A cryptocurrency was designed to be a digital way of exchanging assets securely while maintaining privacy. The currency is secured by means of cryptography. Some top ranking cryptocurrencies include:
- Bitcoin (BTC)
- Ethereum (ETH)
- Ripple (XRP)
- Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
- Litecoin (LTC)
- Neo (NEO)
- Cardano (ADA)
- Stellar (XLM)
- EOS (EOS)
- Monero (XMR)
- Zcash (ZEC)
- Dash (DASH)
- Tron (TRX)
Cryptocurrencies that are inspired by Bitcoin are called Altcoins.
Coinbase is a popular site that people use to manage their cryptocurrencies.
There are different ways to store your cryptocurrency.
Coin vs Token
A cryptocurrency coin is a currency that exists on its own blockchain and is used as a means of payment. For example Bitcoin or Ethereum.
A cryptocurrency token is a currency that resides on a host's blockchain platform and is meant to be a representation of a certain asset. For example ERC20, which are tokens that are based off Ethereum's blockchain. The tokens are tradable and can represent coins, loyalty points, etc.
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