Bitcoin created by an anonymous developer, Bitcoin came out in 2008. Whoever it was, the developer’s goal was to create a “peer to peer cash system that would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.”
What Bitcoin did differently compared to other attempts at digital cash was implement a“blockchain” system that prevented double spending. Instead of using a trusted centralparty to verify all transactions, Bitcoin verifies transactions through its peer to peernetwork.
Bitcoin is not just the original cryptocurrency that allowed almost a thousand cryptocurrencies to bloom, but also the king of all cryptocurrencies; Bitcoin currently has a market capitalization (number of coins multiplied by value of each coin) of over $100 billion, or roughly 45% of the value of the whole cryptocurrency market.
Max Supply: 21,000,000
Circulating Supply: 17,407,475
Total Supply: 17,407,475
Cryptographic Algorithm: SHA256
Issue Date : 2008-11-01
Source Code: https://github.com/bitcoin/
Issue Price: –
White Paper: Bitcoin whitepaper En
Consensus Protocol: POW
Explorer 1: https://blockchain.info/
Explorer 2: https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/
Explorer 3: https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/blocks
Explorer 4: https://blockexplorer.com/