bitcoins. This serves the Bitcoin network both...

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Some things You Need To Know
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Some things You Need To Know

If you are about to explore Bitcoin, there are a few things you should know. Bitcoin is a decentralized currency which does not fall in the jurisdiction of any country and is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world. Bitcoin lets you exchange money in a different way from that usually done through banks....

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Securing your wallet
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Securing your wallet

Like in real life, your wallet must be secured. Bitcoin makes it possible to transfer value anywhere in a very easy way and it allows you to be in control of your money. Such great features also come with great security concerns. At the same time, Bitcoin can provide very high levels of security if...

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Bitcoin price is volatile
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Bitcoin price is volatile

The price of a bitcoin can unpredictably increase or decrease over a short period of time due to its young economy, novel nature, and sometimes illiquid markets. Consequently, keeping your savings with Bitcoin is not recommended at this point. Bitcoin should be seen like a high risk asset, and you should never store money that...

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Bitcoin payments are irreversible
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Bitcoin payments are irreversible

Any transaction issued with Bitcoin cannot be reversed; they can only be refunded by the person receiving the funds. That means you should take care to do business with people and organizations you know and trust, or who have an established reputation. For their part, businesses need to keep control of the payment requests they...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019
Bitcoin is not anonymous
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Bitcoin is not anonymous

Some effort is required to protect your privacy with Bitcoin. All Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on the network, which means anyone can see the balance and transactions of any Bitcoin address. However, the identity of the user behind an address remains unknown until information is revealed during a purchase or in other...

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Unconfirmed transactions aren’t secure
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Unconfirmed transactions aren’t secure

Transactions don’t start out as irreversible. Instead, they get a confirmation score that indicates how hard it is to reverse them (see table). Each confirmation takes between a few seconds and 90 minutes, with 10 minutes being the average. If the transaction pays too low a fee or is otherwise atypical, getting the first confirmation can take...

Posted by May 17, 2019May 17, 2019