Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at $18,144.05 today, December 14, according to Live Coin Watch.
This price is 103% compared to its value 24 hours ago and 108% compared to the same day last week.
The current token domain (market cap) is $348,978,625,306.
Bitcoin is the most important cryptocurrency (virtual currency) today. Increasingly recognized around the world, it can be used to purchase products and services.
Each bitcoin is like a file that is stored in a “digital wallet”, whether it is on your mobile phone, computer or tablet. Individuals and businesses can transfer bitcoins or part of a bitcoin between different digital wallets.
Each of these transactions is recorded on a public ledger called the blockchain. In this way, it is possible to find out the history of bitcoin to prevent theft, fake copies or reversal of transactions.
There are three main ways to get bitcoin. They can be purchased for real money (for example, dollars); goods and services can be sold and paid for in bitcoins; and they can be “mined” (created, as the jargon of the cryptocurrency market says) on a computer.
In order to mine or create new bitcoins, powerful computers are needed, which, after performing extremely complex computational calculations, receive bitcoin as a reward.