Bitcoin BTC - Live Bitcoin prices from all markets and BTC coin market Capitalization.
|24 Hour Change||-0.63 %|
|Market Cap||$ 62,431,892,962|
|24 Hour Volume||$ 4,859,317,833|
|24 Hour vWAP||$ 3,575.3123|
|USD||$ 3,627.682000||EUR||€ 3,192.722928|
|GBP||£ 2,816.731827||AUD||$ 5,082.349833|
|CAD||$ 4,827.548705||CHF||CHF 3,620.568116|
|JPY||¥ 397,044.353377||CNY||¥ 24,668.923232|
|KRW||₩ 4,101,928.867860||RUB||руб 240,862.485767|
|ZAR||R 50,297.147064||NOK||kr 31,095.525141|
|BRL||R$ 13,620.857605||IDR||Rp 51,564,778.868500|
|INR||₹ 258,675.086392||MXN||$ 69,608.324984|
|TRY||₺ 19,327.110699||MYR||RM 14,975.267191|
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! ... The price of bitcoin skyrocketed into the thousands in 2017.
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.
Bitcoins can be used to buy merchandise anonymously. In addition, international payments are easy and cheap because bitcoins are not tied to any country or subject to regulation. Small businesses may like them because there are no credit card fees. Some people just buy bitcoins as an investment, hoping that they’ll go up in value.
Many marketplaces called “bitcoin exchanges” allow people to buy or sell bitcoins using different currencies. Coinbase is a leading exchange, along with Bitstamp and Bitfinex. But security can be a concern: bitcoins worth tens of millions of dollars were stolen from Bitfinex when it was hacked in 2016.