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Bitcoin

42134.1USD

-660.192 (-1.5%)

Market open

  • 802.4BUSD

    Market Cap

  • 17.6BUSD

    Daily Volume

  • 18.9MBTC

    Circulating Supply

  • 21MBTC

    Total Supply

  • Market Type

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    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. FTX logo

    FTX

    Spot

    0.02%

    0.07%

    274.1MUSD

    42182USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -5% lifetime trading fee discount

  2. Bybit logo

    Bybit

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    1.1BUSD

    42155USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
  3. BitMEX logo

    BitMEX

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.01%

    0.05%

    573.3MUSD

    42152USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  4. FTX logo

    FTX

    Perpetual Futures101x

    0.02%

    0.07%

    2.6BUSD

    42193USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -5% lifetime trading fee discount

  5. Phemex logo

    Phemex

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    859.2MUSD

    42151.5USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
  6. Bitfinex logo

    Bitfinex

    Perpetual Futures100x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    167.5MUSD

    42177USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  7. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Perpetual Futures50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    100.9MUSD

    42183USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  8. Bitfinex logo

    Bitfinex

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.2%

    114.4MUSD

    42161USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  9. Binance US logo

    Binance US

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.1%

    20.7MUSD

    42171.4USD

    United States
  10. OKEx logo

    OKEx

    Perpetual Futures100x

    0.02%

    0.05%

    4.3MUSD

    42177.6USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
  11. Deribit logo

    Deribit

    Futures50x

    -0.01%

    0.05%

    2.7MUSD

    42192.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  12. Bybit logo

    Bybit

    FuturesQuarterly100x

    -0.025%

    0.075%

    8.5MUSD

    43370.5USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
  13. OKCoin logo

    OKCoin

    Spot

    0.1%

    0.2%

    4.7MUSD

    42159.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  14. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    FuturesQuarterly50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    3.6MUSD

    42491.5USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  15. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    FuturesMonthly50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    2.6MUSD

    42149USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  16. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Futures50x

    -0.02%

    0.075%

    1.1MUSD

    42943USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  17. Coinbase Pro logo

    Coinbase Pro

    Spot

    0.5%

    0.5%

    423.6MUSD

    42174.1USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  18. Deribit logo

    Deribit

    Perpetual Futures50x

    No Fee

    0.05%

    307.7MUSD

    42160USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  19. Kraken logo

    Kraken

    Spot

    0.16%

    0.26%

    66.3MUSD

    42163.8USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  20. CEX.IO logo

    CEX.IO

    Spot

    0.16%

    0.25%

    1.6MUSD

    42153.8USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  21. Coinbase logo

    Coinbase

    Broker

    1.49%

    1.49%

    422.3MUSD

    42162.4USD

    Germany
    United Kingdom
    United States
  22. Gemini logo

    Gemini

    Spot

    0.5%

    0.5%

    25.7MUSD

    42178.6USD

    United Kingdom
    United States
  23. Bittrex logo

    Bittrex

    Spot

    0.25%

    0.25%

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    42134.1USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom
  24. Deribit logo

    Deribit

    FuturesBi-quarterly50x

    No Fee

    0.05%

    ! 988.9KUSD

    44584USD

    China
    Germany
    United Kingdom

    -10% trading fee discount for 6 months

  25. Co

    Coinmama

    Broker

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    6.2%

    -

    42160.6USD

    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 42134.1 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of 17.6 Billion USD. BTC's price has changed -1.5% in the last 24 hours.

  • Website

    Official

  • Github

    Development

  • 3rd Jan 2009

    Genesis Block?

  • 67.81USD

    All time low

  • 69.0KUSD

    All time high

  • 41.6KUSD

    Daily low

  • 42.9KUSD

    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 FTX Spot Market, where 1 BTC is worth 42182 USD with a 24 hour trading volume of 274.1 Million 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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