Bitcoin (BTC): Price, Charts and Market Cap

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Symbol BTC
Nature Coin
Brief How to describe bitcoin in plain English? It's the first and currently most popular decentralized digital currency, which was created in 2008. The technology behind it is blockchain.
Discussion https://bitcointalk.org/
Last updated: 16-12-2018 20:58:22
Current price, USD: $3 268.653
Current price, BTC: 1.0000000
Market capitalization, USD: $56 962 247 297
Available supply: 17 426 825 BTC
Volume 24 hours, USD: $3 593 823 925
Mineable Yes

Bitcoin general information

General BTC facts, technical details and general information about Bitcoin crypto currency


How to describe bitcoin in plain English? It’s the first and currently most popular decentralized digital currency, which was created in 2008. The technology behind it is blockchain, a public ledger payment technology which takes intermediaries (such as banks and other service providers) out of the financial equation. Bitcoin’s emission is not controlled by anybody, the currency issue occurs through “mining” – the work of powerful computer processors around the globe using a program for calculating mathematical algorithms. This decentralization, i.e. absence of controlling institution, makes bitcoin independent from state regulators, banking and finance institutions and that is both an advantage and a drawback for the coin. As most financial regulators are still forming their position on this and other cryptocurrencies this year’s price rally has resulted in Wall Street gurus calling bitcoin a “fraud” and “bubble”. However, investors’ interest in bitcoin is seemingly unstoppable as more and more brokers and hedge funds are offering investment opportunities for crypto fans. If you want to add bitcoin in your investment portfolio, there are plenty of options for you: mining, trading bitcoin on one of cryptocurrency exchanges, accepting payment for your services in bitcoin, trading cryptocurrency using CFDs and event getting paid in bitcoin.

Historical data for Bitcoin

We list daily Bitcoin historical data for the past 10 days

Date Open, $ Min, $ Max, $ Market cap, $
16 December, 2018 3 267.354 3252.839 3293.364 56 935 278 585
15 December, 2018 3 253.226 3191.304 3292.479 56 683 886 319
14 December, 2018 3 312.513 3210.032 3319.44 57 710 692 594
13 December, 2018 3 417.345 3302.828 3444.317 59 531 040 452
12 December, 2018 3 451.820 3406.697 3520.353 60 126 776 180
11 December, 2018 3 490.401 3404.351 3490.401 60 793 308 440
10 December, 2018 3 557.770 3474.591 3569.613 61 960 788 391
9 December, 2018 3 493.992 3479.787 3647.774 60 844 162 210
8 December, 2018 3 428.555 3359.701 3510.914 59 699 834 471
7 December, 2018 3 404.789 3285.932 3491.277 59 280 652 734

BTC/USD Exchange Rates


Bitcoin to USD price chart — 7 days

BTC to USD price chart — 30 days

Bitcoin(BTC) price change (24h)

BTC price change 24 hours -0.53%
BTC price change 7 days -9.04%

Top 10 Cryptocurrencies

# Crypto Currency Price, USD 24 hours
1 Bitcoin (BTC) $3 268.653 -0.53%
2 XRP (XRP) $0.289 -1.35%
3 Ethereum (ETH) $85.961 -1.27%
4 Tether (USDT) $1.005 0.21%
5 Stellar (XLM) $0.097 -1.99%
6 EOS (EOS) $1.950 0.56%
7 Litecoin (LTC) $26.196 0.99%
8 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $81.915 0.24%
9 Bitcoin SV (BSV) $77.789 0.76%
10 TRON (TRX) $0.013 -0.14%

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