What Is The Current Bitcoin Price?
Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency ever created and while there is some question about who its creator is, there is no question that Bitcoin remains the premier secure, decentralized store of value that is implemented using blockchain technology. It is the largest cryptocurrency as measured by market capitalization and the amount of transaction data that it stores. There are presently approximately 18,560,000 bitcoins in circulation of a maximum of approximately 21,000,000 that can ever be mined. New coins are minted at a rate of one every 10 minutes with miners helping maintain the network by adding transaction data.
The current bitcoin price is somewhere between USD $19,000 and USD $20,000 taking into account daily fluctuations. Its price has risen significantly in the past 9 months, after dipping below USD $6,000 in the first quarter, and has risen over 180% for the year.