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Bitcoin is the pioneer of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, introduced in a white paper released in 2008 by an apparently pseudonymous person or group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The document described a peer-to-peer method of transferring money without the use of financial institutions. The cryptocurrency known as bitcoin or BTC debuted in 2009. Transactions are recorded on a public ledger (a blockchain) by entities known as miners who engage in process called proof-of-work. Miners are rewarded for doing that by getting newly minted bitcoin. Some proponents view BTC as an alternative to fiat currencies and a hedge against inflation. Bitcoin has inspired the creation of numerous other cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects.

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Bitcoin's 6-Month Put-Call Skew Continuing to Climb
Bitcoin’s 6-Month Put-Call Skew Continuing to Climb
Bitcoin’s (BTC) six-month put-call skew, which measures the richness of puts relative to calls, is continuing to climb and indicates persistent demand for downside protection,...
Bitcoin's 6-Month Put-Call Skew Continuing to Climb

'Temporarily Bullish' Outlook for Bitcoin Despite Recent Volatility: Analyst
‘Temporarily Bullish’ Outlook for Bitcoin Despite Recent Volatility: Analyst
Trade the Chain Director of Research Nick Mancini discusses his “temporarily bullish” short-term outlook on bitcoin (BTC) and levels to watch as the cryptocurrency recovers fr...
'Temporarily Bullish' Outlook for Bitcoin Despite Recent Volatility: Analyst

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Lightning Labs Releases Software to Allow Bitcoin Developers to Mint and Transfer Assets on the Blockchain
The alpha version of Taro will make it possible to create peer-to-peer Bitcoin and Lightning-native stablecoins.
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Crypto Markets Dominated by ‘Pure Risk-Off Sentiment’: Defiance ETFs CEO
Crypto Markets Dominated by ‘Pure Risk-Off Sentiment’: Defiance ETFs CEO
Bitcoin (BTC) is trading with increasing volatility as the token sunk 6% in the past 24 hours to $19,000. Defiance ETFs CEO Sylvia Jablonski joins “First Mover” to discuss her...
Crypto Markets Dominated by ‘Pure Risk-Off Sentiment’: Defiance ETFs CEO

The Bank of England said it will buy bonds to try to put the brakes on a developing financial crisis in the U.K. (Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)
First Mover Americas: Bitcoin Falls to $18.5K, as Bank of England to Buy Bonds to Stem Crisis in UK
The latest price moves in crypto markets in context for Sept. 28, 2022.
The Bank of England said it will buy bonds to try to put the brakes on a developing financial crisis in the U.K. (Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

Bitcoin recovers from daily lows as the Bank of England intervenes in the bond market. (CoinDesk, highcharts.com)
Bitcoin Off Lows as Bank of England's Bond Market Intervention Raises Hopes for Fed Pivot
The hope is the U.S. central bank will scrap its tightening policy that has hit crypto prices.
Bitcoin recovers from daily lows as the Bank of England intervenes in the bond market. (CoinDesk, highcharts.com)

Indian regulators freeze bitcoin in gaming app 'scam' case (Unsplash)
India's Enforcement Directorate Freezes $1.5M in Bitcoin in Gaming App E-Nuggets Case
The agency has been conducting several search operations related to an "illegal loan apps" scam with China links .
Indian regulators freeze bitcoin in gaming app 'scam' case (Unsplash)

Sliding yuan and property market woes may see Chinese investors move money to cryptocurrencies. (Tumisu/Pixabay)
Chinese Investors Could Snap Up Cryptocurrencies as Yuan Slides, Hedge Fund Says
The currency fell to a 14-year low against the U.S. dollar early Wednesday.
Sliding yuan and property market woes may see Chinese investors move money to cryptocurrencies. (Tumisu/Pixabay)

Bitcoin's holding steady as traditional markets melt in the wake of a hawkish Federal Reserve. (mayidefei/Pixabay)
Bitcoin Steady Under $20K in Face of Traditional-Market Turmoil; Here's Why
"What we're seeing is more a lack of large sellers rather than a plethora of large buyers," one value investor said, explaining bitcoin's ongoing range play amid renewed tradi...
Bitcoin's holding steady as traditional markets melt in the wake of a hawkish Federal Reserve. (mayidefei/Pixabay)

Besides reducing energy consumption, ether is also proving to be more inflation resistant. (Timon Studler/Unsplash)
Ethereum Merge Vaults Cryptocurrency Past Bitcoin in Hard-Money Allure
Ether’s drastic reduction in the net inflation rate is attributed to the elimination of mining rewards and the “burning” of transaction fees, experts said.
Besides reducing energy consumption, ether is also proving to be more inflation resistant. (Timon Studler/Unsplash)