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Cryptocurrencies:  7,473Markets:  31,753Market Cap:  $392,572,033,60624h Vol:  $113,399,658,544BTC Dominance:  61.5%
Market Cap:  $392,572,033,60624h Vol:  $113,399,658,544BTC Dominance:  61.5%Cryptocurrencies:  7,473Markets:  31,753
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Bitcoin (BTC)

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  • Market Cap
    $242,287,431,441 USD
    18,522,937 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $41,167,687,114 USD
    3,147,280 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    18,522,937 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
    Aug 15, 2018
    6,221.42
    6,588.49
    6,221.42
    6,308.52
    4,895,450,000
    108,581,773,101
    Aug 14, 2018
    6,287.66
    6,287.94
    5,971.05
    6,199.71
    5,301,700,000
    106,696,389,129
    Aug 13, 2018
    6,341.36
    6,537.05
    6,225.72
    6,297.57
    4,083,980,000
    108,369,686,635
    Aug 12, 2018
    6,283.65
    6,409.85
    6,237.50
    6,322.69
    5,665,250,000
    108,790,259,014
    Aug 11, 2018
    6,185.79
    6,455.74
    6,109.03
    6,295.73
    4,047,850,000
    108,314,257,212
    Aug 10, 2018
    6,571.42
    6,591.26
    6,124.52
    6,184.71
    4,528,680,000
    106,390,927,598
    Aug 09, 2018
    6,305.56
    6,625.73
    6,249.07
    6,568.23
    4,267,040,000
    112,973,963,230
    Aug 08, 2018
    6,746.85
    6,746.85
    6,226.22
    6,305.80
    5,064,430,000
    108,448,409,560
    Aug 07, 2018
    6,958.32
    7,146.56
    6,748.24
    6,753.12
    4,682,800,000
    116,128,339,800
    Aug 06, 2018
    7,062.94
    7,166.55
    6,890.54
    6,951.80
    3,925,900,000
    119,531,508,535
    Aug 05, 2018
    7,031.08
    7,102.77
    6,940.70
    7,068.48
    3,679,110,000
    121,526,079,384
    Aug 04, 2018
    7,438.67
    7,497.49
    6,984.07
    7,032.85
    4,268,390,000
    120,899,698,889
    Aug 03, 2018
    7,562.14
    7,562.14
    7,328.65
    7,434.39
    4,627,150,000
    127,785,826,655
    Aug 02, 2018
    7,634.19
    7,712.77
    7,523.44
    7,567.15
    4,214,110,000
    130,052,066,760
    Aug 01, 2018
    7,769.04
    7,769.04
    7,504.95
    7,624.91
    4,797,620,000
    131,030,166,771
    Jul 31, 2018
    8,181.20
    8,181.53
    7,696.93
    7,780.44
    5,287,530,000
    133,688,476,220
    Jul 30, 2018
    8,221.58
    8,235.50
    7,917.50
    8,180.48
    5,551,400,000
    140,547,190,784
    Jul 29, 2018
    8,205.82
    8,272.26
    8,141.18
    8,218.46
    4,107,190,016
    141,185,844,808
    Jul 28, 2018
    8,169.06
    8,222.85
    8,110.77
    8,192.15
    3,988,750,080
    140,716,560,550
    Jul 27, 2018
    7,950.40
    8,262.66
    7,839.76
    8,165.01
    5,195,879,936
    140,235,573,607
    Jul 26, 2018
    8,176.85
    8,290.33
    7,878.71
    7,951.58
    4,899,089,920
    136,553,079,708
    Jul 25, 2018
    8,379.66
    8,416.87
    8,086.36
    8,181.39
    5,845,400,064
    140,482,950,401
    Jul 24, 2018
    7,716.51
    8,424.27
    7,705.50
    8,424.27
    7,277,689,856
    144,634,918,474
    Jul 23, 2018
    7,414.71
    7,771.50
    7,409.10
    7,711.11
    5,132,480,000
    132,375,368,459
    Jul 22, 2018
    7,417.80
    7,537.95
    7,383.82
    7,418.49
    3,695,460,096
    127,336,615,249
    Jul 21, 2018
    7,352.72
    7,437.64
    7,262.41
    7,419.29
    3,726,609,920
    127,333,468,174
    Jul 20, 2018
    7,467.40
    7,594.67
    7,323.26
    7,354.13
    4,936,869,888
    126,202,570,251
    Jul 19, 2018
    7,378.20
    7,494.46
    7,295.46
    7,466.86
    5,111,629,824
    128,122,730,711
    Jul 18, 2018
    7,315.32
    7,534.99
    7,280.47
    7,370.78
    6,103,410,176
    126,458,165,406
    Jul 17, 2018
    6,739.65
    7,387.24
    6,684.17
    7,321.04
    5,961,950,208
    125,588,963,706
    Jul 16, 2018
    6,357.01
    6,741.75
    6,357.01
    6,741.75
    4,725,799,936
    115,638,203,962
    Jul 15, 2018
    6,272.70
    6,403.46
    6,256.51
    6,359.64
    3,285,459,968
    109,074,579,938
    Jul 14, 2018
    6,247.50
    6,298.19
    6,212.22
    6,276.12
    2,923,670,016
    107,631,453,835
    Jul 13, 2018
    6,235.03
    6,310.55
    6,192.24
    6,238.05
    3,805,400,064
    106,968,440,793
    Jul 12, 2018
    6,396.78
    6,397.10
    6,136.42
    6,228.81
    3,770,170,112
    106,798,864,820
    Jul 11, 2018
    6,330.77
    6,444.96
    6,330.47
    6,394.71
    3,644,859,904
    109,631,867,446
    Jul 10, 2018
    6,739.21
    6,767.74
    6,320.72
    6,329.95
    4,052,430,080
    108,511,009,626
    Jul 09, 2018
    6,775.08
    6,838.68
    6,724.34
    6,741.75
    3,718,129,920
    115,557,889,495
    Jul 08, 2018
    6,857.80
    6,885.91
    6,747.98
    6,773.88
    3,386,210,048
    116,097,021,279
    Jul 07, 2018
    6,668.71
    6,863.99
    6,579.24
    6,856.93
    3,961,080,064
    117,506,606,000
    Jul 06, 2018
    6,638.69
    6,700.94
    6,533.55
    6,673.50
    4,313,959,936
    114,350,502,582
    Jul 05, 2018
    6,599.71
    6,749.54
    6,546.65
    6,639.14
    4,999,240,192
    113,748,385,620
    Jul 04, 2018
    6,550.87
    6,771.92
    6,450.46
    6,597.55
    4,176,689,920
    113,024,522,547
    Jul 03, 2018
    6,596.66
    6,671.37
    6,447.75
    6,529.59
    4,672,309,760
    111,849,428,104
    Jul 02, 2018
    6,380.38
    6,683.86
    6,305.70
    6,614.18
    4,396,930,048
    113,288,832,522
    Jul 01, 2018
    6,411.68
    6,432.85
    6,289.29
    6,385.82
    4,788,259,840
    109,366,024,632
    Jun 30, 2018
    6,214.22
    6,465.51
    6,214.22
    6,404.00
    4,543,860,224
    109,665,618,200
    Jun 29, 2018
    5,898.13
    6,261.66
    5,835.75
    6,218.30
    3,966,230,016
    106,474,707,240
    Jun 28, 2018
    6,153.16
    6,170.41
    5,873.05
    5,903.44
    3,467,800,064
    101,072,353,482
    Jun 27, 2018
    6,084.40
    6,180.00
    6,052.85
    6,157.13
    3,296,219,904
    105,403,600,614
    Jun 26, 2018
    6,253.55
    6,290.16
    6,093.67
    6,093.67
    3,279,759,872
    104,307,939,200
    Jun 25, 2018
    6,171.97
    6,327.37
    6,119.68
    6,249.18
    5,500,810,240
    106,958,465,208
    Jun 24, 2018
    6,164.28
    6,223.78
    5,826.41
    6,173.23
    4,566,909,952
    105,646,571,668
    Jun 23, 2018
    6,090.10
    6,224.82
    6,071.81
    6,162.48
    3,431,360,000
    105,449,276,520
    Jun 22, 2018
    6,737.88
    6,747.08
    6,006.60
    6,083.69
    5,079,810,048
    104,088,814,967
    Jun 21, 2018
    6,780.09
    6,810.94
    6,715.17
    6,729.74
    3,529,129,984
    115,129,700,024
    Jun 20, 2018
    6,770.76
    6,821.56
    6,611.88
    6,776.55
    3,888,640,000
    115,916,357,344
    Jun 19, 2018
    6,742.39
    6,822.50
    6,709.92
    6,769.94
    4,057,029,888
    115,789,919,278
    Jun 18, 2018
    6,510.07
    6,781.14
    6,446.68
    6,734.82
    4,039,200,000
    115,176,197,712
    Jun 17, 2018
    6,545.53
    6,589.11
    6,499.27
    6,499.27
    3,104,019,968
    111,134,754,810
    Jun 16, 2018
    6,455.45
    6,592.49
    6,402.29
    6,550.16
    3,194,170,112
    111,992,015,616
    Jun 15, 2018
    6,674.08
    6,681.08
    6,433.87
    6,456.58
    3,955,389,952
    110,378,702,283
    Jun 14, 2018
    6,342.75
    6,707.14
    6,334.46
    6,675.35
    5,138,710,016
    114,106,009,748
    Jun 13, 2018
    6,596.88
    6,631.66
    6,285.63
    6,349.90
    5,052,349,952
    108,530,585,830
    Jun 12, 2018
    6,905.82
    6,907.96
    6,542.08
    6,582.36
    4,654,380,032
    112,491,874,164
    Jun 11, 2018
    6,799.29
    6,910.18
    6,706.63
    6,906.92
    4,745,269,760
    118,025,877,189
    Jun 10, 2018
    7,499.55
    7,499.55
    6,709.07
    6,786.02
    5,804,839,936
    115,948,312,827
    Jun 09, 2018
    7,632.52
    7,683.58
    7,531.98
    7,531.98
    3,845,220,096
    128,682,085,689
    Jun 08, 2018
    7,685.14
    7,698.19
    7,558.40
    7,624.92
    4,227,579,904
    130,256,218,613
    Jun 07, 2018
    7,650.82
    7,741.27
    7,650.82
    7,678.24
    4,485,799,936
    131,153,169,176
    Jun 06, 2018
    7,625.97
    7,680.43
    7,502.01
    7,653.98
    4,692,259,840
    130,725,095,161
    Jun 05, 2018
    7,500.90
    7,643.23
    7,397.00
    7,633.76
    4,961,739,776
    130,365,918,088
    Jun 04, 2018
    7,722.53
    7,753.82
    7,474.04
    7,514.47
    4,993,169,920
    128,312,205,314
    Jun 03, 2018
    7,632.09
    7,754.89
    7,613.04
    7,720.25
    4,851,760,128
    131,808,021,256
    Jun 02, 2018
    7,536.72
    7,695.83
    7,497.26
    7,643.45
    4,939,299,840
    130,481,526,036
    Jun 01, 2018
    7,500.70
    7,604.73
    7,407.34
    7,541.45
    4,921,460,224
    128,725,854,692

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin price today is $13,080.40 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $41,167,687,114 USD. Bitcoin is up 9.90% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #1, with a market cap of $242,287,431,441 USD. It has a circulating supply of 18,522,937 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$13,080.40 USD
Bitcoin ROI
No Data
Market Rank#1
Market Cap$242,287,431,441 USD
24 Hour Volume$41,167,687,114 USD
Circulating Supply18,522,937 BTC
Total Supply18,522,937 BTC
Max Supply21,000,000 BTC
All Time HighNo Data
All Time LowNo Data
52 Week High / LowNo Data
90 Day High / LowNo Data
30 Day High / LowNo Data
7 Day High / LowNo Data
24 Hour High / LowNo Data
Yesterday's High / LowNo Data
Yesterday's Open / CloseNo Data
Yesterday's ChangeNo Data
Yesterday's VolumeNo Data
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