What is a Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies are digital assets that can be used as currency. These assets tend to live on encrypted and decentralized networks, are transferred between peers, and have their transactions confirmed on a public ledger called a blockchain via a process known as mining.

Bitcoin and Ethereum are two examples of cryptocurrencies.

See a list of our choices of top cryptocurrencies or see the navigation above for every crypto we cover on the site.

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Thomas DeMichele has been working in the cryptocurrency information space since 2015 when was created. He has contributed to MakerDAO, Alpha Bot (the number one crypto bot on Discord),...