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How Is Bitcoin Used?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.

Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin is unique in that there are a finite number of them: 21 million.

Bitcoins are created as a reward for a process known as mining. They can be exchanged for other currencies, products, and services.

NOTE: WARNING: Bitcoin is a digital currency that comes with extreme risks. It is not regulated or controlled by any central bank or government and has no legal standing. Transactions are irreversible, so it is important to be aware of the risks before using Bitcoin. Individuals should be aware of their local laws and regulations regarding the use of Bitcoin, as well as any potential tax implications. Additionally, there have been instances of fraud and theft involving Bitcoin exchanges, so it is important to only trust established exchanges with a good reputation and strong security measures in place.

As of February 2015, over 100,000 merchants and vendors accepted bitcoin as payment.[14].

Research produced by the University of Cambridge estimates that in 2017, there were 2.9 to 5.

8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin.

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