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Cryptocurrencies:  7,446Markets:  31,491Market Cap:  $367,004,064,95724h Vol:  $67,621,415,360BTC Dominance:  59.3%
Market Cap:  $367,004,064,95724h Vol:  $67,621,415,360BTC Dominance:  59.3%Cryptocurrencies:  7,446Markets:  31,491
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Bitcoin (BTC)

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  • Market Cap
    $217,778,411,226 USD
    18,521,468 BTC
  • Volume (24h)
    $21,888,218,387 USD
    1,861,534 BTC
  • Circulating Supply
    18,521,468 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
    Jun 18, 2019
    9,335.47
    9,348.37
    9,004.90
    9,081.76
    15,848,210,536
    161,353,637,186
    Jun 17, 2019
    8,988.92
    9,416.41
    8,988.92
    9,320.35
    15,562,951,919
    165,573,372,261
    Jun 16, 2019
    8,841.44
    9,335.87
    8,814.56
    8,994.49
    23,348,550,311
    159,769,423,370
    Jun 15, 2019
    8,689.75
    8,859.13
    8,618.40
    8,838.38
    18,371,033,226
    156,982,138,835
    Jun 14, 2019
    8,230.90
    8,710.64
    8,183.39
    8,693.83
    19,831,162,906
    154,398,880,249
    Jun 13, 2019
    8,145.55
    8,311.57
    8,087.06
    8,230.92
    18,669,407,147
    146,160,317,148
    Jun 12, 2019
    7,925.43
    8,196.65
    7,862.36
    8,145.86
    19,034,432,883
    144,634,684,711
    Jun 11, 2019
    8,004.24
    8,026.39
    7,772.80
    7,927.71
    17,107,279,932
    140,748,537,530
    Jun 10, 2019
    7,692.28
    8,031.91
    7,586.73
    8,000.33
    18,689,275,117
    142,023,351,079
    Jun 09, 2019
    7,949.67
    7,975.97
    7,583.22
    7,688.08
    16,610,726,547
    136,465,098,533
    Jun 08, 2019
    8,036.77
    8,076.89
    7,837.61
    7,954.13
    16,522,722,810
    141,172,841,635
    Jun 07, 2019
    7,826.90
    8,126.15
    7,788.37
    8,043.95
    19,141,423,231
    142,754,693,588
    Jun 06, 2019
    7,819.63
    7,937.34
    7,571.47
    7,822.02
    19,474,611,077
    138,800,725,479
    Jun 05, 2019
    7,704.34
    7,901.85
    7,668.67
    7,824.23
    21,760,923,463
    138,824,651,666
    Jun 04, 2019
    8,210.99
    8,210.99
    7,564.49
    7,707.77
    24,609,731,549
    136,742,790,469
    Jun 03, 2019
    8,741.75
    8,743.50
    8,204.19
    8,208.99
    22,004,511,436
    145,619,047,341
    Jun 02, 2019
    8,565.47
    8,809.30
    8,561.24
    8,742.96
    20,266,216,022
    155,077,231,351
    Jun 01, 2019
    8,573.84
    8,625.60
    8,481.58
    8,564.02
    22,488,303,544
    151,890,214,310
    May 31, 2019
    8,320.29
    8,586.66
    8,172.55
    8,574.50
    25,365,190,957
    152,059,886,414
    May 30, 2019
    8,661.76
    9,008.31
    8,221.27
    8,319.47
    29,246,528,551
    147,525,141,134
    May 29, 2019
    8,718.59
    8,755.85
    8,482.73
    8,659.49
    23,473,479,966
    153,537,047,655
    May 28, 2019
    8,802.76
    8,807.02
    8,634.72
    8,719.96
    24,226,919,267
    154,590,202,287
    May 27, 2019
    8,674.07
    8,907.17
    8,668.70
    8,805.78
    27,949,839,564
    156,093,754,762
    May 26, 2019
    8,055.21
    8,687.52
    7,924.67
    8,673.22
    26,677,970,091
    153,725,486,067
    May 25, 2019
    7,991.89
    8,117.93
    7,965.98
    8,052.54
    22,256,813,107
    142,708,188,838
    May 24, 2019
    7,881.70
    8,140.72
    7,824.45
    7,987.37
    25,919,126,991
    141,539,115,575
    May 23, 2019
    7,677.27
    7,943.79
    7,533.20
    7,881.85
    24,457,107,820
    139,654,107,035
    May 22, 2019
    7,956.29
    7,997.61
    7,615.99
    7,680.07
    24,719,473,175
    136,063,898,960
    May 21, 2019
    7,977.97
    8,062.17
    7,843.34
    7,963.33
    25,127,245,056
    141,065,573,610
    May 20, 2019
    8,196.92
    8,200.97
    7,678.78
    7,978.31
    23,843,404,340
    141,315,695,728
    May 19, 2019
    7,267.96
    8,261.94
    7,267.96
    8,197.69
    25,902,422,040
    145,185,076,705
    May 18, 2019
    7,341.66
    7,447.27
    7,251.50
    7,271.21
    21,354,286,562
    128,761,727,083
    May 17, 2019
    7,886.93
    7,929.15
    7,038.12
    7,343.90
    30,066,644,905
    130,034,777,633
    May 16, 2019
    8,194.50
    8,320.82
    7,729.61
    7,884.91
    33,167,197,581
    139,599,559,278
    May 15, 2019
    7,989.37
    8,216.42
    7,899.11
    8,205.17
    28,344,112,920
    145,254,332,460
    May 14, 2019
    7,807.88
    8,268.71
    7,696.39
    7,994.42
    32,031,452,227
    141,508,656,735
    May 13, 2019
    6,971.18
    8,047.41
    6,898.28
    7,814.92
    28,677,672,181
    138,316,573,807
    May 12, 2019
    7,203.51
    7,503.87
    6,815.77
    6,972.37
    27,773,333,680
    123,389,710,222
    May 11, 2019
    6,379.67
    7,333.00
    6,375.70
    7,204.77
    28,867,562,329
    127,488,435,181
    May 10, 2019
    6,175.82
    6,434.62
    6,161.52
    6,378.85
    19,419,875,368
    112,863,284,035
    May 09, 2019
    5,982.32
    6,183.04
    5,982.32
    6,174.53
    16,784,645,411
    109,238,600,750
    May 08, 2019
    5,849.48
    5,989.98
    5,794.72
    5,982.46
    15,320,605,300
    105,829,143,585
    May 07, 2019
    5,745.60
    5,988.18
    5,741.40
    5,829.50
    18,026,409,033
    103,112,368,557
    May 06, 2019
    5,791.69
    5,802.96
    5,653.69
    5,746.81
    15,737,171,804
    101,640,471,056
    May 05, 2019
    5,831.07
    5,833.86
    5,708.04
    5,795.71
    14,808,830,723
    102,494,420,158
    May 04, 2019
    5,769.20
    5,886.89
    5,645.47
    5,831.17
    17,567,780,766
    103,112,021,259
    May 03, 2019
    5,505.55
    5,865.88
    5,490.20
    5,768.29
    18,720,780,006
    101,986,240,859
    May 02, 2019
    5,402.42
    5,522.26
    5,394.22
    5,505.28
    14,644,460,907
    97,330,112,147
    May 01, 2019
    5,350.91
    5,418.00
    5,347.65
    5,402.70
    13,679,528,236
    95,501,110,091
    Apr 30, 2019
    5,247.73
    5,363.26
    5,224.19
    5,350.73
    13,878,964,574
    94,573,826,827
    Apr 29, 2019
    5,284.86
    5,311.27
    5,216.49
    5,247.35
    13,735,490,672
    92,737,510,865
    Apr 28, 2019
    5,271.75
    5,326.23
    5,255.68
    5,285.14
    12,819,992,056
    93,391,244,395
    Apr 27, 2019
    5,279.47
    5,310.75
    5,233.64
    5,268.29
    13,111,274,675
    93,086,156,556
    Apr 26, 2019
    5,210.30
    5,383.63
    5,177.37
    5,279.35
    16,812,108,040
    93,272,287,960
    Apr 25, 2019
    5,466.52
    5,542.24
    5,181.34
    5,210.52
    15,330,283,408
    92,046,492,864
    Apr 24, 2019
    5,571.51
    5,642.04
    5,418.26
    5,464.87
    17,048,033,399
    96,530,038,144
    Apr 23, 2019
    5,399.37
    5,633.80
    5,389.41
    5,572.36
    15,867,308,108
    98,417,387,004
    Apr 22, 2019
    5,312.49
    5,422.69
    5,280.28
    5,399.37
    14,601,631,648
    95,354,207,776
    Apr 21, 2019
    5,335.88
    5,359.93
    5,257.34
    5,314.53
    13,731,844,223
    93,847,052,256
    Apr 20, 2019
    5,304.16
    5,358.49
    5,295.88
    5,337.89
    13,169,647,522
    94,248,717,444
    Apr 19, 2019
    5,298.15
    5,336.68
    5,233.34
    5,303.81
    13,780,238,655
    93,638,345,002
    Apr 18, 2019
    5,251.48
    5,319.99
    5,250.51
    5,298.39
    13,256,489,918
    93,532,402,741
    Apr 17, 2019
    5,236.14
    5,274.28
    5,219.21
    5,251.94
    12,438,480,677
    92,702,617,458
    Apr 16, 2019
    5,066.58
    5,238.95
    5,055.19
    5,235.56
    11,618,660,197
    92,404,613,297
    Apr 15, 2019
    5,167.32
    5,196.61
    5,024.07
    5,067.11
    12,290,155,061
    89,422,237,603
    Apr 14, 2019
    5,095.76
    5,184.02
    5,053.57
    5,167.72
    10,391,952,498
    91,188,595,341
    Apr 13, 2019
    5,088.85
    5,127.12
    5,061.59
    5,096.59
    10,823,289,598
    89,925,574,875
    Apr 12, 2019
    5,061.20
    5,103.27
    4,955.85
    5,089.54
    13,675,206,312
    89,792,633,045
    Apr 11, 2019
    5,325.08
    5,354.23
    5,017.30
    5,064.49
    16,555,616,019
    89,341,168,457
    Apr 10, 2019
    5,204.11
    5,421.65
    5,193.38
    5,324.55
    15,504,590,933
    93,918,439,274
    Apr 09, 2019
    5,289.92
    5,289.92
    5,167.42
    5,204.96
    14,722,104,361
    91,799,330,425
    Apr 08, 2019
    5,199.84
    5,318.84
    5,148.21
    5,289.77
    17,154,113,634
    93,286,365,973
    Apr 07, 2019
    5,062.79
    5,235.19
    5,050.41
    5,198.90
    16,655,416,140
    91,674,230,186
    Apr 06, 2019
    5,036.79
    5,205.82
    4,992.22
    5,059.82
    16,929,795,194
    89,212,733,450
    Apr 05, 2019
    4,922.81
    5,053.51
    4,919.49
    5,036.68
    16,837,325,387
    88,796,118,650
    Apr 04, 2019
    4,971.31
    5,063.16
    4,836.79
    4,922.80
    18,251,810,240
    86,778,727,821
    Apr 03, 2019
    4,879.96
    5,307.00
    4,876.62
    4,973.02
    22,899,891,582
    87,655,288,145
    Apr 02, 2019
    4,156.92
    4,905.95
    4,155.32
    4,879.88
    21,315,047,816
    85,986,009,273
    Apr 01, 2019
    4,105.36
    4,164.95
    4,096.90
    4,158.18
    10,157,794,171
    73,269,368,747
    Mar 31, 2019
    4,105.46
    4,113.02
    4,094.10
    4,105.40
    9,045,122,443
    72,339,379,036
    Mar 30, 2019
    4,092.14
    4,296.81
    4,053.91
    4,106.66
    9,732,688,060
    72,355,190,645
    Mar 29, 2019
    4,068.30
    4,113.50
    4,034.10
    4,098.37
    10,918,665,557
    72,202,088,875
    Mar 28, 2019
    4,087.58
    4,094.90
    4,040.27
    4,069.11
    9,353,915,899
    71,678,998,915
    Mar 27, 2019
    3,984.24
    4,087.07
    3,977.81
    4,087.07
    10,897,131,934
    71,987,847,571
    Mar 26, 2019
    3,969.23
    3,985.08
    3,944.75
    3,985.08
    10,707,678,815
    70,184,147,203
    Mar 25, 2019
    4,024.11
    4,038.84
    3,934.03
    3,963.07
    10,359,818,883
    69,789,872,373
    Mar 24, 2019
    4,035.16
    4,040.70
    4,006.19
    4,022.17
    9,144,851,065
    70,823,042,992
    Mar 23, 2019
    4,022.71
    4,049.88
    4,015.96
    4,035.83
    9,578,850,549
    71,056,017,910
    Mar 22, 2019
    4,028.51
    4,053.91
    4,021.54
    4,023.97
    9,252,935,969
    70,840,048,102
    Mar 21, 2019
    4,083.95
    4,097.36
    4,005.15
    4,029.33
    10,831,212,662
    70,926,226,882
    Mar 20, 2019
    4,070.79
    4,089.46
    4,031.11
    4,087.48
    10,175,916,388
    71,942,444,088
    Mar 19, 2019
    4,032.69
    4,082.22
    4,023.81
    4,071.19
    9,344,919,956
    71,647,703,828
    Mar 18, 2019
    4,029.97
    4,071.56
    4,009.12
    4,032.51
    9,646,954,186
    70,958,165,407
    Mar 17, 2019
    4,047.72
    4,054.12
    4,006.41
    4,025.23
    8,221,625,400
    70,821,939,585

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin price today is $11,758.16 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $21,888,218,387 USD. Bitcoin is up 2.81% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #1, with a market cap of $217,778,411,226 USD. It has a circulating supply of 18,521,468 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$11,758.16 USD
Bitcoin ROI
8,590.44%
Market Rank#1
Market Cap$217,778,411,226 USD
24 Hour Volume$21,888,218,387 USD
Circulating Supply18,521,468 BTC
Total Supply18,521,468 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
$12,359.06 USD /
$4,106.98 USD
90 Day High / Low
$12,359.06 USD /
$10,528.89 USD
30 Day High / Low
$11,799.09 USD /
$10,528.89 USD
7 Day High / Low
$11,799.09 USD /
$11,223.01 USD
24 Hour High / Low
$11,799.09 USD /
$11,403.06 USD
Yesterday's High / Low
$11,483.36 USD /
$11,347.58 USD
Yesterday's Open / Close
$11,355.98 USD /
$11,483.36 USD
Yesterday's Change$127.38 USD (1.12%)
Yesterday's Volume$18,283,314,340 USD
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