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bitcoin Syllabification: bit·coin
Pronunciation: /ˈbitˌkoin/
(abbrev. BTC)

Definition of bitcoin in English:


1A type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank: bitcoin has become a hot commodity among speculators If you want to buy something using bitcoin you need to make sure the seller accepts the cryptocurrency
More example sentences
  • In October 2010, the price of bitcoin used to be 0.90.
  • I paid for my domain in bitcoin.
  • For example, if bitcoin becomes successful, the way anarchists and hackers like it, it will extremely hard to centralize money ever again.
1.1A unit of bitcoin: bitcoins can be used for online transactions between individuals
More example sentences
  • I've never purchased anything illegal with bitcoins.
  • The transaction may take a few days to complete, but you'll receive a notification when the Bitcoins have been safely transferred to your wallet.
  • As prices go up, people who currently hold Bitcoins develop greater and greater expectations for the currency.


Early 21st century: from bit4 + coin.

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