|Max Supply||21,000,000 BTC|
|Circulating Supply||18,670,637 BTC|
Bitcoin is the first digital cryptocurrency to implement the "Proof of Work" consensus protocol on a distributed network for fast, private, and decentralized payments. On October 31, 2008, Bitcoin founder "Satoshi Nakamoto" formally introduced the world's first "Blockchain" when he published the infamous Bitcoin Whitepaper. Nine years later, Bitcoin went viral all over the world. December 17, 2017, the price of a single bitcoin rose 5 percent in 24 hours, reaching a record high of $19,783.06—up 1,824 percent from the beginning of 2017.