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What Is the Ticker for Bitcoin in Google Finance?

Bitcoin 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.

NOTE: Warning: Do not rely on Google Finance for the most up-to-date ticker for Bitcoin. The ticker symbol for Bitcoin may change over time, and Google Finance may not have the most current information. It is important to check other sources in order to identify the current ticker symbol for Bitcoin.

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

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

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