Bitcoin is the most commonly known cryptocurrency. It’s a decentralized digital currency that is secure and private and can be used in transactions worldwide. It carries with it a number of pros and cons and is currently rather volatile.

In this section we discuss everything Bitcoin including how it works, what it’s worth, how you can “mine Bitcoin”, and more.

Bitcoin Value

The value of Bitcoin has fluctuated between ten cents and a thousand dollars. Get the facts on the history of Bitcoin’s value.

Where Do Bitcoins Come From?

New Bitcoins are created through a process known as bitcoin mining. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins created.

What is a Blockchain?

A blockchain is a public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions. When new transactions are made “blocks” of transactions are added to the sequential blockchain.

Bitcoin Explained

A bitcoin is an encrypted, pseudo-anonymous, open source, decentralized, digital currency, capable of adaptive scaling, that uses a proof-of-work system.

How Does Bitcoin Work?

Bitcoin works by using encryption to transfer bitcoins between bitcoin wallets. Confirmed transactions are recorded on a public ledger (block chain).

Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

Cryptocurrency isn’t anonymous, but it is secure. Essentially coin owners use a public key tied to a private key to secure transactions. This means the public key can hypothetically be used to glean information about a real-world identity.

The Basics of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining is a way of describing the process of confirming transactions to the block chain. This process creates new bitcoins.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the original, highest valued, and most well known cryptocurrency. On this page we take a look at exactly what makes a Bitcoin a Bitcoin.

Uses of Bitcoin

You may know what bitcoin is and how to get it, but still be left wondering why you should care. There are quite a few unique properties of the bitcoin protocol which act as appealing reasons to use this cryptocurrency over other traditional currencies. In this section, we’ll look at some of the common reasons people use bitcoin and . . . read more

Is Bitcoin Legal?

Bitcoin is legal in the US, but it’s legality can be fuzzy in different parts of the world.