What is cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency can be defined as a digital or virtual currency and it is designed to work as a medium of exchange. It makes use of cryptography to secure and verify the transactions as well as to manage the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Basically, cryptocurrencies are coded in specific blockchain entries which are stored in computers and cannot be altered unless specific conditions are satisfied.
Bitcoin is the most widely recognized cryptocurrency and was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. The value of Bitcoin in 2017 reached a huge $180 billion.
Cryptocurrency units, like Bitcoin, are generated through ‘mining. Cryptocurrency units are generated by utilizing a computer to solve math’s problems. The users of this currency can buy it from brokers and by utilizing cryptographic wallets they can spend it for their use.