A bitcoin cannot be counterfeited. This is because there is a list of every transaction that has taken place and the order in which they took place on the bitcoin network. This list is called the blockchain and every bitcoin user has access to this list. Think of this as a form of "checks and balances" for the Bitcoin network. This self-regulatory nature of bitcoin is one of the key aspects of having a decentralized currency - without some form of checks and balances, the whole system falls apart.
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