ATH Market Cap
24 Trade Vol.
Vol. (24h) / MCap
(93.5% of Max Supply)
17 Mar 2010
All Time High
10 Nov 2021
All Time Low
6 Jan 2011
Bitcoin is an innovative Internet Protocol with or provide anonymous peer-to-peer digital value transactions without the need of a central authority or a bank to execute transactions, which means it is fully decentralized.
Bitcoins has become reality via the collective consensus of the network nodes. Bitcoin is open-source, open to the public, and no one has control over it.
Bitcoin transactions are:
These transactions are tracked on a distributed ledger, commonly referred to as a blockchain. This ledger records every bitcoin transaction ever made. Each “block” in the blockchain is built up of a data structure based on encrypted Merkle Trees. This is particularly useful for detecting fraud or corrupt files. Even if a single file is corrupt or fraudulent, the blockchain prevents it from damaging the rest of the ledger.
The Bitcoin total supply is stable and predefined at 21 million Bitcoins. More Bitcoins cannot be issued as a result BTC won't be debased. Bitcoin’s blockchain inherent rules guarantee that only 21 million Bitcoins will ever exist. On May 11, 2020, BTC experienced its third block reward halving. Today around 900BTC are mined every 24 hours. It will be halved once every four years or so till the last bitcoin has been mined. In actuality, the final bitcoin is hardly to be mined till around the year 2140. Additionally, there are no storage costs as Bitcoins do not take up any physical space regardless of the amount.
How does Bitcoin work?
The underlying technologies behind Bitcoin are public-key cryptography, peer-to-peer networking, and Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism for payment verification. One of Bitcoin’s most appealing features is its verification process, which minimizes the risk of fraud. Bitcoin is decentralized and kept secure by “miners” — continuously verifying transactions and getting block rewards in exchange for their work. Once a specific amount of transactions are verified, another block is added to the blockchain and the process continues as usual.
Each payment transaction is broadcasted to the network and included in the blockchain to avoid double-spending. After a couple of minutes, each transaction is securely stored on the blockchain by the massive amount of processing power that continues to extend the blockchain.
By default the Bitcoin price is provided in USD. But you can easily switch the Bitcoin chart to Euros, British Pounds, Japanese yen, and Russian Roubles using the currency switcher at the top right corner of the CryptoRank.io website.
Bitcoin's current price is $ 61,120, it has dropped -0.57% over the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin's All Time High (ATH) of $ 68,672 was reached on 10 Nov 2021, and is currently -11% down.
The current circulating supply of Bitcoin is 19.64 Million coins, and the maximum supply of Bitcoin is 21.00 Million.
Bitcoin’s 24 hour trading volume is $ 30.13 Billions.
Bitcoin (BTC) operates on its own blockchain and can be minted.
Bitcoin's current share of the entire cryptocurrency market is 50.41%, with a market capitalization of $ 1.20 Trillion.