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Bitcoin price

(BTC / USD)

$57,294.21
+5.13%

Market stats

$1.1T

34% of crypto market

$30.6B

+16.69%

18.9M BTC

90% of total supply

75 days

66% buy
34% sell

#1

$68,778.48

+0.12%

+5.13%

-2.35%

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About Bitcoin

The world’s first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is stored and exchanged securely on the internet through a digital ledger known as a blockchain. Bitcoins are divisible into smaller units known as satoshis — each satoshi is worth 0.00000001 bitcoin.

How it works

Every transaction involving Bitcoin is tracked on the blockchain, which is similar to a bank’s ledger, or log of customers’ funds going in and out of the bank. In simple terms, it’s a record of every transaction ever made using bitcoin.

Keep in mind

Unlike a bank’s ledger, the Bitcoin blockchain is distributed across the entire network. No company, country, or third party is in control of it; and anyone can become part of that network. There will only ever be 21 million bitcoin. This is digital money that cannot be inflated or manipulated in any way.

Released: January 2009

Bitcoin is on the decline this week.

The price of Bitcoin has fallen by 2.35% in the past 7 days. The price increased by 5.13% in the last 24 hours. In just the past hour, the price grew by 0.12%. The current price is $57,294.21 per BTC. Bitcoin is 16.70% below the all time high of $68,778.48.The current circulating supply is 18,886,168 BTC.

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