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Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto.
The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak.

It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no banking hours. As of the current design, there will only be 21 million Bitcoin ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency unlike fiat currencies. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes.

Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on.

  • Website: bitcoin.org
  • Blockchain: blockchain.info
  • Hashing algorithm: SHA-256
  • Blocks every: 10 min
  • Coin supply*: 21 million coins will be available
  • Difficulty adjustment*: 2016 blocks
  • Initial Reward: 50 coins per block
  • Market Cap: $144,000,000 (Jan 5th, 2013)
  • Launch Date: January 3rd, 2009


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