The latest Bitcoin (BTC) price is US$6,430. Today (13/9/18 12:28) the price has risen by 1.55%, during this week by 3.96%, and during this month it fell by 8.48%. Bitcoin has seen its price drop this year but it’s not alone – during August the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalisation lost $27bn in value.
Bitcoin has not lost as much as some cryptocurrencies this year. For example, TRON has seen large consistent price falls.
However, the current price still represents a huge drop from the opening position of US$13,794 in January 2018. That’s half its value in just over eight months.
- One day up by 1.55%
- One week up by 3.96%
- One month down by 8.48%
Latest Bitcoin price and weekly, daily & monthly price movement as at 13/9/18 12:28. All prices via Investing.com.
Latest Bitcoin price
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In August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. On 31st October 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 3rd January 2009, the Bitcoin network came into existence. Nakamoto mined block number “0” (or the “genesis block”) which had a reward of 50 Bitcoins.
Bitcoin is the first, the leading and the biggest cryptocurrency in the world. It’s so significant that if we look at the market capitalisation of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies (as of 3rd September 2018), almost 63% of the £201bn total value is made up of Bitcoin.
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