What is Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin?


Open – Fully decentralized

Bitcoin is open-source. Nobody owns it; the most popular client is maintained by a community of open-source developers.


Secure – Strong cryptography

Bitcoin verifies transactions with the same state-of-the-art encryption that is used in military and government applications.


Fair – Minimal fees

Using the Bitcoin network is free, except for a voluntary fee you can use to speed up transaction processing.