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Bitcoin - The Currency of the Internet

A community dedicated to Bitcoin, the currency of the Internet. Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Bitcoins are issued and managed without any central authority whatsoever: there is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. You might be interested in Bitcoin if you like cryptography, distributed peer-to-peer systems, or economics. A large percentage of Bitcoin enthusiasts are libertarians, though people of all political philosophies are welcome.
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Bitcoin History

This subreddit remembers and records famous bitcoin moments, in retrospect.
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Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) is an open-source, community-driven cryptocurrency. We share a codebase and blockchain history with Bitcoin, but bring mining power back to individuals by preventing ASICs from overpowering the hashpool. We're pro-Bitcoin and pro-crypto, and we're here for the long haul!
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In a spectacular day of trading, Crude oil closed Monday, trading below $0 for the first time in US history. Bitcoin presents a unique alternative to those seeking options besides cratering commodities.

In a spectacular day of trading, Crude oil closed Monday, trading below $0 for the first time in US history. Bitcoin presents a unique alternative to those seeking options besides cratering commodities. submitted by Cryptocove254 to CryptoCurrencies [link] [comments]

Off Chain with Jimmy Song - Bitcoin and Cypherpunks, a history. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #183

Off Chain with Jimmy Song - Bitcoin and Cypherpunks, a history. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #183 submitted by Yanlii to cryptovideos [link] [comments]

[Megathread] On August 1, 2017 at 6:12pm UTC (block 478559), a new altcoin called Bcash (BCH) has been created using Bitcoin's transaction history. Bitcoin itself continues to function normally.

What is happening?

In what has been touted as the culmination of a multi-year scaling debate, on August 1, 2017 at 6:12pm UTC (block 478559) a new altcoin was created from Bitcoin. The new altcoin is known as "Bcash" (BCH) or "Bitcoin Cash" (BCC) depending on which wallet/exchange you ask. In order to avoid confusion with actual Bitcoin and other altcoins, we recommend readers refer to the new altcoin as "Bcash" (BCH).
As with all altcoins, Bcash is technically off-topic for the /Bitcoin subreddit. However, Bcash was created based on Bitcoin's transaction history, and therefore all Bitcoin owners should be able to retrieve an equal amount of Bcash with some effort. Your Bitcoins are just as safe as they were before the chain split, but you should take care not to compromise your private keys if you wish to retrieve Bcash. This is not urgent unless you wish to trade immediately. If you choose to retrieve your Bcash, please be aware that consolidating your UTXOs will impact your privacy on both chains.
In order to help readers navigate this confusing situation and minimize disruption of relevant content, /Bitcoin has dedicated this sticky thread where readers can ask questions or leave comments pertaining to Bcash. If you are wondering how to retrieve your new altcoin holdings, please read the discussion thoroughly as your questions may already have been answered. If you don't see a similar question, please be sure to mention your wallet method and preferred exchange so that other readers can help address your concerns. You are also invited to submit new threads to the /Bcash subreddit if you so choose.
If you would like to understand the motives behind this new altcoin, please read The Future of “Bitcoin Cash:” An Interview with Bitcoin ABC lead developer Amaury Séchet.
A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your “Bitcoin Cash” (and Selling It) is a must-read for anyone feeling particularly lost.

But I thought we avoided a chain split?

For those of you who thought we avoided a chain split with the activation of BIP91 a couple weeks ago, here's a very loose summary of what happened on the Segwit (BIP141, BIP148, BIP91) front:
  1. Bitcoin Core team deployed Segwit (BIP141) last year
  2. Miners refused to activate Segwit via BIP9
  3. Users deployed UASF (BIP148 by shaolinfry) to require Segwit (BIP141) signaling by August 1st
  4. Miners activated BIP91 (by James Hilliard) on July 20th in response to UASF (BIP148)
  5. BIP91 complied with UASF (BIP148) by enforcing Segwit (BIP141) signaling ahead of August 1st
  6. Segwit BIP141 is expected to lock in on Tuesday, August 8th
  7. Segwit BIP141 is expected to activate on Monday, August 21st
  8. BIP148 activated successfully without any chain split
  9. Another altcoin called "SegWit2x" (B2X) may be created later this year, similar to Bcash but with less safety precautions regarding replay protection
Despite all the progress we're making in scaling Bitcoin both on-chain and off-chain, the Bcash crew has decided to part ways with the Bitcoin project by creating a new altcoin. The key differences are that they are attempting to gut Segwit from their forked client, as well as increasing the deprecated max_block_size attribute to 8MB.

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/Bitcoin wishes Bcash a happy farewell and the best of luck in their new venture!

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[Megathread] On August 21, 2017, a new altcoin called SegCoin (BSG) will be created using Bitcoin's transaction history. Bitcoin itself continues to function normally, as Bitcoin cash (BCH)

What is happening?
In what has been touted as the culmination of a multi-year scaling debate, on August 21, 2017 a new altcoin will be activated from Bitcoin. The new altcoin is known as "Segcoin" (BSG) or "Bitseg" depending on which wallet/exchange you ask. In order to avoid confusion with actual Bitcoin and other altcoins, we recommend readers refer to the new altcoin as "Segcoin" (BSG)
As with all altcoins, Segcoin is technically off-topic for the /btc subreddit. However, segcoin will be created based on Bitcoin's transaction history, and therefore all Bitcoin owners should be able to retrieve an equal amount of segcoin with some effort. Your Bitcoins are just as safe as they were before the chain split, but you should take care not to compromise your private keys if you wish to retrieve segcoin. This is not urgent unless you wish to trade immediately. If you choose to retrieve your segcoin, please be aware that consolidating your UTXOs will impact your privacy on both chains.
In order to help readers navigate this confusing situation and minimize disruption of relevant content, /btc has dedicated this sticky thread where readers can ask questions or leave comments pertaining to Segcoin. If you are wondering how to retrieve your new altcoin holdings, please read the discussion thoroughly as your questions may already have been answered. If you don't see a similar question, please be sure to mention your wallet method and preferred exchange so that other readers can help address your concerns. You are also invited to submit new threads to the /Segcoin subreddit if you so choose.
If you would like to understand the motives behind this new altcoin, please read The Future of “Segwit coin:” An Interview with Segwit lead developer Peiter Wuille
A Beginner’s Guide to Claiming Your “Segcoin” (and Selling It) is a must-read for anyone feeling particularly lost.
But I thought we avoided a chain split?
For those of you who thought we avoided a chain split with the activation of BIP91 a couple weeks ago, here's a very loose summary of what happened on the Segwit (BIP141, BIP148, BIP91) front:
*Bitcoin Core team deployed Segwit (BIP141) last year
*Miners refused to activate Segwit via BIP9
*Users deployed UASF (BIP148 by shaolinfry) to require Segwit (BIP141) signaling by August 1st
*Miners activated BIP91 (by James Hilliard) on July 20th in response to UASF (BIP148)
*BIP91 complied with UASF (BIP148) by enforcing Segwit (BIP141) signaling ahead of August 1st
*Segwit BIP141 is expected to lock in on Tuesday, August 8th
*Segwit BIP141 is expected to activate on Monday, August 21st
*BIP148 activated successfully without any chain split
Another altcoin called "SegWit2x" (B2X) may be created later this year, similar to Segcoin but with less safety precautions regarding replay protection
Despite all the progress we're making in scaling Bitcoin both on-chain and off-chain, the Segcoin crew has decided to part ways with the Bitcoin project by creating a new altcoin. The key differences are that they are attempting to gut natural block size growth from their forked client, as well as increasing the risk of mining cartels, development centralisation and high fee transactions
/btc wishes Segcoin a happy farewell and the best of luck in their new venture!
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Yes, we wanted the show. And yes, we got it!💪 ⠀ For the first time in history, Bitcoin hash rate hits 102 quintillion! Truly a remarkable event! ⠀ Now the competition among BTC miners will grow even more furious...🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Yes, we wanted the show. And yes, we got it!💪 ⠀ For the first time in history, Bitcoin hash rate hits 102 quintillion! Truly a remarkable event! ⠀ Now the competition among BTC miners will grow even more furious...🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ submitted by CharlottaJane to papercrypto [link] [comments]

Making History: Bitcoin’s (BTC) Realized Market Cap Hits New ATH Of $100 Billion ⋆ ZyCrypto

Making History: Bitcoin’s (BTC) Realized Market Cap Hits New ATH Of $100 Billion ⋆ ZyCrypto submitted by asmajda to CryptoStock [link] [comments]

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011 submitted by thecryptodog to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

@BinanceResearch: The Bitcoin network hashrate has just recorded its fastest growth in history. Bitcoin's total hashrate (on a 7-day moving average) has increased by 13.11 EH/S over the past 30 days - its fastest pace ever. What does this mean for the price of #Bitcoin $BTC? https://t.co/lTHqPXavxv

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History: "Bitcoin $1600 & Ethereum $100 - Is it a bubble?"

History: submitted by CladFrigg to CryptoCurrency [link] [comments]

For the first time in its history, Bitcoin is no longer capable of repeating the growth of the previous year

For the first time in its history, Bitcoin is no longer capable of repeating the growth of the previous year submitted by aquentin to btc [link] [comments]

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011 submitted by Jumpingcords to fakehistoryporn [link] [comments]

Funds are safe, no parity wallet risk and remains one of the most well funded block chain projects in history (bitcoin Suisse)

https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/tezos-statement/
"BTCSAG is currently not aware of any evidence that Contributor funds have been mismanaged, lost or are put at risk by the Tezos Foundation nor any party involved in the project.
BTCSAG also states that to the best of our knowledge, Ether (ETH) held by the Tezos Foundation, are unaffected from the recent issues regarding Parity multi-signature wallets.
We consider it likely that the Tezos project will suffer delays as a result of the internal differences. Nevertheless the crypto assets which were collected through the Crowd Contribution, while to a minor extent hedged/liquidated against various fiat currencies at this stage, for the most part are still being held by the Tezos Foundation with BTCSAG acting as a mandatory co-signatory service provider. As previously stated, to our current knowledge, no funds have been lost, mismanaged, stolen – nor would it seem they are at risk hereof.
Thus from the best of our knowledge, the Tezos Foundation remains one of the most well funded blockchain projects in the history of decentralized services, its current internal issues and disagreements notwithstanding.
/Niklas Nikolajsen CEO – Bitcoin Suisse AG"
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Epic Rap Battles of History: Bitcoin vs Dogecoin. Les make this happen! :)

ERB, a fairly popular youtube channel. We just need enough people to suggest it and they would make it happen! :)
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Libertarians say the Fed is the greatest scam in history; Nocoiners say Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history; Bitcoin maximalists say Ethereum is the greatest scam ever; now Ethereum supporters are saying EOS is the greatest scam ever . . .

It is getting to the point when people say a project is a "scam," one has to think twice before ignoring it. Is there something inherent to crypto, money, and finance that causes innovation to appear scam-like?
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Longest slide in history: Bitcoin tumbles below $US5,000

Longest slide in history: Bitcoin tumbles below $US5,000 submitted by ulros to fbitcoin [link] [comments]

Bitcoin is 10 years old today — here's a look back at its crazy history (BITCOIN)

Bitcoin is 10 years old today — here's a look back at its crazy history (BITCOIN) submitted by BTCNews to BTCNews [link] [comments]

History: Bitcoin Was The First Cryptocurrency To Discover America - 2008. /r/Bitcoin

History: Bitcoin Was The First Cryptocurrency To Discover America - 2008. /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Hash Rate for Bitcoin Reaches All-Time High in History. Bitcoin is Backed by Miners

Hash Rate for Bitcoin Reaches All-Time High in History. Bitcoin is Backed by Miners submitted by EffigyBoy to btc [link] [comments]

Hash Rate for Bitcoin Reaches All-Time High in History. Bitcoin is Backed by Miners

Hash Rate for Bitcoin Reaches All-Time High in History. Bitcoin is Backed by Miners submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011 /r/Bitcoin

Crypto History: Bitcoin miners and their equipment, Summer 2011 /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

‘EOS Is A Great Retrogression of Blockchain History’, Bitcoin Early Investor Jeffrey Wernick Says

‘EOS Is A Great Retrogression of Blockchain History’, Bitcoin Early Investor Jeffrey Wernick Says submitted by conniewang to EosTrader [link] [comments]

[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] For the first time in history bitcoin over overtaken gold in number of Google searches

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Bitcoin is History In The Making - Mike Maloney - YouTube Evolution of Bitcoin - Full Documentary 2017 [HD] #Advexon ... A Brief History of Money: From Barter to Bitcoin - YouTube History of Bitcoin - A Detailed Saga of How BTC Started A Brief History of Bitcoin

The history of Bitcoin. Finance, like most human inventions, is constantly evolving. In the beginning it was basic: food was traded for livestock, and livestock for resources like wood, or maize. It progressed to precious metal, such as silver and gold. And now, the next step in financial evolution has come to light. The History of Bitcoin is a timeline that illustrates Bitcoin History from the very beginning all the way to present day. Learn what there is to know. 9 January 2009: Bitcoin mining begins, software released On This Day Bitcoin mining begins The first 14 Bitcoin blocks were mined by Satoshi Nakamoto. The History of Bitcoin From a pseudonymous programmer and two famous pizzas to the black market and a fan site for a fantasy card game: The world's first cryptocurrency has taken a long and ... History of Bitcoin cryptocurrency.Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency created in 2008 by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto.This account resumes the whole history of Bitcoin since 2008 to 2017 and 2018.. On 18 August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered.. Later that year on October 31st, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic ...

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Bitcoin is History In The Making - Mike Maloney - YouTube

Humans have been trading since the dawn of civilization. But how did we get from swapping cattle to swiping cash? Watch the video to discover the major curre... Graphical visualisation of the Bitcoin Github repository from 2009 to 2018. The tools used are Gource, Git, ffmpeg and Perl. My scripts : https://github.com/... 1. May 2010 In 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz agreed to pay 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas. It was the most expensive pizza in history. 2. Jul 2010 Mt. Gox,was responsible for more than 70% of bitcoin ... Credit: Chris Cannucciari http://www.admycoin.com Check out our website for ICO info. Check Top 100 Richest Bitcoin Address: https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@adv... What is The History of Bitcoin: Super Easy Explanation - https://blockgeeks.com/ We’ll start at the very beginning by understanding the history of blockchain...

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