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16.05.2024 14:16
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Antworten

A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure transactions and control the creation of additional currency units. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies, a subset of alternative currencies. The most popular cryptocurrency is bitcoin, and since their invention, the various new cryptocurrencies that have been created are often referred to as altcoins, short for bitcoin alternative.

Bitcoin was developed as a peer-to-peer system that can be used for online payments without the need for a trusted central authority. Since its invention in 2008, Bitcoin has evolved into a currency, a technology, an investment vehicle, and a community of users. In fact, it is believed to be the first cryptocurrency, although as mentioned earlier, similar systems existed before. Because the Bitcoin system works without a single administrator (like PayPal) or a central repository, the US Treasury Department categorized Bitcoin as a decentralized virtual currency. In fact, the first decentralized digital currency would be a more correct term than the first cryptocurrency.

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