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Bitcoin (BTC) price to USD & live value of today

Bitcoin (BTC) live price in US dollar (USD). View statistics about today's value, market cap and supply.

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Price to USD 24h change
$ 12,820.54
+7.56%
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    BTC value statistics

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

    Price to USD $ 12,820.54
    Price to BTC 1.00 BTC
    Rank 1
    24h volume $ 24.25 billion
    Market cap $ 237.48 billion
    All-time high $ 19,500.47 on 12/18/2017

    Supply information

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

    18.52 million BTC
    Details
    Total supply 18.52 million BTC
    There are no burned, team or smart contract locked balances to subtract.
    Circulating supply 18.52 million BTC
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    Circulating supply 18.52 million BTC
    Total supply 18.52 million BTC

    Top Bitcoin exchanges

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

    Exchanges 24h volume & price
    $ 1.76 billion
    $ 12,846.54
    $ 1.71 billion
    $ 12,842.26
    $ 1.68 billion
    $ 12,812.12
    $ 1.47 billion
    $ 12,846.17
    $ 946.55 million
    $ 12,845.30
    All BTC exchanges

    Top Bitcoin markets

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

    Markets 24h volume & price
    1 BTC/USDT BitOffer
    $ 1.28 billion
    $ 12,848.02
    2 BTC/USDT WenX Pro
    $ 1.21 billion
    $ 12,851.25
    3 BTC/USDT Binance
    $ 1.21 billion
    $ 12,846.74
    4 BTC/USDT CoinDCX
    $ 1.20 billion
    $ 12,810.26
    5 BTC/USDT Huobi Global
    $ 758.57 million
    $ 12,848.99
    All BTC markets

    What is Bitcoin

    Bitcoin (BTC) is the first decentralized digital currency that can be sent through the internet globally, without using an intermediary; such as financial institutions, like a (central) bank or agency. The Bitcoin transactions are controlled by many of its users, instead of a few entities. The processing of these transactions is called ‘mining’; new Bitcoin transactions, known as blocks, are added to the record of past transactions on the blockchain. In return, they get awarded with Bitcoin.

    The goal of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin was invented as a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no third party as an intermediary. Bitcoin was created because of a few main concerns of the inventor, like manipulation of the money supply, with inflation as result; profitable monopolies and oligopolies in financial services, such as the high fees for international money transfers; and tracking the money used by people.

    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.

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