What is Bitcoin?

Joe C

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When I first heard of Bitcoins, they were going for $1. and then they went up to $300. and I think they went back down. I suppose it can be very risky using bitcoins but more and more retailers are accepting bitcoins as currency
Newegg.com - BITCOIN ACCEPTED
you can mine for your own bitcoins but it ain't cheap getting set up and paying the electrical costs to mine bitcoins
 

sameer84

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hey guys I know its irrelevant but I just started learning language R.

I need to understand that does that mean
5+5
[1] 10
> # this is a comment
> x<-5; y=10
> x <-y<-15
> x^2

How can I set the value of x?
 

Joe C

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Is that your homework?
you won't get much help if you want someone to do it for you, but you might get someone to explain it to you
 
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carnageX

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hey guys I know its irrelevant but I just started learning language R.

I need to understand that does that mean
5+5
[1] 10
> # this is a comment
> x<-5; y=10
> x <-y<-15
> x^2

How can I set the value of x?
Please direct further programming questions to our programming board:
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To answer your question:
The R language, for programmers | John D. Cook

"<-" is the assignment operator. So you would have
x <- 5
to assign a value of 5 to x.
 

julia peter

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Simple definition - Bitcoin is a one of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it or handles it. Bitcoins are not physically, like dollars or euros or other – they're produced by human and web economic experts.
 

VSYNC

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To quote from a fairly comprehensive article on Bitcoin (https://emerging.technology/cc/bitcoin-guide/) that I think is a good definition:

"Bitcoin is an electronic store of value and medium for trade, that uses a combination of algorithms and other code to replace the need for a trusted central bank, and allows for quasi-anonymous direct transfers of value between peers, without middlemen."
 
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