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History of Bitcoin

Beginning

Satoshi Nakamoto starts working on the Bitcoin concept

2007

May 22

First real-world Bitcoin transaction: 10.000 bitcoins for a pizza

2010

August

The digital coin splits into Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash

2017

October

Bitcoin under scrutiny by SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission)

2019

January 12

The first transaction of 10 bitcoins takes place between Satoshi and Hal Finney

2009

November 6

Bitcoin's market capitalization exceeds $1 million

2010

December

Bitcoin spikes up to $20,000

2017

May

Third halving for Bitcoin scheduled

2020

Factors impacting Bitcoin price

Regulation

Any future regulation change can impact cryptos both in a positive or negative way.

Supply

Bitcoin's availability is in line with the rate of mining it.

Bitcoin news

Public perception and media coverage affect Bitcoin price.

Adoption

The more Bitcoin is adopted as an alternative method of payment, the better for its valuation

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Bitcoin’s effect on the financial markets

  • As crypto-mining systems started flooding the world, chipmakers like Nvidia or AMD have seen their profits soar in late 2017 and early 2018, due to the high demand of video cards that power-up mining rigs.

  • PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel recently announced he will fund his first Bitcoin mining facility in West Texas – 30 acres, tens of millions of dollars invested.

  • Giants like Microsoft supported the industry as well by creating open-source programs based on crypto technology.

Bitcoin’s effect on the financial markets

How to trade Bitcoin

There are a couple of ways to trade Bitcoin: you can use an exchange, or you can trade BTC via CFDs (contracts for difference).

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