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Cryptocurrencies:  7,533Markets:  31,854Market Cap:  $391,837,070,96924h Vol:  $114,410,695,976BTC Dominance:  62.1%
Market Cap:  $391,837,070,96924h Vol:  $114,410,695,976BTC Dominance:  62.1%Cryptocurrencies:  7,533Markets:  31,854
Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC)

$13,119.85 USD (-2.06%)
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  • Market Cap
    $243,090,755,659 USD
    18,528,475 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $40,578,347,247 USD
    3,092,898 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    18,528,475 BTC
  • Max Supply
    21,000,000 BTC
  • Historical data for Bitcoin

    Currency in USD
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    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Date
    DateOpen*HighLowClose**VolumeMarket Cap
    Feb 02, 2018
    9,142.28
    9,142.28
    7,796.49
    8,830.75
    12,726,899,712
    148,725,283,812
    Feb 01, 2018
    10,237.30
    10,288.80
    8,812.28
    9,170.54
    9,959,400,448
    154,428,564,694
    Jan 31, 2018
    10,108.20
    10,381.60
    9,777.42
    10,221.10
    8,041,160,192
    172,099,559,942
    Jan 30, 2018
    11,306.80
    11,307.20
    10,036.20
    10,106.30
    8,637,859,840
    170,151,556,678
    Jan 29, 2018
    11,755.50
    11,875.60
    11,179.20
    11,296.40
    7,107,359,744
    190,164,444,830
    Jan 28, 2018
    11,475.30
    12,040.30
    11,475.30
    11,786.30
    8,350,360,064
    198,389,948,175
    Jan 27, 2018
    11,174.90
    11,614.90
    10,989.20
    11,440.70
    7,583,269,888
    192,550,550,498
    Jan 26, 2018
    11,256.00
    11,656.70
    10,470.30
    11,171.40
    9,746,199,552
    187,995,804,677
    Jan 25, 2018
    11,421.70
    11,785.70
    11,057.40
    11,259.40
    8,873,169,920
    189,455,303,273
    Jan 24, 2018
    10,903.40
    11,501.40
    10,639.80
    11,359.40
    9,940,989,952
    191,115,225,673
    Jan 23, 2018
    10,944.50
    11,377.60
    10,129.70
    10,868.40
    9,660,609,536
    182,830,257,191
    Jan 22, 2018
    11,633.10
    11,966.40
    10,240.20
    10,931.40
    10,537,400,320
    183,866,421,285
    Jan 21, 2018
    12,889.20
    12,895.90
    11,288.20
    11,600.10
    9,935,179,776
    195,089,460,991
    Jan 20, 2018
    11,656.20
    13,103.00
    11,656.20
    12,899.20
    11,801,700,352
    216,907,619,830
    Jan 19, 2018
    11,429.80
    11,992.80
    11,172.10
    11,607.40
    10,740,400,128
    195,158,837,709
    Jan 18, 2018
    11,198.80
    12,107.30
    10,942.50
    11,474.90
    15,020,399,616
    192,907,550,324
    Jan 17, 2018
    11,431.10
    11,678.00
    9,402.29
    11,188.60
    18,830,600,192
    188,070,430,523
    Jan 16, 2018
    13,836.10
    13,843.10
    10,194.90
    11,490.50
    18,853,799,936
    193,121,120,762
    Jan 15, 2018
    13,767.30
    14,445.50
    13,641.70
    13,819.80
    12,750,799,872
    232,242,775,485
    Jan 14, 2018
    14,370.80
    14,511.80
    13,268.00
    13,772.00
    11,084,099,584
    231,413,491,364
    Jan 13, 2018
    13,952.40
    14,659.50
    13,952.40
    14,360.20
    12,763,599,872
    241,268,592,240
    Jan 12, 2018
    13,453.90
    14,229.90
    13,158.10
    13,980.60
    12,065,699,840
    234,865,160,377
    Jan 11, 2018
    14,968.20
    15,018.80
    13,105.90
    13,405.80
    16,534,099,968
    225,178,724,050
    Jan 10, 2018
    14,588.50
    14,973.30
    13,691.20
    14,973.30
    18,500,800,512
    251,472,635,522
    Jan 09, 2018
    15,123.70
    15,497.50
    14,424.00
    14,595.40
    16,659,999,744
    245,095,808,695
    Jan 08, 2018
    16,476.20
    16,537.90
    14,208.20
    15,170.10
    18,413,899,776
    254,715,263,101
    Jan 07, 2018
    17,527.30
    17,579.60
    16,087.70
    16,477.60
    15,866,000,384
    276,634,797,271
    Jan 06, 2018
    17,462.10
    17,712.40
    16,764.60
    17,527.00
    18,314,600,448
    294,217,423,675
    Jan 05, 2018
    15,477.20
    17,705.20
    15,202.80
    17,429.50
    23,840,899,072
    292,544,135,538
    Jan 04, 2018
    15,270.70
    15,739.70
    14,522.20
    15,599.20
    21,783,199,744
    261,795,321,110
    Jan 03, 2018
    14,978.20
    15,572.80
    14,844.50
    15,201.00
    16,871,900,160
    255,080,562,912
    Jan 02, 2018
    13,625.00
    15,444.60
    13,163.60
    14,982.10
    16,846,600,192
    251,377,913,955
    Jan 01, 2018
    14,112.20
    14,112.20
    13,154.70
    13,657.20
    10,291,200,000
    229,119,155,396
    Dec 31, 2017
    12,897.70
    14,377.40
    12,755.60
    14,156.40
    12,136,299,520
    237,465,823,980
    Dec 30, 2017
    14,681.90
    14,681.90
    12,350.10
    12,952.20
    14,452,599,808
    217,239,803,085
    Dec 29, 2017
    14,695.80
    15,279.00
    14,307.00
    14,656.20
    13,025,500,160
    245,793,634,125
    Dec 28, 2017
    15,864.10
    15,888.40
    13,937.30
    14,606.50
    12,336,499,712
    244,929,825,575
    Dec 27, 2017
    16,163.50
    16,930.90
    15,114.30
    15,838.50
    12,487,600,128
    265,559,172,050
    Dec 26, 2017
    14,036.60
    16,461.20
    14,028.90
    16,099.80
    13,454,300,160
    269,908,107,763
    Dec 25, 2017
    13,995.90
    14,593.00
    13,448.90
    14,026.60
    10,664,699,904
    235,126,843,805
    Dec 24, 2017
    14,608.20
    14,626.00
    12,747.70
    13,925.80
    11,572,299,776
    233,414,163,395
    Dec 23, 2017
    13,948.70
    15,603.20
    13,828.80
    14,699.20
    13,086,000,128
    246,349,213,910
    Dec 22, 2017
    15,898.00
    15,943.40
    11,833.00
    13,831.80
    22,197,999,616
    231,788,283,457
    Dec 21, 2017
    16,642.40
    17,567.70
    15,342.70
    15,802.90
    16,516,599,808
    264,788,651,530
    Dec 20, 2017
    17,760.30
    17,934.70
    16,077.70
    16,624.60
    22,149,699,584
    278,528,964,015
    Dec 19, 2017
    19,118.30
    19,177.80
    17,275.40
    17,776.70
    16,894,499,840
    297,801,055,828
    Dec 18, 2017
    19,106.40
    19,371.00
    18,355.90
    19,114.20
    14,839,499,776
    320,174,318,520
    Dec 17, 2017
    19,475.80
    20,089.00
    18,974.10
    19,140.80
    13,314,599,936
    320,576,568,850
    Dec 16, 2017
    17,760.30
    19,716.70
    17,515.30
    19,497.40
    12,740,599,808
    326,502,485,530
    Dec 15, 2017
    16,601.30
    18,154.10
    16,601.30
    17,706.90
    14,309,999,616
    296,482,120,238
    Dec 14, 2017
    16,384.60
    17,085.80
    16,185.90
    16,564.00
    13,777,399,808
    277,310,347,000
    Dec 13, 2017
    17,500.00
    17,653.10
    16,039.70
    16,408.20
    12,976,900,096
    274,663,619,978
    Dec 12, 2017
    16,919.80
    17,781.80
    16,571.60
    17,415.40
    14,603,799,552
    291,483,935,710
    Dec 11, 2017
    15,427.40
    17,513.90
    15,404.80
    16,936.80
    12,153,900,032
    283,439,888,520
    Dec 10, 2017
    15,168.40
    15,850.60
    13,226.60
    15,455.40
    13,433,299,968
    258,615,393,665
    Dec 09, 2017
    16,523.30
    16,783.00
    13,674.90
    15,178.20
    13,911,300,096
    253,946,084,745
    Dec 08, 2017
    17,802.90
    18,353.40
    14,336.90
    16,569.40
    21,135,998,976
    277,185,764,485
    Dec 07, 2017
    14,266.10
    17,899.70
    14,057.30
    17,899.70
    17,950,699,520
    299,405,364,249
    Dec 06, 2017
    11,923.40
    14,369.10
    11,923.40
    14,291.50
    12,656,300,032
    239,024,437,136
    Dec 05, 2017
    11,685.70
    12,032.00
    11,604.60
    11,916.70
    6,895,260,160
    199,278,350,420
    Dec 04, 2017
    11,315.40
    11,657.20
    11,081.80
    11,657.20
    6,132,409,856
    194,912,755,450
    Dec 03, 2017
    11,082.70
    11,858.70
    10,862.00
    11,323.20
    6,608,309,760
    189,302,389,920
    Dec 02, 2017
    10,978.30
    11,320.20
    10,905.10
    11,074.60
    5,138,500,096
    185,122,039,035
    Dec 01, 2017
    10,198.60
    11,046.70
    9,694.65
    10,975.60
    6,783,119,872
    183,444,663,767
    Nov 30, 2017
    9,906.79
    10,801.00
    9,202.05
    10,233.60
    8,310,689,792
    171,020,085,600
    Nov 29, 2017
    10,077.40
    11,517.40
    9,601.03
    9,888.61
    11,568,799,744
    165,233,728,795
    Nov 28, 2017
    9,823.43
    10,125.70
    9,736.30
    10,058.80
    6,348,819,968
    168,056,012,886
    Nov 27, 2017
    9,352.72
    9,818.35
    9,352.72
    9,818.35
    5,653,320,192
    164,019,464,090
    Nov 26, 2017
    8,789.04
    9,522.93
    8,775.59
    9,330.55
    5,475,579,904
    155,850,742,551
    Nov 25, 2017
    8,241.71
    8,790.92
    8,191.15
    8,790.92
    4,342,060,032
    146,820,557,006
    Nov 24, 2017
    8,074.02
    8,374.16
    7,940.93
    8,253.69
    5,058,610,176
    137,831,976,173
    Nov 23, 2017
    8,232.38
    8,267.40
    8,038.77
    8,038.77
    4,225,179,904
    134,227,860,479
    Nov 22, 2017
    8,077.95
    8,302.26
    8,075.47
    8,253.55
    3,633,530,112
    137,797,862,084
    Nov 21, 2017
    8,205.74
    8,348.66
    7,762.71
    8,071.26
    4,277,609,984
    134,739,693,480
    Nov 20, 2017
    8,039.07
    8,336.86
    7,949.36
    8,200.64
    3,488,450,048
    136,881,802,624
    Nov 19, 2017
    7,766.03
    8,101.91
    7,694.10
    8,036.49
    3,149,319,936
    134,124,196,206
    Nov 18, 2017
    7,697.21
    7,884.99
    7,463.44
    7,790.15
    3,667,190,016
    129,997,247,838
    Nov 17, 2017
    7,853.57
    8,004.59
    7,561.09
    7,708.99
    4,651,670,016
    128,621,507,062
    Nov 16, 2017
    7,323.24
    7,967.38
    7,176.58
    7,871.69
    5,123,809,792
    131,328,418,537
    Nov 15, 2017
    6,634.76
    7,342.25
    6,634.76
    7,315.54
    4,200,880,128
    122,035,826,506
    Nov 14, 2017
    6,561.48
    6,764.98
    6,461.75
    6,635.75
    3,197,110,016
    110,683,148,744
    Nov 13, 2017
    5,938.25
    6,811.19
    5,844.29
    6,559.49
    6,263,249,920
    109,400,650,105
    Nov 12, 2017
    6,295.45
    6,625.05
    5,519.01
    5,950.07
    8,957,349,888
    99,226,193,603
    Nov 11, 2017
    6,618.61
    6,873.15
    6,204.22
    6,357.60
    4,908,680,192
    106,016,076,151
    Nov 10, 2017
    7,173.73
    7,312.00
    6,436.87
    6,618.14
    5,208,249,856
    110,354,089,394
    Nov 09, 2017
    7,446.83
    7,446.83
    7,101.52
    7,143.58
    3,226,249,984
    119,104,730,750
    Nov 08, 2017
    7,141.38
    7,776.42
    7,114.02
    7,459.69
    4,602,200,064
    124,360,767,999
    Nov 07, 2017
    7,023.10
    7,253.32
    7,023.10
    7,144.38
    2,326,340,096
    119,091,456,315
    Nov 06, 2017
    7,403.22
    7,445.77
    7,007.31
    7,022.76
    3,111,899,904
    117,050,623,317
    Nov 05, 2017
    7,404.52
    7,617.48
    7,333.19
    7,407.41
    2,380,410,112
    123,449,206,170
    Nov 04, 2017
    7,164.48
    7,492.86
    7,031.28
    7,379.95
    2,483,800,064
    122,978,748,805
    Nov 03, 2017
    7,087.53
    7,461.29
    7,002.94
    7,207.76
    3,369,860,096
    120,097,405,359
    Nov 02, 2017
    6,777.77
    7,367.33
    6,758.72
    7,078.50
    4,653,770,240
    117,933,380,780
    Nov 01, 2017
    6,440.97
    6,767.31
    6,377.88
    6,767.31
    2,870,320,128
    112,735,345,036

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin price today is $13,119.85 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $40,578,347,247 USD. Bitcoin is down 2.06% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #1, with a market cap of $243,090,755,659 USD. It has a circulating supply of 18,528,475 BTC coins and a max. supply of 21,000,000 BTC coins. You can find the top exchanges to trade Bitcoin listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is Bitcoin (BTC)?

Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency originally described in a 2008 whitepaper by a person, or group of people, using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. It was launched soon after, in January 2009.

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer online currency, meaning that all transactions happen directly between equal, independent network participants, without the need for any intermediary to permit or facilitate them. Bitcoin was created, according to Nakamoto’s own words, to allow “online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.”

Some concepts for a similar type of a decentralized electronic currency precede BTC, but Bitcoin holds the distinction of being the first-ever cryptocurrency to come into actual use.

Who Are the Founders of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s original inventor is known under a pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. As of 2020, the true identity of the person — or organization — that is behind the alias remains unknown.

On October 31, 2008, Nakamoto published Bitcoin’s whitepaper, which described in detail how a peer-to-peer, online currency could be implemented. They proposed to use a decentralized ledger of transactions packaged in batches (called “blocks”) and secured by cryptographic algorithms — the whole system would later be dubbed “blockchain.”

Just two months later, on January 3, 2009, Nakamoto mined the first block on the Bitcoin network, known as the genesis block, thus launching the world’s first cryptocurrency.

However, while Nakamoto was the original inventor of Bitcoin, as well as the author of its very first implementation, over the years a large number of people have contributed to improving the cryptocurrency’s software by patching vulnerabilities and adding new features.

Bitcoin’s source code repository on GitHub lists more than 750 contributors, with some of the key ones being Wladimir J. van der Laan, Marco Falke, Pieter Wuille, Gavin Andresen, Jonas Schnelli and others.

What Makes Bitcoin Unique?

Bitcoin’s most unique advantage comes from the fact that it was the very first cryptocurrency to appear on the market.

It has managed to create a global community and give birth to an entirely new industry of millions of enthusiasts who create, invest in, trade and use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in their everyday lives. The emergence of the first cryptocurrency has created a conceptual and technological basis that subsequently inspired the development of thousands of competing projects.

The entire cryptocurrency market — now worth more than $300 billion — is based on the idea realized by Bitcoin: money that can be sent and received by anyone, anywhere in the world without reliance on trusted intermediaries, such as banks and financial services companies.

Thanks to its pioneering nature, BTC remains at the top of this energetic market after over a decade of existence. Even after Bitcoin has lost its undisputed dominance, it remains the largest cryptocurrency, with a market capitalization that fluctuated between $100-$200 billion in 2020, owing in large part to the ubiquitousness of platforms that provide use-cases for BTC: wallets, exchanges, payment services, online games and more.

Looking for market and blockchain data for BTC? Visit our block explorer.

Want to buy Bitcoin? Use CoinMarketCap’s guide.

How Much Bitcoin Is in Circulation?

Bitcoin’s total supply is limited by its software and will never exceed 21,000,000 coins. New coins are created during the process known as “mining”: as transactions are relayed across the network, they get picked up by miners and packaged into blocks, which are in turn protected by complex cryptographic calculations.

As compensation for spending their computational resources, the miners receive rewards for every block that they successfully add to the blockchain. At the moment of Bitcoin’s launch, the reward was 50 bitcoins per block: this number gets halved with every 210,000 new blocks mined — which takes the network roughly four years. As of 2020, the block reward has been halved three times and comprises 6.25 bitcoins.

Bitcoin has not been premined, meaning that no coins have been mined and/or distributed between the founders before it became available to the public. However, during the first few years of BTC’s existence, the competition between miners was relatively low, allowing the earliest network participants to accumulate significant amounts of coins via regular mining: Satoshi Nakamoto alone is believed to own over a million Bitcoin.

How Is the Bitcoin Network Secured?

Bitcoin is secured with the SHA-256 algorithm, which belongs to the SHA-2 family of hashing algorithms, which is also used by its fork Bitcoin Cash (BCH), as well as several other cryptocurrencies.

Where Can You Buy [Bitcoin] ([BTC])?

Bitcoin is, in many regards, almost synonymous with cryptocurrency, which means that you can buy or sell it on virtually every crypto exchange — both for fiat money and other cryptocurrencies. Some of the main markets where BTC trading is available are:

If you are new to crypto, use CoinMarketCap’s own easy guide to buying Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin Price$13,119.85 USD
Bitcoin ROI
> 9000%
Market Rank#1
Market Cap$243,090,755,659 USD
24 Hour Volume$40,578,347,247 USD
Circulating Supply18,528,475 BTC
Total Supply18,528,475 BTC
Max Supply21,000,000 BTC
All Time High
$20,089.00 USD
(Dec 17, 2017)
All Time Low
$65.53 USD
(Jul 05, 2013)
52 Week High / Low
$13,837.70 USD /
$4,106.98 USD
90 Day High / Low
$13,837.70 USD /
$10,528.89 USD
30 Day High / Low
$13,837.70 USD /
$10,528.89 USD
7 Day High / Low
$13,837.70 USD /
$12,717.09 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$13,837.70 USD /
$12,932.25 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$13,759.67 USD /
$13,060.84 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$13,075.24 USD /
$13,654.22 USD
Yesterday's Change$578.98 USD (4.43%)
Yesterday's Volume$33,749,878,156 USD
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