2018 was a torrid year for cryptocurrencies. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped an astonishing 73% since it opened at $13,850.50 on January 1st, 2018. It closed on December 31st, 2018 at $3,709.50.
Despite the hammering the BTC price took over 2018, it is still the biggest, most well known, and most widely traded cryptocurrency around. It is the largest of the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation.
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Latest Bitcoin price commentary
Current live BTC price information and interactive charts are available on our site 24 hours a day. The ticker bar at the top of every page on our site has the latest BTC price. Pricing is also available in a range of different currency equivalents:
US Dollar – BTCUSD
British Pound Sterling – BTCGBP
Japanese Yen – BTCJPY
Euro – BTCEUR
Australian Dollar – BTCAUD
Russian Rouble – BTCRUB
In addition, we regularly publish a BTC price analysis:
In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On October 31st, 2008, a paper was published called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. This was authored by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. To date, no one knows who this person, or people, are.
The paper outlined a method of using a P2P network for electronic transactions without “relying on trust”. On January 3rd, 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”), which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
Our site is packed full of content and resources if you want to find out more in depth information about cryptocurrencies.
As with any investment, it pays to do some homework before you part with your money. The prices of cryptocurrencies are volatile and go up and down quickly. This page is not recommending a particular currency or whether you should invest or not.
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