Bitcoin, for all intents and purposes, is the cryptocurrency. Created in 2008 by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto to be a decentralized form of electronic cash, Bitcoin (BTC) created the distributed public ledger, commonly referred to as blockchain technology. Throughout its history, Bitcoin has held down the top spot on the list of largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. The first and foremost cryptocurrency is easily the most widely recognized and well-known digital asset — a fact which is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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