A form of digital money. Cryptocurrency is designed to be secure and is built on cryptography, so, in many cases, it is anonymous. Confirming a transaction is a very important part of cryptocurrency, and confirmations are performed by so called miners.
|First released||2009 (Bitcoin)|
|Developed by||Satoshi Nakamoto developer group|
The concept of a distributed electronic cash system was first described by Wei Dai in 1998. Now there are over 3000 cryptocurrencies going around.