Bitcoin became the first decentralized crypto back in 2009 and it is the largest and most widely used crypto today.
Bitcoin is a popular choice as a long-term store of value. Bitcoins are not printed, like traditional counterparts dollars or euros – they are “mined” by users who put their computers to work verifying transactions in the peer-to-peer network forming the blockchain. These users are rewarded with new bitcoins proportional to the amount of computing power they donate to the network.
Bitcoin is unique in that only 21 million bitcoins will ever be mined which is one of the reasons for its popularity among investors worldwide.