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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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New and old bitcoin mining rigs at CleanSpark's site in Georgia.
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The number of bitcoin held in wallets tied to miners has dropped to the lowest since mid-2021.
New and old bitcoin mining rigs at CleanSpark's site in Georgia.

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Bitcoin Logs Biggest Single-Day Gain Since October, Market-Neutral Bets Yield 3x U.S. Treasury Notes
The attractive yield on the market-neutral cash and carry trade could draw more money to the crypto market.
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Scene from Protocol Village at Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas.
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Scene from Protocol Village at Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas.