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Bitcoin

18862.2USD

-439.091 (-2.3%)

Market open

  • 350.4BUSD

    Market Cap

  • 28.2BUSD

    Daily Volume

  • 18.6MBTC

    Circulating Supply

  • 21MBTC

    Total Supply

  • Market Type

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    Broker

    Exchange

  • Trading Type

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    Spot

    Perpetual Futures

    Futures

  • Country

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    United States

    Germany

    United Kingdom

    China

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  1. Bybit logo

    Bybit

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    2.4BUSD

    18893USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
  2. BitMEX logo

    BitMEX

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    1.8BUSD

    18890USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  3. Phemex logo

    Phemex

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    865.5MUSD

    18898.5USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
  4. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Perpetual Futures50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    163.2MUSD

    18893.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  5. Bitfinex logo

    Bitfinex

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.2%

    184.9MUSD

    18890USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  6. Binance US logo

    Binance US

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.1%

    10MUSD

    18891.6USD

    United States
  7. Bitfinex logo

    Bitfinex

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    17.4MUSD

    18871USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  8. OKEx logo

    OKEx

    Perpetual Futures100x

    0.02%

    0.05%

    6.9MUSD

    18898.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
  9. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Spot

    0.16%

    0.26%

    109.1MUSD

    18900USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  10. BitMEX logo

    BitMEX

    FuturesBi-quarterly100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    38.8MUSD

    19008USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  11. OKCoin logo

    OKCoin

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.2%

    20MUSD

    18903.9USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  12. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    FuturesMonthly50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    7.7MUSD

    19016.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  13. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    FuturesQuarterly50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    2.7MUSD

    19495USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  14. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Futures50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    1.8MUSD

    19991USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  15. Deribit logo

    Deribit

    Perpetual Futures100x

    No Fee

    0.05%

    435.4MUSD

    18906USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  16. Coinbase Pro logo

    Coinbase Pro

    Spot

    0.5%

    0.5%

    303.6MUSD

    18897.5USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  17. FTX logo

    FTX

    Spot

    No Fee

    0.07%

    62.1MUSD

    18898USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -5% lifetime trading fee discount

  18. FTX logo

    FTX

    Perpetual Futures101x

    No Fee

    0.07%

    845.8MUSD

    18896USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -5% lifetime trading fee discount

  19. CEX.IO logo

    CEX.IO

    Spot

    0.16%

    0.25%

    4MUSD

    18910USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  20. Coinbase logo

    Coinbase

    Broker

    1.49%

    1.49%

    303.6MUSD

    18862.2USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  21. Gemini logo

    Gemini

    Spot

    0.5%

    0.5%

    32.2MUSD

    18900USD

    United Kingdom
    United States
  22. Deribit logo

    Deribit

    FuturesBi-quarterly100x

    No Fee

    0.05%

    15.7MUSD

    19471.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  23. Bittrex logo

    Bittrex

    Spot

    0.25%

    0.25%

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    18914.6USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
  24. Co

    Coinmama

    Broker

    -

    5.9%

    -

    18890.4USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is electronically created and stored. Unlike the euro or US dollar, Bitcoins are not physically printed or generated by any federal reserve, but are calculated by many people around the world using bare computing power. Bitcoin, like other digital currencies, is not subject to control by any state or centralised entity. It can be used to purchase goods and services, or to conduct financial market transactions. In doing so, Bitcoin performs the same functions as a conventional fiat currency. The most important characteristic of Bitcoin and key difference to other financial assets, is its decentralised nature. The Bitcoin network is not subject to any institutional control - the network controls itself. It was created by a software developer with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, whose identity has remained a mystery to this day. The network’s protocol was developed for a maximum of 21 million Bitcoins that can be mined by miners. These coins can be divided into smaller units, called Satoshis.

Bitcoin is solely based on mathematics and cryptography. There is no institutional organization behind the currency to ensure its value. The software is Open Source, which means that everyone can understand what the protocol does and whether it serves its purpose. The technology underlying Bitcoin is known as the blockchain and decisions in the network are made by its users via a consensus mechanism defined in the program code.

Bitcoin's price today is 18862.2 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of 28.2 Billion USD. BTC's price has changed -2.3% in the last 24 hours.

  • Website

    Official

  • Github

    Development

  • 3rd Jan 2009

    Genesis Block?

  • 67.81USD

    All time low

  • 19.8KUSD

    All time high

  • 18.5KUSD

    Daily low

  • 19.4KUSD

    Daily high

💡 Is Bitcoin a good investment?

Bitcoin automates the functions of a modern central bank and makes them predictable and virtually immutable by programming them into code decentralised among thousands of network members. No authority can decide on its fate, no central bank in the world can create more of it, and no-one can alter its code without the consent of the rest. This makes Bitcoin the first operational example of digital hard money, and its high stock-to-flow ratio are sure to ensure its value into the future. Despite other tokens becoming more suited for payments and micro transactions, Bitcoin’s massive market dominance and proven track record of several years of operation, make it unlikely to be usurped as the undisputed crypto heavyweight champion anytime soon.


  • Massive market dominance
  • Traded virtually everywhere crypto is traded
  • Global ecosystem and brand recognition
  • Active core and third-party development
  • Primary on- and off-ramp to fiat currencies

Where can you buy & trade Bitcoin?

A Bitcoin Exchange works like many trading places for digital currencies, where an electronic order book matches buyers and sellers according to defined rules. The price is decided by the market. If you find a seller for a certain price, you can buy his offer, and vice versa. A market is considered to be particularly liquid, if price moves in a healthy manner and your orders are filled quickly. A Bitcoin Broker, on the other hand, acts as a buyer and seller itself. The Broker is in possession of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies and buying coins can be as easy as ordering in an online shop.

The best exchange to trade Bitcoin with USD is the Bybit Perpetual Futures Market, where 1 BTC is worth 18893 USD with a 24 hour trading volume of 2.4 Billion USD.

🧠 What is the Bitcoin Halving?

Money is just like everything else - it’s value depends on supply and demand. Governments can create money at any time and central banks usually meet every few months to decide whether to adjust the monetary supply. But if a situation seems urgent, they can ramp things up immediately - as recently seen during the Corona crisis. Bitcoin, on the other hand, does not have banks, boards, or anyone in charge. A process known as the Halving decides how much Bitcoin to create.

Back in 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto had an idea: What if you took humans out of the financial equation entirely and created new money on a schedule that would last more than a hundred years? Well, it would be predictable and let people trust the system since they could make very long term plans. But for Bitcoin to be valuable, it needed to be scarce - similar to Gold. Nakamoto, therefore, set the maximum number of Bitcoins to 21 million, limiting its supply. Thanks to the Halving, this supply is slowly eased into circulation by mining. In the early days, the protocol gave away 50 Bitcoins every ten minutes. As time passed, that number went down with the reward halving every 4 years. The code underlying the network dictates that the mining reward is cut in half until it reaches zero and no new coins are mined.

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