The most famous cryptocurrency and blockchain in the world, Bitcoin is open-sourced, with no master, and anyone can take part in its development and management. Its success inspired the creation of the wealth of cryptocurrencies.

Networks Mainnet, Testnet
Released 2009
Consensus Proof of Work (PoW)
Smart contracts No
Block time 10 minutes
Smart contract language(s) supported No
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The backbone of blockchain

Bitcoin paved the way for the evolution of blockchain technology. It represents a new and innovative way for monetary transfers and transactions to occur under the digital governance of a decentralized network providing anonymity, privacy and security.