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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.

Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralized cryptocurrency that was first described in a 2008 whitepaper by an individual or group of individuals using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Officially launched in January 2009, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer online currency that allows transactions to happen directly between equal and independent network participants without the need for any intermediary. Bitcoin is digital money that cannot be inflated or manipulated by any individual, company, government, or central bank. Bitcoin is recognized as one of the initial cryptocurrencies to come into use and has inspired the development of thousands of competing projects. There will only ever be 21 million BTC. Bitcoin is highly divisible, with its smallest unit, i.e. 0.000 000 01 BTC, called a "satoshi" or "sat." As bitcoin's value has risen, its easy divisibility has become a key attribute.


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19.7M BTC

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84 days



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News about Bitcoin

The Block • Apr 24, 24

EU’s anti-money laundering bill passes final vote, here’s what’s next for crypto-asset service providers

The European Parliament adopted new rules that would formally put in place due diligence requirements for crypto firms.

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Decrypt • Apr 24, 24

Bitcoin Wallets Holding At Least $1K Are Growing in 'Positive Trend': Fidelity

The amount of Bitcoin held on exchanges, meanwhile, fell 30% in the first quarter to 2.3 million BTC

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Decrypt • Apr 24, 24

Bitcoin Meme Coin DOG Hits $336 Million Market Cap After Runes Airdrop

DOG•GO•TO•THE•MOON (aka DOG) was airdropped to Ordinals holders Wednesday, immediately becoming the most widely-held Bitcoin Runes token.

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The Block • Apr 24, 24

Bitcoin miner revenue holding steady following halving

During the previous halving in 2020, the 7-day moving average of total miner revenue fell from $18.3 million on May 10 to just $8.44 million on May 18.

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Decrypt • Apr 24, 24

Bitcoin ETF Hype Cooling, But BTC Will Still Hit $150,000: Standard Chartered

The leading UK-based bank says it is still bullish on Bitcoin, holding firm on its bold price prediction.

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BeInCrypto • Apr 24, 24

This is Why 390,000 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Investors Could Be Coming Back

Bitcoin Cash's price at the time of writing is attempting to break out of a resistance line that could invalidate the ongoing bearishness.The post This is Why 390,000 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Investors Could Be Coming Back appeared first on BeInCrypto.

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Some highlights about Bitcoin on social media

619,008 unique individuals are talking about Bitcoin and it is ranked #3 in most mentions and activity from collected posts. In the last 24 hours, across all social media platforms, Bitcoin has an average sentiment score of 3.5 out of 5. Finally, Bitcoin is becoming less newsworthy, with 83 news articles published about Bitcoin. This is a 68.46% decrease in news volume compared to yesterday.

On Twitter, people are mostly bullish about Bitcoin. There were 51.55% of tweets with bullish sentiment compared to 8.59% of tweets with a bearish sentiment about Bitcoin. 39.86% of tweets were neutral about Bitcoin. These sentiments are based on 238069 tweets.

On Reddit, Bitcoin was mentioned in 7154 Reddit posts and there were 13811 comments about Bitcoin. On average, there were more upvotes compared to downvotes on Reddit posts and more upvotes compared to downvotes on Reddit comments.

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Market update: Bitcoin sinks, volatility spikes ahead of the halving

Market update: Bitcoin sinks, volatility spikes ahead of the halving


Volatility ramped up ahead of Bitcoin’s halving. Behind the headlines that are shaping crypto markets as the halving nears.
    Bitcoin is down roughly 10% since the weekend. Last Wednesday, worse-than-expected inflation data pressured markets of all kinds as traders feared that the Federal Reserve would delay interest-rate cuts this year. Then over the weekend, tensions in the Middle East escalated sharply, and as bitcoin responded by falling below $62,000 on Saturday night, about $2 billion in futures positions were liquidated.
    Hong Kong approved spot BTC exchange-traded funds. In sunnier news, three financial firms in Hong Kong announced Monday that they had received conditional approval to offer spot bitcoin and ether ETFs to investors — the news likely contributed to Monday’s brief spike in prices
Market update: BTC hovers near $70K as halving approaches

Market update: BTC hovers near $70K as halving approaches


Bitcoin is hovering near $70K as the halving approaches. Market watchers are divided on what’s next for crypto markets post-halving.
    Crypto investment products keep growing, but is appetite starting to level off? The BTC ETF boom keeps rolling along, according to asset manager CoinShares, with crypto investment products adding $646 million in inflows last week. However, there “are signs that appetite from ETF investors is moderating,” according to CoinShares, with the firm also noting that “volumes last week declined to $17.4 billion for the week compared to $43 billion in the first week of March.”
    Market watchers are split on BTC’s post-halving future. In a new interview with CNBC, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said that he believes crypto’s total market cap will double this year, from around $2.6 trillion, as of early April, to more than $5.2 trillion. But not everyone is quite as bullish. Arthur Hayes, the cofounder of crypto derivatives platform BitMex, suggests that prices could fall in the immediate wake of the halving, but should ultimately rise in the medium term.

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Bitcoin is on the rise this week.

The price of Bitcoin has increased by 0.42% in the last hour and decreased by 3.06% in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin’s price has also risen by 4.82% in the past week. The current price is $64,282.48 per BTC with a 24-hour trading volume of $29.36B. Currently, Bitcoin is valued at 12.87% below its all time high of $73,780.07. This all-time high was the highest price paid for Bitcoin since its launch.

The current circulating supply of Bitcoin is 19,689,671 BTC which means that Bitcoin has as total market cap of 19,689,671.


What is the current price of Bitcoin?

We update our Bitcoin to USD currency in real-time. Get the live price of Bitcoin on Coinbase.

What is the market cap of Bitcoin?

The current market cap of Bitcoin is $1.27T. A high market cap implies that the asset is highly valued by the market.

What is the all time high of Bitcoin?

The all-time high of Bitcoin is $73,780.07. This all-time high is highest price paid for Bitcoin since it was launched.

What is the 24 hour trading volume of Bitcoin?

Over the last 24 hours, the trading volume of Bitcoin is $29.36B.

What other assets are similar to Bitcoin?

Assets that have a similar market cap to Bitcoin include Ethereum, Tether, BNB, and many others. To see a full list, see our comparable market cap assets.

How many Bitcoin are there?

The current circulating supply of Bitcoin is 20 million.

What is the typical holding time of Bitcoin?

The median time that Coinbase customers hold Bitcoin before selling it or sending it to another account or address is 84 days.

What is the relative popularity of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin ranks 1 among tradable assets on Coinbase. Popularity is currently based on relative market cap.

What is the current trading activity of Bitcoin?

Currently, 99% of Coinbase users are buying Bitcoin. In other words, 99% of Coinbase customers have increased their net position in Bitcoin over the past 24 hours through trading.

Can I buy Bitcoin on Coinbase?

Yes, Bitcoin is currently available on Coinbase’s centralized exchange. For more detailed instructions, check out our helpful how to buy Bitcoin guide.

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