Why is Bitcoin valuable?

We'll focus specifically on Bitcoin here, since it's a true cryptocurrency, and it's the most well known.

Where does the value come from?


What Drives the Value of Crypto Currencies?

A great piece from MetaStable Capital on exactly what properties give cryptocurrencies their value.


Why does Bitcoin have any value?

Merely because something is scarce doesn’t justify something having value. For example, my son’s art work seems to be only cherished by me. So where does the value come from?


Three Ways to Value Bitcoin

When talking with anyone interested in trading bitcoin, the question inevitably asked is, “How much is bitcoin worth?” Here are 3 ways to evaluate what bitcoin is worth.

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Why Is Bitcoin Valuable?

On almost every dimension, Bitcoin is worse than it’s centralized counterparts like Paypal or Chase. This is true not just of bitcoin but almost all decentralized cryptocurrency protocols.


Commentary: 3 Reasons Bitcoin Is Worth So Much Right Now

While Bitcoin is nearly nine years old, it represents a completely new type of asset. Let’s break down what I perceive to be the three major components of Bitcoin’s value.

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How bitcoins became worth $10,000

A few years ago, people thought Bitcoin was a joke. Now it’s worth billions.

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What Is Bitcoin Mining?

Where do Bitcoins come from, and what is Bitcoin "mining"? Peter van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center explains.


How Bitcoin mining works

Where do bitcoins come from? With Bitcoin, miners use special software to solve math problems and are issued a certain number of bitcoins in exchange.

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What is Bitcoin Mining and How Does it Work?

Computers mining for virtual coins? Is Bitcoin mining just free money? Well, it's much, much more than that. If you want the full explanation on Bitcoin mining, keep reading...

Bitcoin mining in more detail


Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

Whether or not it's worth investing in, the math behind Bitcoin is an elegant solution to some complex problems.


Bitcoin Q&A: The mining process

A Q&A from Andreas Antonopoulos on the details of the Bitcoin mining process.


How Does Bitcoin Work?

A different angle from Techquickie on the Bitcoin mining process, how it works and what it all means.

More on Bitcoin mining


By reading this article, you’re mining bitcoins

A 2013 article from Quartz demostrating how easy it is to get started with crypto mining.


Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

In October 2014, Motherboard gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China.


Bitcoin mining calculator

Can you still make money mining Bitcoin? Find out what you'd need to make money mining bitcoins with this handy calculator.


How I Cornered the Bitcoin Mining Market Using a Quantum Computer (Theoretically!)

Whenever I tell my friends about the potential of Quantum Computing, they look at me like I’m kind of crazy.

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