A blockchain enabled digital currency that is secured by cryptography. The primary function of a cryptocurrency is to act as a medium of exchange within a peer-to-peer economic network.
Many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, are decentralized, meaning they do not have a central authority, and are maintained by a distributed network of computers, nodes, and miners around the world.
- Cryptocurrency Definition – Investopedia
- What is a cryptocurrency? – Blockgeeks