Cryptocurrency

Av CoinGecko | Uppdaterades den Mar 03, 2020
A form of digital currency that utilizes cryptographic protocols to record ownership, prevent counterfeit (when ownership and transaction gets logged onto the blockchain). Bitcoin is one of the most successful examples which combines peer-to-peer networking, cryptography and incentivization by design to create a cryptocurrency.

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