Understanding the Concept & Types of Cryptocurrency

Someone in your life, perhaps your lover or best friend, is discussing cryptocurrency.

At its most basic level, a cryptocurrency is a digital asset that uses computer code and blockchain technology to run autonomously, without the need for a significant party to control the system, such as a person, company, central bank, or government.

A blockchain is a distributed ledger that records bitcoin transactions.

Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was founded to serve as an online payment system.

Coins run on their blockchain and have value because they are utilized as a medium of exchange.

Tokens, on the other hand, are based on a previously established blockchain.

Reducing corruption: Cryptocurrencies aim to overcome the problem of absolute power by dividing it among many persons or, better yet, across all network participants.

With traditional money, a middleman such as your bank or a digital payment firm takes a cut every time you make a transfer.

When you use traditional cash, you’re essentially handing over control to central banks and the government.

Cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy, and the market for them is pretty volatile.