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Welcome to the Bitcoin Wiki,. Established April 14, Editing has been enabled on your account. Bitcoin is P2P electronic cash that is valuable over legacy systems because of the monetary autonomy it brings to its users.
Bitcoin seeks to address the root problem with conventional currency: all the trust that's required to make it work -- Not that justified trust is a bad thing, but trust makes systems brittle, opaque, and costly to operate.
Trust failures result in systemic collapses, trust curation creates inequality and monopoly lock-in, and naturally arising trust choke-points can be abused to deny access to due process.
Through the use of cryptographic proof, decentralized networks and open source software Bitcoin minimizes and replaces these trust costs.
Bitcoin Transactions are: Permissionless and borderless. The software can be installed by anybody worldwide. Do not require any ID to use.
Making it suitable for the unbanked, the privacy-conscious, computers or people in areas with underdeveloped financial infrastructure.
Are censorship-resistant. Nobody is able to block or freeze a transaction of any amount. Irreversible once settled, like cash.
Transactions are broadcasted in seconds and can become irreversible within an hour. Online and available 24 hours a day, days per year.
Stored Bitcoins: Cannot be printed or debased. Only 21 million bitcoins will ever exist. Have no storage costs.
They take up no physical space regardless of amount. Are easy to protect and hide. Can be stored encrypted on a hard disk or paper backup.
Are in your direct possession with no counterparty risk. If you keep the private key of a bitcoin secret and the transaction has enough confirmations , then nobody can take them from you no matter for what reason, no matter how good the excuse, no matter what.
What is Bitcoin? How does Bitcoin work? How do I edit this wiki? See More. However, bitcoin continues to be used for large-item purchases on sites such as Overstock.
Bitcoins can be bought on digital currency exchanges. Per researchers, "there is little sign of bitcoin use" in international remittances despite high fees charged by banks and Western Union who compete in this market.
In , the National Australia Bank closed accounts of businesses with ties to bitcoin,  and HSBC refused to serve a hedge fund with links to bitcoin.
On 10 December , the Chicago Board Options Exchange started trading bitcoin futures,  followed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange , which started trading bitcoin futures on 17 December The request was motivated by oil company's goal to pay its suppliers.
The Winklevoss twins have purchased bitcoin. Other methods of investment are bitcoin funds. The first regulated bitcoin fund was established in Jersey in July and approved by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
Forbes named bitcoin the best investment of According to bitinfocharts. The price of bitcoins has gone through cycles of appreciation and depreciation referred to by some as bubbles and busts.
According to Mark T. Because of bitcoin's decentralized nature and its trading on online exchanges located in many countries, regulation of bitcoin has been difficult.
However, the use of bitcoin can be criminalized, and shutting down exchanges and the peer-to-peer economy in a given country would constitute a de facto ban.
Regulations and bans that apply to bitcoin probably extend to similar cryptocurrency systems. The U. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued four "Customer Advisories" for bitcoin and related investments.
Securities and Exchange Commission warned that investments involving bitcoin might have high rates of fraud, and that investors might be solicited on social media sites.
The European Banking Authority issued a warning in focusing on the lack of regulation of bitcoin, the chance that exchanges would be hacked, the volatility of bitcoin's price, and general fraud.
An official investigation into bitcoin traders was reported in May Justice Department launched an investigation into possible price manipulation, including the techniques of spoofing and wash trades.
Following the first delivery date in January , the CME requested extensive detailed trading information but several of the exchanges refused to provide it and later provided only limited data.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission then subpoenaed the data from the exchanges. State and provincial securities regulators, coordinated through the North American Securities Administrators Association , are investigating "bitcoin scams" and ICOs in 40 jurisdictions.
Academic research published in the Journal of Monetary Economics concluded that price manipulation occurred during the Mt Gox bitcoin theft and that the market remains vulnerable to manipulation.
Research by John M. Griffin and Amin Shams in suggests that trading associated with increases in the amount of the Tether cryptocurrency and associated trading at the Bitfinex exchange account for about half of the price increase in bitcoin in late The Bank for International Settlements summarized several criticisms of bitcoin in Chapter V of their annual report.
The criticisms include the lack of stability in bitcoin's price, the high energy consumption, high and variable transactions costs, the poor security and fraud at cryptocurrency exchanges, vulnerability to debasement from forking , and the influence of miners.
The Economist describes these criticisms as unfair, predominantly because the shady image may compel users to overlook the capabilities of the blockchain technology, but also due to the fact that the volatility of bitcoin is changing in time.
Bitcoin, along with other cryptocurrencies, has been described as an economic bubble by at least eight Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureates, including Robert Shiller ,  Joseph Stiglitz ,  and Richard Thaler.
Alan Greenspan and George Soros both referred to it as a "bubble". Bitcoin has been criticized for the amount of electricity consumed by mining.
As of [update] , The Economist estimated that even if all miners used modern facilities, the combined electricity consumption would be In July BBC reported bitcoin consumes about 7 gigawatts, 0.
To lower the costs, bitcoin miners have set up in places like Iceland where geothermal energy is cheap and cooling Arctic air is free.
Concerns about bitcoin's environmental impact relate bitcoin's energy consumption to carbon emissions. The results of recent studies analyzing bitcoin's carbon footprint vary.
Journalists, economists, investors, and the central bank of Estonia have voiced concerns that bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme. Bitcoin is vulnerable to theft through phishing , scamming , and hacking.
The use of bitcoin by criminals has attracted the attention of financial regulators, legislative bodies, law enforcement, and the media.
Senate held a hearing on virtual currencies in November Several news outlets have asserted that the popularity of bitcoins hinges on the ability to use them to purchase illegal goods.
In , researchers at the University of Kentucky found "robust evidence that computer programming enthusiasts and illegal activity drive interest in bitcoin, and find limited or no support for political and investment motives".
There were an estimated 24 million bitcoin users primarily using bitcoin for illegal activity. Velde, Senior Economist at the Chicago Fed , described it as "an elegant solution to the problem of creating a digital currency".
Louis , stated that bitcoin is a threat to the establishment, which he argues is a good thing for the Federal Reserve System and other central banks , because it prompts these institutions to operate sound policies.
PayPal President David A. Marcus calls bitcoin a "great place to put assets". In Charles Stross ' science fiction novel, Neptune's Brood , the universal interstellar payment system is known as "bitcoin" and operates using cryptography.
Bitcoin was obscure back then, and I figured had just enough name recognition to be a useful term for an interstellar currency: it'd clue people in that it was a networked digital currency.
The documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin portrays the diversity of motives behind the use of bitcoin by interviewing people who use it.
These include a computer programmer and a drug dealer. It covers studies of cryptocurrencies and related technologies, and is published by the University of Pittsburgh.
Authors are also asked to include a personal bitcoin address in the first page of their papers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Decentralized cryptocurrency. Issuance will permanently halt c. Main article: History of bitcoin. Number of bitcoin transactions per month, semilogarithmic plot .
Number of unspent transaction outputs . For broader coverage of this topic, see Blockchain. See also: Bitcoin network.
The chips pictured have become obsolete due to increasing difficulty. Today, bitcoin mining companies dedicate facilities to housing and operating large amounts of high-performance mining hardware.
For broader coverage of this topic, see Mining pool. For broader coverage of this topic, see Cryptocurrency wallet.
Bitcoin Core , a full client. A paper wallet with a banknote -like design. Both the private key and the address are visible in text form and as 2D barcodes.
A paper wallet with the address visible for adding or checking stored funds. The part of the page containing the private key is folded over and sealed.
A brass token with a private key hidden beneath a tamper-evident security hologram. A part of the address is visible through a transparent part of the hologram.
A hardware wallet peripheral which processes bitcoin payments without exposing any credentials to the computer.
Further information: Bitcoin Core. See also: Fork blockchain and List of bitcoin forks. Main article: Bitcoin scalability problem.
Further information: Crypto-anarchism. Main article: Economics of bitcoin. Price, [j] semilogarithmic plot. Annual volatility .
Further information: Legality of bitcoin by country or territory. Further information: Cryptocurrency bubble and Economics of bitcoin.
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Some sources use Bitcoin , capitalized, to refer to the technology and network and bitcoin , lowercase, to refer to the unit of account.
The timestamp of the block is This block is unlike all other blocks in that it does not have a previous block to reference.
The fact is that gold miners are rewarded for producing gold, while bitcoin miners are not rewarded for producing bitcoins; they are rewarded for their record-keeping services.
Usually, the public key or bitcoin address is also printed, so that a holder of a paper wallet can check or add funds without exposing the private key to a device.
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