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When r/Bitcoin moderators began censoring content and banning users they disagreed with, r/btc became a community for free and open crypto discussion. This happened long before the creation of Bitcoin Cash.

Over the years /r/btc became community of historians & torchbearers, preservers of Satoshi's Bitcoin for future generations.

Welcome to /r/btc!

When r/Bitcoin moderators began censoring content and banning users they disagreed with, r/btc became a community for free and open crypto discussion. This happened long before the creation of Bitcoin Cash.

Over the years /r/btc became community of historians & torchbearers, preservers of Satoshi's Bitcoin for future generations. In this place you can learn what "Bitcoin" means and what it truly represents.

Bitcoin is the currency of the Internet. A distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money. Unlike traditional currencies such as dollars, bitcoins are issued and managed without the need for any central authority whatsoever.

There is no government, company, or bank in charge of Bitcoin. As such, it is more resistant to wild inflation and corrupt banks. With Bitcoin, you can be your own bank. Read the original Bitcoin Whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto.

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[Giveaway] Free Bitcoin t-shirts, just upvote and comment to enter! In honor of the 4th Bitcoin halving

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Some samples of our top sellers and Rules and Guidelines, below.

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Rules and Guidelines:

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*Winner must have their item shipped to a US location

Rules: Accounts must be at least 5 days old to enter and one entry per person. Otherwise, just upvote and comment and you're in!

Raffle will be open from now until whenever the next bitcoin halving happens.

Winner selection: randomly selected via: https://www.redditraffler.com/. We'll also post an update on this post.

Winners will be contacted through DM from this account. Once we know where to ship the tees, they will be on their way!

21:27 UTC


Halving ✅


21:10 UTC


Do you think this downward trend will continue for a few more days? I’m in a bit of a predicament.

So I made the mistake of buying some bitcoin when I really couldn’t afford to a couple months ago. My intention is to continually add to it like a savings almost and DCA. Now I need it for a bill coming up on the 22nd, and I wish I had sold when it was at 72,000 but I got greedy and decided to take the risk and wait til the 22nd. Now it’s significantly less and trending down, so I wonder if my best bet is to sell now and not risk andy more losses before the 22nd. Of course I know all we can do is speculate but not sure if these trends usually last a while.

Edit: Oh shoot I forgot this is the bitcoin cash sub lol.

19:20 UTC


Ethereum's Pectra Update: A Step Towards a More User-Friendly and Secure Crypto Ecosystem

Positive news for Ethereum (ETH) users! A long-awaited update, codenamed Pectra, is scheduled for release later this year and will bring improvements to user experience. This update will allow wallets to delegate certain tasks to smart contracts, enabling features like approving multiple transactions at once, paying gas fees with different cryptocurrencies, and even offering advanced security and account recovery. While a potential vulnerability exists, experts believe well-designed wallets can mitigate this risk.

17:05 UTC


Ethereum Price Surges Past $3,000 as Bulls Regain Control

There's positive momentum for Ethereum (ETH) as it recovers from a dip below $3,000. The price bounced back and is now trading above $3,000, with a chance to reach even higher levels if it overcomes resistance near $3,250. Analysts see potential for ETH to climb towards $3,620 and even $3,750 if it surpasses key hurdles. This positive trend comes after a decline from $3,550, but bulls came in to buy near $2,550, preventing a deeper fall.

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16:51 UTC


btcrecover bitcoin blockchain.com wallet compatibility


I have a problem with one wallet. I lost the blockchain.com password and a seed phrase was never created, but I have a fair idea of what the password could be. I used btcrecover to get the wallet.aes.json file and run a few token lists on it to no success. However, I recently tried another blockchain account of mine and I was able to access it with password. Out of curiosity, I ran btcrecover on the second wallet with token lists and password lists which should both have found the password - as I entered it in both lists - but btcrecover finished the search without finding the password. That makes me think that all of the searches I have run on the first wallet were wasted as btcrecover seems not to acknowledge the correct password even when it is in the lists. Is anyone familiar with this problem or have any recommendations? Both wallets were created in 2015/16. I would greatly appreciate any help on this. I would love to get btcrecover to register the right password on the second wallet so I know it works and can be confident in running the searches on the first wallet.

15:55 UTC


ZRP Ecosystem Update


The $ZRP ecosystem has grown a lot in the past 3 months:
📺Advertisements: Advertisers can buy and use $ZRP tokens to advertise. Users can earn $ZRP to interact with ADs

💱Liquidity Pool & Swaps: You can lock your $ZRP tokens in a liquidity pool to earn yield. You can also use $BCH to buy $ZRP and vice versa.

🏆Rewards, Quizzes & Zealy Users get rewarded with $ZRP tokens for completing simple tasks, participating in quizzes, etc

This is just the beginning. A lot of cool things to come in the future!

12:45 UTC


Moral Story with Bitcoin

Antonio had always been fascinated by technology. From a young age, he was drawn to computers, spending countless hours tinkering with code and exploring the depths of the internet. It was no surprise when he eventually found himself immersed in the world of cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin.

In 2015, when the price of Bitcoin was a mere $238.53, Antonio decided to dip his toes into the market. With whatever spare funds he could muster, he purchased his first fraction of a Bitcoin. It was an exciting time, filled with the promise of a decentralized future.

As time went on, Antonio's belief in Bitcoin only grew stronger. He watched as the price fluctuated, sometimes soaring to new heights and other times dipping unexpectedly. Through it all, he remained steadfast in his conviction that cryptocurrency was the way of the future.

By 2019, Antonio had accumulated a modest sum of 13 Bitcoins. While he still didn't consider himself wealthy by any means, the value of his Bitcoin holdings had grown significantly. In June of that year, the price of Bitcoin reached $10,000, meaning Antonio's investment was now worth over $130,000. It was a staggering realization for someone who had started with so little.

But just as Antonio's fortunes seemed to be on the rise, tragedy struck. His younger brother fell gravely ill, and the cost of treatment was far beyond what their family could afford. Antonio was faced with a gut-wrenching decision – he could either hold onto his Bitcoin and watch helplessly as his brother suffered, or he could sell his investment to fund the medical care that his brother desperately needed.

For Antonio, the choice was clear. Family always came first. With a heavy heart, he made the decision to sell his Bitcoin, knowing that it was the only way to ensure his brother's well-being. It was a bittersweet moment – while parting with his beloved Bitcoin was undoubtedly painful, knowing that it was being used to help someone he loved made it somewhat easier to bear.

In the end, Antonio's brother made a full recovery, thanks in no small part to the funds raised from the sale of Antonio's Bitcoin. It was a powerful reminder that sometimes, cryptocurrency can be more than just a speculative investment – it can be a lifeline in times of need. And for Antonio, it was a lesson that he would never forget.

07:19 UTC


BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Inflows Signal Renewed Institutional Interest in Crypto

Positive signs are emerging for Bitcoin as evidenced by inflows into BlackRock's Bitcoin ETF, a popular choice for investors seeking easy exposure to the cryptocurrency. This renewed interest from institutional investors suggests growing confidence in Bitcoin's future, despite recent market volatility. Furthermore, the ETF's backing by physical Bitcoin and low expense ratio offer investors both ownership and cost-effectiveness.

05:04 UTC


Crypto mining companies share values crashing over 50% ahead of BTC halving. We will see many bankrupt miners as the halving hits and rewards get cut in half. CLSK, RIOT, MARA.

21:44 UTC


Accept Bitcoin Cash Easily: How to Use Cash Tags for Business Invoicing ...

20:45 UTC


Move-to-Earn App Stepn Teams Up with Adidas to Launch Exclusive NFT Sneakers

Exclusive NFT Sneakers

Fitness app Stepn is partnering with sportswear giant Adidas to launch a collection of Solana-based NFT sneakers. This year-long collaboration marks a major milestone for the move-to-earn industry, bringing together a popular lifestyle app with a globally recognized brand. The Stepn x Adidas Genesis Sneakers will be available on the MOOAR NFT marketplace for 10,000 GMT each (roughly $2,500), with a mix of early access opportunities and public raffles. These sneakers will allow players in the Stepn app to earn the app's GMT cryptocurrency by walking, jogging, or running, potentially offering a competitive advantage due to their unique properties.

18:29 UTC


Bitcoin is down almost 15% this week... I told you it was a scam!"

15:48 UTC


We may see BCHBull add the ability to get stock market exposure, eg. Buy $500 worth of BCH, then swap that BCH for S&P500 exposure, hedger gets SP500 exposure, longer gets BCH exposure, thats a win/win for both sides. It also adds investment opportunities for the unbanked eg. people in africa.

15:16 UTC


Are you hodling strong or taking some profits?

08:22 UTC


Bitcoin Miners Facing Off Against AI Boom Ahead of Halving

Despite facing new competition from the booming AI industry for resources like cheap energy and land, Bitcoin miners are in a positive position. The upcoming halving, which cuts the reward for mining new coins in half, incentivizes miners to be more efficient, and many companies report being financially comfortable thanks to previous capital raises. This has led to a situation where chip manufacturers are eager to offer bulk deals to miners with cash flow, further solidifying their position in the crypto landscape.

04:58 UTC


If BCH Blocks are bigger than BTC, what's stopping me to fill it?

I wonder if blocks on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain are so big, which is why the fee is so low (which I do like), then what's stopping me from conducting spam attacks by sending millions of 1sat/B transactions to fill these blocks too. Then how would the situation be any different than what's BTC today?

03:21 UTC


If you're going to buy in anything now...

So if you have the money to spend then do your own thing, I'd say in the perspective of the halving occurring we've got pretty much 3 days left, what I've done? Sold a few days ago when BTC was over $70,000, and why? It pretty self explanatory that the price was going to decrease to almost less than $60,000, that's just what I thought, and I want to keep my cash for when or if the market tanks. If these prices aren't a sign that the markets tanking then with all do respect do your own thing. I'm not one of these idiots trying to tell you what to do and all that bs. So back to what I was saying, from my observation of the PA and seeing that there is pretty much 3 days left until the halving I believe there's going to be decrease in price within these next few days, and if not on the day of the halving we may see a significant decrease/or the significant decrease has already happened and BTC will stay in these ranges of price from $60,000 being the bottom and $65,000 being the top for a bit (I doubt that though). So what price do I think BTC is going to decrease to just before or following after the halving? I think A. BTC will tank and the whole market will decrease to $50,000 levels and start further decreasing to $30,000 in the next months, or B. BTC price will decrease the furthest to $50,000 maybe even $53,000 being the bottom and slowly start correcting in price and hitting up to $65,000 afterwards in the next weeks, when the price does correct I think BTC will then be hitting levels of up to $75,000 and $80,000 and gaining a massive amount of volume and momentum entering into a new zone in price and hitting all time highs, this is what makes sense though, let me know what you guys think about my analysis.

new scenario:
I did forget to add the next scenario that may happen, and that is C. BTC may actually not tank and the market will become bullish on the day of the halving or following the halving, and we may see a significant increase in price, moving to the $80,000 range, the reason why BTC would increase to these levels following the halving has a lot to do with knowing how the market works, it wouldn't make sense for the price to decrease unless it's a sale just to get more holders, but either way the increase in price would attract more businesses and organizations...

02:23 UTC


Discussion about the latest EETF news on my Channel

00:54 UTC


George Gammon describes why Bitcoin (P2P digital Cash) exists. FYI that's not BTC's end goal.

00:40 UTC


Coinpayments confusion

I requested a refund from coinpayments.net and only received half my BTC. They sent me the email below. It’s all one paragraph originally but the part in the middle is badly written and confusing.

Can someone explain what it says more clearly or simply? Thanks.

If you sent funds that didn't confirm in time to complete the transaction, they will still need confirmation on the blockchain

and be at least the network send fee times two before we can return them to you.

Only after they have been confirmed on the blockchain will you receive an email within 8 hours with a link to claim the refund.

23:09 UTC


Woke up to a notification on my phone from Libby - only one copy and it's already checked out. I'm next in line with a hold.

22:59 UTC

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