Bitcoin

BTC

Issue Time

3 January 2009

Total Supply

21000000

Circulation

18668000

Website

https://bitcoin.org/en/

White paper

https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper

Explorer

Blockchain.com

Project Introduction

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. It is a decentralized digital currency that is based on cryptography. As such, it can operate without the need of a central authority like a central bank or a company. It is unlike government-issued or fiat currencies such as US Dollars or Euro in which they are controlled by the country’s central bank. The decentralized nature allows it to operate on a peer-to-peer network whereby users are able to send funds to each other without going through intermediaries.