Bitcoin is up 33.9% from the year’s low of $17,592.78.
Bitcoin rises 5.11% to $23564.93. Bitcoin rose 5.11% to $23,564.93 at 22:05 GMT on Tuesday, adding $1,145.77 to its previous close.
Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is up 33.9% from the year’s low of $17,592.78 on June 18.
Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 0.33% to $1,575.88 on Tuesday, losing $5.27 from its previous close.
Bitcoin (₿) is a decentralized digital currency that can be transferred on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network.
Bitcoin transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.
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The cryptocurrency was invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the name Satoshi Nakamoto.
The currency began use in 2009when its implementation was released as open-source software.
Bitcoin has been described as an economic bubble by at least eight Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences recipients.
The word bitcoin was defined in a white paper published on 31 October 2008. It is a compound of the words bit and coin.
No uniform convention for bitcoin capitalization exists; some sources use Bitcoin, capitalized, to refer to the technology and network and bitcoin, lowercase, for the unit of account.
The Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Oxford English Dictionary advocate the use of lowercase bitcoin in all cases.
It is also not uncommon for cryptocurrency in general to be called “bitcoin” (in a similar sense to “Xerox” being used for any photocopier) by people unfamiliar with crypto, but such usage is discouraged.
A few local and national governments are officially using bitcoin in some capacity; El Salvador and the Central African Republic have adopted Bitcoin as legal tender, while Ukraine is accepting bitcoin donations to fund the resistance against the Russian invasion.