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Bitcoin statistics

Here are the numbers you need to know about the biggest cryptocurrency.

The first digital currency and the largest to this day, Bitcoin makes up 60% of the total value of the biggest 250 cryptocurrency coins as of 19 March 2021.

Bitcoin’s founding is the stuff of legend: it was created in 2009 by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto, who had the idea that money shouldn’t be controlled exclusively by a centralized government or agency.

Since then, Bitcoin has smashed all records — notably in December 2017 when it reached more than US$19,000 per coin. It has simply changed the way we think about money.

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Live Bitcoin (BTC) price


Data sourced from Binance

Bitcoin at a glance

Ticker symbolBTC
UseDigital Asset
Year released2009
OriginSatoshi Nakamoto
Maximum supply21,000,000
Consensus algorithmProof of Work
Notable team membersSatoshi Nakamoto

Key statistics about Bitcoin:

  • 17.3 million Bitcoin are in circulation as of 10 December 2019.
  • Bitcoin is unrestricted — meaning it isn’t regulated specifically — in 124 countries out of 257.
  • The largest holdings in a single Bitcoin address contains 255,502 Bitcoin — or more than US$2.1 billion.

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