What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be sent electronically from one user to another without the need for a central authority. Transactions are recorded on a public ledger called the blockchain. It was created in 2009 by an individual or group of individuals using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is often referred to as a cryptocurrency, a digital currency, or a virtual currency.

Bitcoin uses a technology called blockchain, which is a decentralized public ledger that records all bitcoin transactions. When a transaction is made, it is broadcast to the network and verified by other users called “miners.” Miners use powerful computers to process the transactions and secure the network by solving complex mathematical puzzles. Once a miner solves the puzzle and validates the transaction, it is added to the blockchain. The miner is then rewarded with a certain number of newly created bitcoins.

As the blockchain is decentralized, it means that it is not controlled by any government or institution, and it operates on a peer-to-peer network. This means that anyone can send and receive bitcoins directly, without the need for a middleman.

The number of bitcoins in circulation is limited, and there will only ever be 21 million bitcoins created. This scarcity is similar to gold, which is why it is often compared to digital gold.

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