What is Bitcoin (BTC)? — The Origins, Rise and Potential Future for the Original Cryptocurrency

Clark Wayne
Jul 1, 2019 · 7 min read

With the majority of focus surrounding the crypto market focused squarely on Bitcoin, it’s no surprise that its price has exploded to over $19,000 and has a market cap nearing $200bn at the time of writing.

As the most traded cryptocurrency by both volume and value, it’s quickly taken its place in 2017’s…