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Performance of Bitcoin

The price of Bitcoin is $50,697, up 3.8% over 24 hours.

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About Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) is the earliest and most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin can be used for international transactions, but due to slow transaction times averaging 30 mins, bitcoin is commonly seen as a longer-term store of value, similar to gold. Around 19 million bitcoins exist in circulation, with the total global supply capped at 21 million. This makes bitcoin deflationary, meaning its value is expected to increase over time as the supply of new bitcoins diminishes.

Bitcoin Stats
In 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto
21m coins in total, ~19m in circulation (90%)

How to Trade Bitcoin

Are you looking to long or short Bitcoin?

Cryptocurrency exchanges are the most common way to trade bitcoin as a digital asset. Most exchanges are unregulated and traders should be mindful of the risk of hacks and mishandling of funds.
CFDs (Contracts for Difference) allow traders to gain exposure to price movements in bitcoin without physically holding bitcoin. A trader can buy bitcoin CFDs to benefit from a price rise, or short sell bitcoin CFDs to benefit from a price fall, never needing to hold the physical asset.
After careful evaluation of several CFD exchanges, we recommend Plus500 for their
CFD Service. Your capital is at risk. CFDs are exciting and innovative, but as with all financial instruments, it is important to understand the risks.

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Last update 2021-12-07T02:00:29Z UTC
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