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The world of crypto is bigger than you think

Blockchain

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What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network, global, without a central authority, open to all, transparent and resistant to censorship. It can be used as a payment network, a store of value, and to a lesser extent as a data storage solution.

How does Bitcoin work?

Bitcoin is an innovative peer-to-peer payment network and a new form of money. Bitcoin is decentralised and is not controlled by any company or government. Any user can become a “node” of the network, which means that he can check the validity of transactions by himself.

History of Bitcoin

After the subprime crisis and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, which demonstrated the profound shortcomings of the current financial system, the Bitcoin whitepaper, detailing the functioning of the protocol, was published on October 31, 2008.

Why Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is an alternative system that is disconnected from traditional financial systems. With Bitcoin, for the first time, the currency is not under the control of governments or banks. Using Bitcoin means relying on a transparent system governed by mathematical laws that can be verified by everyone.

What is the Lightning Network?

The Lightning Network is a payment channel network where all hosts are connected peer-to-peer without any central hierarchy, forming a net-like structure. Each node can therefore receive, send, and relay transactions. These new features are a significant improvement over what Bitcoin already offers.

What determines the price of Bitcoin?

Like other assets, the value of Bitcoin is determined by supply and demand in marketplaces. But what are the factors that influence the analysis of the different actors and push them to put a buy or sell order at a given price?

What is the best Bitcoin wallet?

The first step before choosing the Bitcoin wallet best suited to your needs is to understand what a wallet is. Each solution addresses different needs and levels of knowledge

Can Bitcoin be hacked?

A strong paradigm in Bitcoin is based on its supposedly absolute security, with its immutable and unhackable blockchain. Yet, we often hear about hackers in the Bitcoin world, with sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars stolen. What is it really like?

Why 21 million as the number of bitcoins to be created?

An essential characteristic of the Bitcoin protocol is the strict limit on the number of bitcoins that can be created: it is stipulated that no more than 21 million bitcoins can ever be created.

Who controls Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the creation of a person or group of people hiding behind the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto”. If Satoshi came back tomorrow, would he be able to control Bitcoin? Is the protocol really secure?

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