Bitcoin needs to be worth $1000000 to be a legitimate currency

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What Is a Satoshi?

The satoshi is the smallest unit of the bitcoin cryptocurrency. It is named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the protocol used in blockchains và the bitcoin cryptocurrency. The satoshi to bitcoin ratio is 100 million satoshis khổng lồ one bitcoin. As of Sept. 28, 2019, $1 was worth 12,270 satoshi, according to lớn Coindesk.


A satoshi is the smallest unit of a bitcoin, equivalent lớn 100 millionth of a bitcoin.Bitcoins can be split into lớn smaller units khổng lồ ease và facilitate smaller transactions.The satoshi was named after the founder, or founders, of bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamokhổng lồ.

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Understanding Satoshi

Unlượt thích the physical versions of global currencies, such as the British pound or U.S. dollar, cryptocurrencies predominately exist in the digital world. Despite this difference, a cryptocurrency can be divided inkhổng lồ smaller units, just as the pound is broken inlớn pence & the dollar into lớn cents. In the case of bitcoins, the smallest unit available is called the satoshi.


The satoshi unit is named after Satoshi Nakamoto lớn, the anonymous person (or persons) that published a trắng paper in 2008 that jumpstarted the development of the bitcoin cryptocurrency. The paper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, described the use of a peer-to-peer network as a solution to lớn the problem of double-spending. The problem – that a digital currency or token can be used in more than one transaction – is not found in physical currencies, as a physical bill or coin can, by its nature, only exist in one place at a single time. Since a digital currency does not exist in the physical space, using it in a transaction does not remove it from someone’s possession.


The satoshi represents one hundred millionths of a bitcoin. Small denominations make bitcoin transactions easier to conduct and makes extremely fine transactions readable. The general unit structure of bitcoins has 1 bitcoin (BTC) equivalent to 1,000 millibitcoins (mBTC), 1,000,000 microbitcoins (μBTC), or 100,000,000 satoshis. While the exact figure is unknown, it is estimated that Satoshi Nakamolớn may possess 1 million bitcoins, equivalent to 100,000,000,000,000 satoshis.


While not part of a major currency pair, bitcoins can be converted to lớn & from other currencies. Bitcoin exchanges exist in order lớn allow individuals khổng lồ conduct transactions. This involves depositing dollars, pounds, or other supported currencies inlớn an account in one of the exchanges, where the balance can be used to lớn buy or sell bitcoins and ultimately convert them into other currencies. Just as with the exchange rates between established currencies, the value of bitcoins will fluctuate according to lớn supply & dem&.

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While individuals may keep a penny or pence in their pockets, physical versions of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have sầu not become as mainstream. This is primarily for practical reasons since the main draw of bitcoin is that it is digital và hard to counterfeit. Not having a physical presence means that bitcoins are more secure, even before the blockchain technology is taken into consideration. Another reason for the laông chồng of physical bitcoins (and satoshi) is that bitcoins are not widely-accepted in day-to-day transactions.