bitcoin

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See also: Bitcoin, BitCoin, and bitcóin

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Etymology[edit]

bit (binary digit) +‎ coin

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bitcoin

  1. (uncountable) A decentralized digital currency.
    • 2014, Dale Blake, Bitcoin Guide For Beginners: Bitcoin Trading and Mining Made Easy, →ISBN:
      It is a process of solving complex math problems using those computers which run bitcoin software.
    • 2015, Scott Green, Bitcoin : The Ultimate A - Z of Profitable Bitcoin Trading & Mining Guide, →ISBN:
      Other ecommerce sites that accept bitcoin are: Bitcoinshop.us which offers products like watches and air conditioners and ships to people within the United States; Air Baltic, which is a Latvian airline also started accepting cryptocurrency mode of payment for basic class fares not including Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, India, Japan, China, Iceland, Indonesia, Lebanon and Jordan.
    • 2016, Prypto, Bitcoin For Dummies, →ISBN, page 137:
      Individual bitcoin users are not the only driving force in terms of securing the bitcoin network.
    • 2017, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain, →ISBN, page 11:
      Find a friend who has bitcoin and buy some from him or her directly. Many bitcoin users start this way. This method is the least complicated. One way to meet people with bitcoin is to attend a local bitcoin meetup listed at Meetup.com.
    We do not accept bitcoin at this store.

Noun[edit]

bitcoin (plural bitcoins or bitcoin)

  1. (countable) A unit of the bitcoin digital currency.
    • 2013, John Davidson, How to Make Money Online With Digital Currency Bitcoins, →ISBN:
      Each time you succeed in creating a hash, you are rewarded with 25 bitcoins, the block chain is updated and all the users on the network are notified.
    • 2014, Kinsley Wallace, Bitcoins: How to Invest, Buy and Sell: A Guide to Using the Bitcoin, →ISBN:
      They buy bitcoins at a lower price then sell them at a higher value.
    • 2014, Joanne Falvey, Tale of the Bitcoin Kid: Learn about earning, →ISBN:
      There are lots of ways to earn bitcoin.
    • 2017, Chris Burniske & ‎Jack Tatar, Cryptoassets, →ISBN:
      But consider that a significant amount of bitcoin is also being held by investors. Those investors do not plan to sell their bitcoin for some time because they are speculating that due to its utility as MoIP, demand will continue to rise and so too will its value.
    This item costs one bitcoin.

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Multiples of bitcoin (rarely used):

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English bitcoin

Noun[edit]

bitcoin

  1. bitcoin

Declension[edit]

Inflection of bitcoin (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative bitcoin bitcoinit
genitive bitcoinin bitcoinien
partitive bitcoinia bitcoineja
illative bitcoiniin bitcoineihin
singular plural
nominative bitcoin bitcoinit
accusative nom. bitcoin bitcoinit
gen. bitcoinin
genitive bitcoinin bitcoinien
partitive bitcoinia bitcoineja
inessive bitcoinissa bitcoineissa
elative bitcoinista bitcoineista
illative bitcoiniin bitcoineihin
adessive bitcoinilla bitcoineilla
ablative bitcoinilta bitcoineilta
allative bitcoinille bitcoineille
essive bitcoinina bitcoineina
translative bitcoiniksi bitcoineiksi
instructive bitcoinein
abessive bitcoinitta bitcoineitta
comitative bitcoineineen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bitcoin.

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bitcoin m (plural bitcoins)

  1. bitcoin

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bitcoin.

Noun[edit]

bitcoin m (plural bitcoins)

  1. bitcoin (a cryptocurrency)