What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, a digital asset that uses cryptography to secure its transactions and govern the creation of new Bitcoins.
Bitcoin is run by open-source software on a decentralised network of computers, meaning that there is no central authority controlling it. This makes it different from traditional currencies, which are controlled by governments and financial intermediaries.
Bitcoin was the first real-world application of blockchain technology; a database that allows for the secure storage of information on a decentralised network.