We Answer the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Bitcoin!

If you are new to Bitcoin, you may have many questions about this interesting digital currency.

Let’s begin!

Why was bitcoin invented?

Bitcoin was created as an alternative payment system that banks and institutions did not control. It was a way for people to spend money on the internet.

Who invented bitcoin?

No one knows. It is still a mystery as to who created bitcoin. The creator used the pseudo name ‘Satoshi Nakamoto.’

How many bitcoins are there?

In total, there will only ever be 21 million bitcoin created.

What is bitcoin halving?

Approximately every four years, it becomes twice as difficult to create (mine) a new bitcoin. This is called the bitcoin halving. Bitcoin was created to be a deflationary currency.

Which famous people own bitcoin?

50 cents, Bill gates, Mike Tyson, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Jack Dorsey, Kayne West, and Richard Branson.

Can you spend bitcoin in real life?


You can purchase many goods and services using bitcoin as a payment method. Including real estate to Rolex watches.

Take a look at our spending cryptocurrency resource directory, where you will find a list of hundreds of goods and services that accept bitcoin and crypto payments.

Is bitcoin illegal?

Some Countries have banned bitcoin. However, it is legal to own bitcoin in most Countries, including the USA, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, and many more.

Which Countries use Bitcoin as legal tender?

El Salvador and the Central African Republic.

Who owns bitcoin?

No one! Bitcoin was created as a decentralized digital currency. Although a few institutions and governments purchased bitcoin, there is no centralized company, or CEO.

How much was bitcoin when it was first created?

Bitcoin was launched in July 2010. It began trading for US$0.0008. A month later the price rose to US$0.08. Bitcoin broke $1 in April 2011.

What is the ATH of bitcoin?

Initially, anyone could purchase a bitcoin for a fraction of a cent, in November 2021, the price of only one bitcoin was nearly US$69,000!

Which famous businesses accept bitcoin as payment?

Tesla, MicroStrategy, and Coinbase.

Which Governments own bitcoin?

China holds the most bitcoin. Ukraine, El Salvador, and Finland.

Why do people invest in bitcoin?

To purchase products & services.
As a payment system.
As a store of value (digital Gold)
Anonymous (off-grid money)

Are there bitcoin NFTs?

Yes! Although the bitcoin blockchain does not natively support NFTs, you can mint an NFT on a layer2 and on bitcoin-powered blockchains.

When will the last bitcoin be mined?

Many years from now! Current calculations show all bitcoin will have been mined by the year 2140.

How many bitcoin millionaires are there?

The whole purpose of bitcoin is it allows owners to remain anonymous. However, the general consensus is there are around 100,000 bitcoin millionaires.

What was the first thing bought using bitcoin?

A Pizza!

They paid 10,000 bitcoin for two large pizzas. At the time this would have equated to $40.

These two pizza would have cost $688 million at the peak of 2021.

Do you need to buy a whole bitcoin?


There are 100 million satoshi (equivalent to cents) in one bitcoin.

Where do you store your bitcoin?

In a digital wallet that only you own and control.
As you have seen with the FTX exchange, you can loose your crypto if a centralised exchange collapses.

Where can you purchase bitcoin?

Many places. The most popular method is to use a cryptocurrency exchange like Coinbase.

Is there a bitcoin ETF?


There are currently 15 bitcoin ETFs worldwide. The largest one is the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust.

Are bitcoin transactions traceable?


Every transaction on the bitcoin blockchain is transparent and traceable. However, the identity of the transaction is anonymous.

When is the next bitcoin halving date?

The next bitcoin halving is estimated to occur in April 2024 once block 840,000 is mined. In the 2024 halving, the reward will drop from 6.25 BTC per block to 3.125 BTC.

Will bitcoin go to zero?

This is very unlikely. There are too many businesses involved in the bitcoin industry and many billionaires willing to buy at lower prices.

What are the top bitcoin wallets?

Coinbase Wallet
The Nano ledger
Keep Key
Trust wallet

How many bitcoin ATMs are there?

It is impossible to know for sure, but it is estimated there are over 39,000 bitcoin ATMs worldwide.

How much bitcoin does Satoshi have?

The creator of bitcoin is thought to own 1 million bitcoin!

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We hope we have helped answer some of your questions about Bitcoin and that you know more about this digital currency!

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Jonathan Titley


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Jonathan Titley
Author: Jonathan Titley