What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin (or BTC) is the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency. Launched in 2009, its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, established Bitcoin as a “peer-to-peer digital cash system”. This means payments can be made between two individuals without using a third-party, such as a bank.

The cryptocurrency has revolutionised how we perceive digital money. Bitcoin’s value is based on scarcity, as only 21 million tokens will ever be created. This means it is also considered a deflationary asset.

The first documented item purchased with BTC was pizza! In 2010, 10,000 BTC was exchanged for two large pizzas from Papa John’s. At today’s BTC prices, this purchase is worth over AU$600 million.

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BTC Markets awarded ISO 27001 security certification by BSI

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