Bitcoin (BTC) trades 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a market that never sleeps, and the price of BTC is constantly changing. It doesn’t matter what currency or commodity is used to measure how much a bitcoin is worth – BTC is always live and the market is always open.
It wasn’t always like this – in the beginning, before around 2010, there was no exchange or even reliable price information, and BTC/USD traded at small prices – at one point less than one US cent. However, since those days, the price of Bitcoin has increased by millions.
As of December 2022, one bitcoin is worth (BTC). It’s also easy to compare different prices across the crypto market – there’s no need to rely on a single source, and the market is always at work to find a match. Do you want to know how much Bitcoin costs now? Cointelegraph offers reliable real-time information for the current price of Bitcoin in dollars and other currencies.
There are also live price charts for various altcoins, including Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Binance Coin (BNB). Check out Cointelegraph’s crypto price indices to get started with the current price of Bitcoin.
How much is 1 Bitcoin? How much is 5 Bitcoins?
Bitcoin has a fixed supply of 21 million, and its scarcity is one of the biggest unique features of crypto. BTC newbies and those unfamiliar with crypto often face problems understanding how Bitcoin supply works, however.
There may be a maximum of 21 million “total” coins, but they can be divided into eight tenths. This is another key feature that makes Bitcoin so versatile – even if BTC/USD traded at $1 million, its smallest unit of account, the satoshi (often called sats), would still be only 1 cent. be
Bitcoin has not yet become widespread for payment, and current BTC prices mean that 1 satoshi has a way to go before trading at full percent. However, for investors, the utility is already there – anyone with at least one satoshi coin can buy Bitcoin.
However, among mainstream consumers, the myth still persists that one can buy just one bitcoin – when in fact anyone can buy hundreds of millions of bitcoins.
Want to know how much 1 bitcoin is worth over 100 million seats? Cointelegraph has compiled price indices that include BTC, as well as various altcoins such as Ether and Binance Coin. Updated in real-time for a large number of transactions, Cointelegraph’s price indices are the ideal tool to get a handle on live cryptocurrency price information.
How much is a Bitcoin to a dollar?
Bitcoin is often quoted in US dollars (USD) on BTC price indices – but that’s not the whole story. The BTC/USD pair expresses the value of Bitcoin in dollars, and is constantly updated in real time even when traditional markets are closed.
However, in addition to USD, there are other indices that refer to the dollar price of Bitcoin but use other cryptocurrencies instead. These are known as US dollar “stablecoins” and are a key component of the crypto economy.
The most widely used stablecoin is Tether (USDT), active on multiple blockchains but always pegged at a 1:1 ratio to the USD. 1 USDT = 1 USD. Therefore, a BTC/USDT chart shows very similar price information to a BTC/USD chart, mostly with only minute differences. There are also other USD stablecoins, and charts such as BTC/USDC and BTC/BUSD can also help to understand the price of the Bitcoin dollar.
Moreover, Bitcoin stablecoin pairs are not the same as BTC/USD – stablecoins have their own publishing rules and features, which are different from fiat currencies. Sometimes, their dollar correlation can, for example, collapse, and this temporarily creates incorrect price information for Bitcoin in dollars.
For the latest live BTC/USD price information, check out Cointelegraph’s price feeds, which are updated in real time 24/7 for the world’s largest crypto exchanges.
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