What is Cryptocurrency?



The first anonymous encrypted money, eCash, was created in 1983 by the cryptographer David Chaum. Fast forward to 2009, when the enigmatic Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, the first blockchain-based cryptocurrency that would eventually become the most valuable virtual currency to date. As of August 2021, there are nearly 6,000 cryptocurrencies, with the top 20 representing nearly 90% of the total market.


Get more insights on the crypto revolution in the following video and infographic. Find out what a cryptocurrency is, its pro's and con's, how to use crypto, and more.





Sources: NerdWallet, Investopedia, The Motley Fool, Wikipedia



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