Bitcoin Price (BTC)
Bitcoin Price Chart (BTC/USD)
Last updated 24 Sep 2023, 11:04AM UTC. Currency in USD.
|1||Binance||BTC / TUSD||$29,413.00||0.01%||$3,207,361,379|
|2||Binance||BTC / USDT||$29,398.00||0.01%||$1,544,634,058|
|3||CITEX||ETH / BTC||$20,300.11||1.19%||$1,121,789,378|
|4||XT.COM||BTC / USDT||$29,403.00||0.01%||$616,979,675|
|5||BitMart||BTC / USDT||$29,410.00||0.01%||$579,428,827|
|6||Coinbase Exchange||BTC / USD||$29,435.00||0.01%||$536,773,149|
|7||Digifinex||BTC / USDT||$29,400.00||0.01%||$475,230,210|
|8||Pionex||BTC / USDT||$30,671.00||0.01%||$400,801,142|
|9||P2PB2B||BTC / USDT||$29,413.00||0.01%||$394,282,336|
|10||OKX||BTC / USDT||$29,460.00||0.01%||$391,666,079|
|11||Deepcoin||BTC / USDT||$29,393.00||0.01%||$318,424,574|
|12||LBank||BTC / USDT||$29,417.00||0.01%||$314,688,571|
|13||Bitrue||BTC / USDT||$29,411.00||0.02%||$304,383,048|
|14||Bybit (Spot)||BTC / USDC||$29,369.00||0.01%||$289,416,343|
|15||Bybit (Spot)||BTC / USDT||$29,384.00||0.01%||$272,533,450|
|16||MEXC Global||BTC / USDT||$29,424.00||0.01%||$207,715,735|
|17||CoinTR||BTC / USDT||$29,388.00||0.01%||$203,566,450|
|18||P2PB2B||BTC / USD||$29,427.00||0.04%||$199,708,972|
|19||Gate.io||BTC / USDT||$29,397.00||0.01%||$193,927,585|
|20||Toobit||BTC / USDT||$30,697.00||0.01%||$176,643,358|
|21||Bitget||BTC / USDT||$29,394.00||0.01%||$171,949,661|
|22||P2PB2B||BTC / BUSD||$29,412.00||0.01%||$169,811,139|
|23||WhiteBIT||BTC / USDT||$29,410.00||0.01%||$168,640,648|
|24||BingX||BTC / USDT||$29,385.00||0.02%||$167,099,735|
|25||LATOKEN||BTC / USDT||$29,465.00||0.01%||$160,456,243|
|26||Coinsbit||BTC / USDT||$29,372.00||0.18%||$156,803,171|
|27||Binance||BTC / BUSD||$29,402.00||0.01%||$153,240,781|
|28||CoinTiger||BTC / USDT||$21,192.00||0.02%||$148,010,451|
|29||Tidex||BTC / USDT||$29,408.00||0.05%||$146,643,199|
|30||Huobi Global||BTC / USDT||$29,384.00||0.01%||$143,201,377|
|31||Coinstore||BTC / USDT||$29,412.00||0.03%||$137,714,348|
|32||KuCoin||BTC / USDT||$29,397.00||0.01%||$123,358,631|
|33||LocalTrade||BTC / USDT||$23,697.00||0.03%||$117,912,835|
|34||DIFX||BTC / USDT||$29,401.00||0.01%||$115,189,446|
|35||Coinbase Exchange||BTC / USDT||$29,425.00||0.01%||$109,210,195|
|36||XT.COM||BTC / BUSD||$29,401.00||0.01%||$91,073,439|
|37||Kraken||BTC / USD||$29,418.00||0.01%||$88,084,182|
|38||Digifinex||BTC / USDC||$29,412.00||0.02%||$82,744,126|
|39||Bitstamp||BTC / USD||$29,435.00||0.05%||$70,299,033|
|40||LBank||BTC / BUSD||$29,416.00||0.01%||$52,501,943|
|41||Kraken||BTC / EUR||$29,408.00||0.01%||$49,839,837|
|42||Bitrue||WBTC / BTC||$29,414.14||0.08%||$48,462,409|
|43||YoBit||ETH / BTC||$21,165.99||0.84%||$47,432,314|
|44||BitMake||BTC / USDT||$29,376.00||0.01%||$46,141,289|
|45||Bitrue||ETH / BTC||$29,250.03||0.18%||$45,614,512|
|46||BigONE||BTC / USDT||$29,401.00||0.02%||$44,865,948|
|47||Bitfinex||BTC / USD||$29,451.00||0.03%||$44,679,050|
|48||Coinsbit||BTC / USD||$18,987.79||0.09%||$44,466,730|
|49||Binance||WBTC / BTC||$29,398.14||0.02%||$38,339,295|
|50||Binance||ETH / BTC||$29,234.71||0.02%||$37,975,473|
BTC Price Statistics
- Bitcoin Price Now $26,580
- 24h Low / 24h High $26,550 / $26,635
- Trading Volume $5,648,810,910
- Market Cap Rank #1
- Market Cap $518,172,931,046
- Volume / Market Cap 0.0109
Nov 10, 2021
Jul 06, 2013
Bitcoin: A Revolutionary Digital Currency
Bitcoin, since its inception in 2009, has emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of cryptocurrencies, establishing a strong foundation for the subsequent proliferation of many other digital currencies. Conceived by an anonymous individual or a group known as Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin introduced a novel paradigm for transferring value over the internet, which is decentralized, secure, and independent of conventional banking institutions. This article explores Bitcoin's attributes, its mechanism of operation, and its potential implications for the global financial landscape.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin (BTC) is a digital currency, the first of its kind, that operates on a decentralized network of computers called nodes. Unlike traditional currencies like the US Dollar or Euro, Bitcoin isn't issued or controlled by any central authority or government. Instead, it relies on cryptographic protocols and a public ledger called blockchain, making it resistant to censorship, inflation, and fraud.
The Mechanism of Bitcoin
At its core, Bitcoin operates on a technology known as blockchain, a digital ledger distributed across a network of computers. This ledger contains a record of every Bitcoin transaction ever executed. Bitcoin miners, who use high-powered computers, validate and add new transactions to this ledger. In return for their efforts, miners are rewarded with new bitcoins, which serves as an incentive for maintaining the network. Bitcoin's supply is limited to 21 million coins, a number predefined in the Bitcoin protocol by Satoshi Nakamoto. This deflationary characteristic distinguishes Bitcoin from traditional fiat currencies, which central banks can theoretically produce in unlimited quantities.
To send or receive Bitcoin, users must have a digital wallet. These wallets can be software-based and located on your computer or a mobile device, or they can be hardware-based for increased security. Every wallet has a pair of cryptographic keys: a public key, which is like a bank account number, and a private key, which functions like a PIN or signature. When someone sends Bitcoin, they are essentially transferring ownership to the recipient's wallet. The transaction is then authenticated by miners and added to the blockchain. Importantly, once a transaction is recorded, it cannot be reversed or tampered with, providing a high degree of security.
The Value and Use of Bitcoin
Bitcoin’s value primarily derives from its innovative technology and the belief that it could become a global digital currency. While its price is notoriously volatile due to speculative trading, Bitcoin has become a legitimate means of transaction for a vast array of goods and services. Many businesses, including large corporations like Microsoft and Tesla, have started accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment, thereby increasing its utility and acceptance.
Challenges and Controversies
Despite its potential, Bitcoin also has its share of controversies and challenges. Its anonymity feature, for example, has been exploited for illegal activities such as money laundering and purchasing illicit goods. The Bitcoin network's high energy consumption, primarily due to the mining process, has also raised environmental concerns. Additionally, the high price volatility can present significant risks for individuals and businesses relying on Bitcoin as a payment method or investment.
The Future of Bitcoin
Predicting the future of Bitcoin is challenging due to its relatively short history and the rapidly evolving nature of the cryptocurrency market. However, what's undeniable is that Bitcoin has sparked a financial revolution. Its innovations in blockchain technology have opened up new avenues for global finance, including decentralized finance (DeFi) and smart contracts. Regardless of its own destiny, Bitcoin’s legacy will live on in the myriad of blockchain applications it has inspired.
In conclusion, Bitcoin has laid the groundwork for a new world of digital currencies and blockchain technology. As it continues to evolve and integrate into mainstream finance, its impact on societies and economies worldwide promises to be significant and transformative.