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The decentralized digital currency Bitcoin was invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoins were created as a reward for mining, which has a negative environmental impact and can be exchanged for other products, services, and currencies.

Bitcoin's controversies also involve illegal transactions, price volatility, and thefts from exchanges. However, Bitcoin is the world's largest cryptocurrency and currently has a market value of $838 billion. In 2021, El Salvador announced it would accept Bitcoin as legal tender.

Release Date: January 9, 2009

Code: BTC

Founder: Satoshi Nakamoto

Supply Limit: 21 million Bitcoin

Market Cap: $838 billion

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