Example of a trading transaction with Bitcoin
Bitcoin is the first of all existing cryptocurrencies and stably occupies the largest market share by the volume of capitalization which reached the size of over $ 328 billion at its peak of growth on December 2017. The origin of the world's main cryptocurrency is associated with an anonymous person or a group of people known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. In November 2008, many experts in the field of cryptography received a letter from an anonymous sender signed by this pseudonym, where the principles of Bitcoin were described. This document was called 'Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System'. On January 03, 2009, the Bitcoin zero block (Genesis Block) appeared, and on January 12, 2009 the first Bitcoin transaction between Nakamoto and Hal Finney took place. On this day the new cryptocurrency was launched. Bitcoin is known for its high volatility - its exchange rate has experienced many sharp leaps and falls, but people still trust this currency: 14 million people have Bitcoin wallets. Bitcoin is not provided with gold or international agreements, but it has all the characteristics inherent to traditional money: uniformity, divisibility, portability, longevity, distinctness and security.