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Value statistics

An overview showing the statistics of Bitcoin, such as the base and quote currency, the rank, and trading volume.

Price to USD $ 20,375.16
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Rank
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1
24h volume
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$ 33.19 billion
Market cap
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$ 390.61 billion
Fully diluted market cap
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$ 427.88 billion
All-time high (daily avg.)
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$ 68,763.41 on 11/10/2021

Supply information

View the total and circulating supply of Bitcoin, including details on how the supplies are calculated.

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Circulating supply
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19.17 million BTC
Total supply
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19.17 million BTC
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21.00 million BTC
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What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the first digital currency that allows users to send and receive money, without the interference of a central bank or government. Instead, a network of thousands of peers is controlling the transactions; a decentralized system.

Why does bitcoin have value?

Bitcoin’s useful qualities (decentralized, borderless, secure) aren’t the only reason the coin is worth so much. Due to its scarcity (and it’s hard to produce), Bitcoin is often nicknamed ‘Digital Gold’, in reference to ‘classic’ physical gold. Like gold, Bitcoin also has a finite supply of coins available; there will only ever be 21 million bitcoin. And now you know why the creation of new bitcoins is also called mining.

No inflation in bitcoin

Bitcoin was invented in response to a few concerns the inventor(s) had, such as inflation. Its supply is limited, so one cannot just devalue the currency by printing more, as governments often do with fiat currencies (USD, EUR, etc.).

As people look for alternative places to keep their money rather than losing value in a negative interest rate account, Bitcoin becomes more appealing. Big global companies, such as Tesla and MicroStrategy already purchased serious amounts of Bitcoin. And it's only a matter of time that other companies will follow. This also ensures that the value remains or continues to increase.

Who built Bitcoin

In 2008, Bitcoin was invented by an anonymous person or group named Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2009, Bitcoin was released as open-source software. Nakamoto’s real identity is still unknown, although there are many theories about who it might be. Decentralization is one of Bitcoin’s most important principles, and that’s why this anonymity is perfectly in line.

The technology of Bitcoin

The Bitcoin blockchain is a database, the so-called ‘ledger’, that consists of bitcoin transaction records. For new transactions to be added to the ledger, the nodes must agree that the transaction is real and valid. The blockchain is public and contains records of all the transactions taking place.

How to buy bitcoin?

Continue reading this blog article on how to buy your first bitcoin.

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Best exchanges to buy Bitcoin

The top crypto exchanges that have Bitcoin available for trading, ranked by 24h trading volume and the current price.

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Markets

A list of the top Bitcoin markets across all crypto exchanges based on the highest 24h trading volume, with their current price.

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