Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology without central authority to manage operations and money and issuance carried out jointly by the network.
The original Bitcoin software by Satoshi Nakamoto is released under the license MIT (license for free and open source).
Bitcoin is the first to successfully implement the use of crypto-currency described in part in 1998 by Wei Dai. Based on the idea that money is any object or any recording accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context. Bitcoin is designed to use cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.