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Bitcoin/US Dollar (BTC/USD) Exchange Rate

Type: Currency | Group: Minor | Base: Bitcoin | Second: US Dollar
2718.7 27.4  (0.01%) Update 23/06/2017 08:01:38
Buy/Sell BTC/USD
High2732.1
Low2691.2
52Wk High1150 Since 01/05/17 137.57%
52Wk Low55 Since 08/16/16 4793.09%
Open2671.4
Prev Close0
20-Day Average913.902
200-Day Average830.57369
14-Day Rel Strength25.11616
14-Day Stochastic100

BTC/USD Pivot Points

NameS3S2S1Pivot PointsR1R2R3
Classic0.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
Fibonacci0.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
Camarilla0.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
Woodie's0.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
DeMark's--0.00000.00000.0000--

BTC/USD Advanced Live Chart

BTC/USD Advanced Live Chart

Bitcoin/USD Exchange Rate

The bitcoin is a crypto currency, called this because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money. Bitcoins are digital coins that are generated over the internet and can be used wherever they are accepted for a legitimate transaction. They are the first decentralized global currency.

When a bitcoin user makes a purchase or pays for a service of any kind, the payment triggers a broadcast of the financial transaction to the Bitcoin network. This bitcoin transaction is a digitally signed message transferring the ownership of bitcoins from one bitcoin address to another.

Bitcoin transactions do not pass through a banking institution, eliminating the usual banking charges. Instead, they are usually transacted through an account referred to as a digital wallet.

Bitcoin Exchange Rates

Bitcoin exchange rates are calculated by the ratio of the bitcoin to another currency such as the dollar. It is difficult to chart future exchange rates against currencies such as the USD or EUR because the bitcoin is not backed by any banking institution and can fluctuate randomly for any number of political or financial reasons. There are currently several online currency exchanges available where one can exchange dollars, euros and other currencies for bitcoins.

The bitcoin is now selling at just over $566.00. The BTC/EUR exchange rate is 411.10 and the BTC/CAD is C$ 634.00

The main idea behind bitcoins is to facilitate cheap, anonymous transactions. Bitcoins are often compared to gold. There are a finite number of bitcoins. 21 million exist and they are predicted to last until 2140. Like gold, Bitcoins are mined. But rather than digging them up from the ground, Bitcoins are extracted online via complex algorithms.

Learn more about fluctuating Bitcoin exchange rates and the uses of the Bitcoin in currency markets by reading our weekly Bitcoin Currency Review.

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