Bitcoin History – Price since 2009 to 2019, BTC Charts
Bitcoin History – Price since 2009 to 2019, BTC Charts
A Bitcoin Indicator that Sent Price 2,757% Higher in 2016
Hackers Transfer $28 Million Worth of Bitcoin from 2016
Hackers Transfer $28 Million Worth of Bitcoin from 2016
Analysis - Record highs predicted for bitcoin in 2016 as
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PSA: You're currently accustomed to a bear market and you WILL try to sell too early
Imagine you're an astronaut going into space for the first time. You've studied for many years and know to expect zero-gravity. Perhaps you've even trained on simulators and gotten an estimation of how it might feel. First-time astronauts invariably have the same feedback:
"Nothing could've prepared me for space. There's absolutely nothing like it."
Embarking on your first bull run is much like going into space. You may have read about it, done some paper trading, maybe even simulated going through 2016-2017, but nothing can prepare you for the gut-wrenching, schizophrenic ride of ecstasy of having real money on the line. Your intuition will fail you. You've grown all your life in regular gravity and have developed visual-spatial senses that work well on Earth. When you throw an orange, you expect it to fall. When you see Bitcoin go up 15%, you expect it to flag then come back down to support. What's most insidious is that your instincts you've developed run subconsciously directing you to make mistakes. Much like an astronaut spends a day getting acclimated to space, give yourself time and patience to get used to the new normal. You will sell too early, thinking that on Earth, oranges don't normally travel that far. I'm here to tell you when you're going to the moon, oranges keep on going, much further than you'd expect. The reason why veterans tell you to hodl is because it's the most effective advice helping you learn that you are weightless in space. Once Bitcoin goes on a run, the fatal mistake is pulling the ripcord too quickly. This causes you to get stuck in fiat watching day after day of losing value denominated in BTC. This is the primary cause for people fomo'ing back in higher only to get rekt when Bitcoin comes down from its local top. If you're hodling Bitcoin, no one can tell you to get off the rocket ship. Ride it all the way to the moon with us. 10M by 2030 is my best estimation. If you enjoyed my writing, follow me on Twitter for future pieces!https://twitter.com/uncapslockThis is all meant to be for entertainment and doesn't constitute financial advice.
I think most of us are largely trading between Bitcoin and Ether. So here's my take. What do you think? Q1 is a huge buy for Ethereum. Homestead was delayed -sort of- as its stability is already here, but Homestead will have even more bells and whistles than originally planned. My guess is it comes early Q1 given earlier wording about it "wrapping up" and similar projections from VB throughout Q4 2015. The associated website sounds like it will be attractive to developers, which will include shirts maybe other fun stuff to spread the word. Q2 is Bitcoins. Bitcoin halving is ~July (early Q3). For crypto enthusiast, this halving may be already included in the price. But I suspect that's not true for the noobs and casuals that get their info from the mainstream media. So mid-Q2 (say May) the press will really ramp up on Bitcoin. Q3 is turbulent. Enthusiasts might be start preparing for PoS by getting Ethereum cheap. The halving of Bitcoin happens, which is immediately followed by a big drop in Bitcoin's price (hype-over). The media pans it, fostering their love for hate-headlines (hatelines - just made that up). Nevertheless, Bitcoin stabilizes with a healthy gain from new adopters, which also trickles to the altcoins in Q3. Ethereum being the most advance "altcoin" starts getting more mainstream press. Some of the press actually stops referring to it as Bitcoin 2.0 and maybe even discusses it "better than Bitcoin". Q4, the Ethereum bull returns, but this time to stand firm. PoS on the horizon. dApps start getting more serious coveraged by tech news (not just the technews that's already oriented around crypto - which is mostly what we have today). A golden age of Ethereum is approaching, starting in 2017. Edit: "its".
You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments. It all started with the release of the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following videos for a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:
Limited Supply - There will only ever be 21,000,000 bitcoins created and they are issued in a predictable fashion, you can view the inflation schedule here. Once they are all issued Bitcoin will be truly deflationary. The halving countdown can be found here.
Open source - Bitcoin code is fully auditable. You can read the source code yourself here.
Accountable - The public ledger is transparent, all transactions are seen by everyone.
Decentralized - Bitcoin is globally distributed across thousands of nodes with no single point of failure and as such can't be shut down similar to how Bittorrent works. You can even run a node on a Raspberry Pi.
Censorship resistant - No one can prevent you from interacting with the bitcoin network and no one can censor, alter or block transactions that they disagree with, see Operation Chokepoint.
Push system - There are no chargebacks in bitcoin because only the person who owns the address where the bitcoins reside has the authority to move them.
Low fee scaling - On chain transaction fees depend on network demand and how much priority you wish to assign to the transaction. Most wallets calculate on chain fees automatically but you can view current fees here and mempool activity here. On chain fees may rise occasionally due to network demand, however instant micropayments that do not require confirmations are happening via the Lightning Network, a second layer scaling solution currently rolling out on the Bitcoin mainnet.
Borderless - No country can stop it from going in/out, even in areas currently unserved by traditional banking as the ledger is globally distributed.
Portable - Bitcoins are digital so they are easier to move than cash or gold. They can even be transported by simply memorizing a string of words for wallet recovery (while cool this method is generally not recommended due to potential for insecure key generation by inexperienced users. Hardware wallets are the preferred method for new users due to ease of use and additional security).
Bitcoin.org and BuyBitcoinWorldwide.com are helpful sites for beginners. You can buy or sell any amount of bitcoin (even just a few dollars worth) and there are several easy methods to purchase bitcoin with cash, credit card or bank transfer. Some of the more popular resources are below, also check out the bitcoinity exchange resources for a larger list of options for purchases.
Here is a listing of local ATMs. If you would like your paycheck automatically converted to bitcoin use Bitwage. Note: Bitcoins are valued at whatever market price people are willing to pay for them in balancing act of supply vs demand. Unlike traditional markets, bitcoin markets operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Preev is a useful site that that shows how much various denominations of bitcoin are worth in different currencies. Alternatively you can just Google "1 bitcoin in (your local currency)".
Securing your bitcoins
With bitcoin you can "Be your own bank" and personally secure your bitcoins OR you can use third party companies aka "Bitcoin banks" which will hold the bitcoins for you.
If you prefer to "Be your own bank" and have direct control over your coins without having to use a trusted third party, then you will need to create your own wallet and keep it secure. If you want easy and secure storage without having to learn computer security best practices, then a hardware wallet such as the Trezor, Ledger or ColdCard is recommended. Alternatively there are many software wallet options to choose from here depending on your use case.
If you prefer to let third party "Bitcoin banks" manage your coins, try Gemini but be aware you may not be in control of your private keys in which case you would have to ask permission to access your funds and be exposed to third party risk.
Note: For increased security, use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) everywhere it is offered, including email! 2FA requires a second confirmation code to access your account making it much harder for thieves to gain access. Google Authenticator and Authy are the two most popular 2FA services, download links are below. Make sure you create backups of your 2FA codes.
As mentioned above, Bitcoin is decentralized, which by definition means there is no official website or Twitter handle or spokesperson or CEO. However, all money attracts thieves. This combination unfortunately results in scammers running official sounding names or pretending to be an authority on YouTube or social media. Many scammers throughout the years have claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin. Websites like bitcoin(dot)com and the btc subreddit are active scams. Almost all altcoins (shitcoins) are marketed heavily with big promises but are really just designed to separate you from your bitcoin. So be careful: any resource, including all linked in this document, may in the future turn evil. Don't trust, verify. Also as they say in our community "Not your keys, not your coins".
Where can I spend bitcoins?
Check out spendabit or bitcoin directory for millions of merchant options. Also you can spend bitcoin anywhere visa is accepted with bitcoin debit cards such as the CashApp card. Some other useful site are listed below.
Mining bitcoins can be a fun learning experience, but be aware that you will most likely operate at a loss. Newcomers are often advised to stay away from mining unless they are only interested in it as a hobby similar to folding at home. If you want to learn more about mining you can read more here. Still have mining questions? The crew at /BitcoinMining would be happy to help you out. If you want to contribute to the bitcoin network by hosting the blockchain and propagating transactions you can run a full node using this setup guide. If you would prefer to keep it simple there are several good options. You can view the global node distribution here.
Just like any other form of money, you can also earn bitcoins by being paid to do a job.
You can also earn bitcoins by participating as a market maker on JoinMarket by allowing users to perform CoinJoin transactions with your bitcoins for a small fee (requires you to already have some bitcoins.
The following is a short list of ongoing projects that might be worth taking a look at if you are interested in current development in the bitcoin space.
One Bitcoin is quite large (hundreds of £/$/€) so people often deal in smaller units. The most common subunits are listed below:
one bitcoin is equal to 100 million satoshis
1,000 per bitcoin
used as default unit in recent Electrum wallet releases
1,000,000 per bitcoin
colloquial "slang" term for microbitcoin (μBTC)
100,000,000 per bitcoin
smallest unit in bitcoin, named after the inventor
For example, assuming an arbitrary exchange rate of $10000 for one Bitcoin, a $10 meal would equal:
For more information check out the Bitcoin units wiki. Still have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or stick around for our weekly Mentor Monday thread. If you decide to post a question in /Bitcoin, please use the search bar to see if it has been answered before, and remember to follow the community rules outlined on the sidebar to receive a better response. The mods are busy helping manage our community so please do not message them unless you notice problems with the functionality of the subreddit. Note: This is a community created FAQ. If you notice anything missing from the FAQ or that requires clarification you can edit it here and it will be included in the next revision pending approval. Welcome to the Bitcoin community and the new decentralized economy!
Crypto is a 24/7 market. Should indicator time periods be altered to account for this? (EMAs, RSI, etc.)
I'm currently learning more about EMAs and of course most available knowledge is about the Forex markets. For example, the most common EMAs would be 50 - 100 - 200 for medium to long term trend. But is this knowledge based around the forex five day week? In other words 5 weeks 10 weeks and 20 weeks (50 - 100 - 200). Would it be a good idea to adjust this for a 24/7 market? I.e. (35 - 70 - 140). I have noticed in my own charts that after switching to a 35 EMA for example, on BTC/USD the 35 EMA has proven in the past to be a much more accurate support than the 50 EMA. What are your thoughts on this? What are your techniques? What does the majority of the community accept? Hope you're all winning! cheers.
At 6:15 p.m. (ET) on Monday, bitcoin reached $11,379 per coin on Bitfinex. The Bitfinex hackers moved a grand total of just over 2,550 BTC and at the time, BTC was only trading for $10,350 a coin. The bitcoins came from the security breach Bitfinex experienced back in August 2016 when the exchange lost 120,000 BTC. The last time CMF moved above zero was in September 2016 when Bitcoin was trading near $700, noted Mr. Thies.Its occurrence followed an exponential price rally that eventually sent the cryptocurrency up by 2,757 percent – to $20,000 – in December 2017. Around 2,500 stolen bitcoins ($28 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex breach were transferred from the hacker’s wallet on Monday. The last time the Bitfinex hackers moved funds from the hack four Bitcoin history for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Bitcoin price chart since 2009 to 2019. The historical data and rates of BTC 2016 could prove to be the year that the price of bitcoin surges again. Not because of any dark-web drug-dealing or Russian ponzi scheme, but for an altogether less sensational reason - slower growth in the money supply. Bitcoin is a web-based "cryptocurrency" used to move money around quickly and anonymously with no need for a central authority.
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