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What is CoinDesk20?

The CoinDesk20 filters from the larger universe of thousands of cryptocurrencies and digital assets to define a core group of 20.

These assets constitute roughly 99% of the market by volume at eight of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges.

Price
$12,765.47
24 Hour % Change
6.93%
Market Cap
$236.45B
Volume (24h)
$27.43B
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Key metrics
24 Hour Low
$11,873.22
24 Hour High
$12,890.82
Net change
$827.44
24 Hour Open
$11,931.66
All time high
$19,665.39
Total Supply
18.52M
Returns (24H)
6.91%
Returns (YTD)
77.86%
Volatility (30d)
0.31
Transaction Count (24h)
331,386
Average Transaction Fee (24h)
$2.82
Value Transacted (24h)
$3.43B

About Bitcoin

Category
Currency
Value proposition
Digital gold

Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to successfully record transactions on a secure, decentralized blockchain-based network. Launched in early 2009 by its pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is the largest cryptocurrency measured by market capitalization and amount of data stored on its blockchain. The Bitcoin software is free and available online to anyone who wants to run a Bitcoin node and store their own copy of the Bitcoin blockchain. As Bitcoin matures, engineers have designed additional protocols to improve the speed and privacy of Bitcoin transactions, including the Omni Layer, Lightning Network and Liquid Network. Only approximately 21 million bitcoins will ever be created. New coins are minted every 10 minutes by bitcoin miners who help to maintain the network by adding new transaction data to the blockchain.

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