Bitcoin set the groundwork for the cryptocurrency industry on this day 13 years ago. A few months after its whitepaper was published, the first lines of code were committed to the Bitcoin blockchain.
A mysterious person, identified only by the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto“, published the specifics of the Bitcoin protocol on the internet in October 2008. The first real-world version of this protocol was released as an open-source software three months later. Eventually got, the first Bitcoin transaction was accomplished.
The world’s first Bitcoin exchange opened its doors in February 2010, laying the stage for the world’s first settlement in May of the same year.
The number of nations that have banned cryptocurrency has more than doubled in the last three years, yet this hasn’t slowed the rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. On this 13th birthday, a magazine has listed the price of Bitcoin for the past 13 years, showing how it has risen year after year, despite its turbulent history and this chaotic cryptocurrency market.
Binance, one of the biggest crypto exchanges founded in 2017, has celebrated Bitcoin 13th birthday on its official Twitter account.
Throughout 2021, most investors have increased their confidence in this cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has become well-known as a peer-to-peer financial system and is now the largest cryptocurrency by market value. Its proponents regard it as a form of digital gold and a viable currency that can hedge against inflation.
According to BitInfoCharts, a cryptocurrency statistics site, Bitcoin’s hashrate hit an all-time high of 203.5 exahashes per second on January 2nd.
“Hashrate is a key metric when assessing blockchain strength. It represents the total amount of computing power used by miners to mint new bitcoins, but a higher hashrate also means that the network is stronger, more secure and resistant to potential attacks”, CNBC said.
Bitcoin has had to overcome a lot of skepticism to get to where it is now, and it still has a long way to go. Remember that this is still a risky and speculative asset, and many financial experts recommend that you only invest what you can afford to lose.
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