Cryptocurrency is a general name referring to all encrypted decentralized digital currency like Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency uses cryptography to create coins and secure transactions. Typically cryptocurrencies are open source with pubic, but encrypted ledgers of all transactions.

There are a number of cryptocurrencies (over 500 as of 2015) traded in markets, but only 10 of them had market capitalizations over $10 million. Popular cryptocurrencies include the original Bitcoin and Litecoin.

Cryptocurrency is legal and taxable in the US, but due to it’s infancy is volatile and should be invested in and used with it’s volatility in mind.

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What is Altcoin?

Altcoins are cryptocurrency alternatives to Bitcoin. There are thousands of altcoins used today each with their own unique functionalities, purposes, and quirks. Altcoins can be fun, profitable, and educational investments.

List of Cryptocurrencies

Although there are technically over 1000 cryptocurrencies, only a handful are relevant. Of those, even less have a market cap above $1 million. Below is a list of cryptocurrencies and additional resources you can use to learn more about the different cryptocurrency types. List of Top Cryptocurrencies (as of June 2015) To start this page off, . . . read more

What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

A cryptocurrency wallet is a secure digital wallet used to store, send, and receive digital currency like Bitcoin. Most coins have an official wallet or a few officially recommended third party wallets. In order to use any cryptocurrency you will need to use a cryptocurrency wallet. Below we discuss how digital wallets work and give some . . . read more

Cryptocurrency Basics

Cryptocurrency can get pretty technical, but the basics couldn’t be any simpler. A digital ledger keeps track of money in accounts. People transfer money for goods and services, and math handles the rest.

Proof-of-Stake (Cryptocurrency)

Proof-of-stake is an alternative to the computationally wasteful, alas effective, proof-of-work system used to protect cryptocurrency mining from spammers and hackers.

Proof-of-Work (Cryptocurrency)

In cryptocurrency, proof-of-work is system that uses hard-to-compute but easy-to-verify functions to limit exploitation of cryptocurrency mining. How Does Proof-of-Work Work? A proof-of-work system’s hash function – the algorithm used to find a solution to the computational puzzle – is simple to calculate an output for if given an input, but it is nearly impossible to do . . . read more

How Does Cryptocurrency Work?

Understanding how cryptocurrency works on a basic level is rather simple, but digging into the details can be a little more heady given the many cryptocurrency types. On this page we give an overview of the basics.

What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency that uses encryption. It is an alternative form of currency to the more common centralized currency like the USD which is regulated by a centralized Government.

Introduction to Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency facts takes a simplified look at digital currency like bitcoin to help everyone understand what it is, how it works, and its implications. On this site, we cover everything you need to know about: Cryptocurrency basics and the history of digital currency Types of cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin and Litecoin Cryptocurrency mining (including a guide to . . . read more