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Bitcoin or Cryptocurrency - The basic difference and their uses

Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. They’re becoming more usable by organizations and individuals alike. With these high stakes, you’d think that everyone already knew what cryptocurrency is and how it works. Sadly though, this isn’t the case. Many people out there are still left scratching their heads trying to figure out what cryptocurrencies are not only useful for but how they work so they can figure out if they’re a good investment or not. If you are interested in bitcoin trading visit the risks in bitcoin lending .

There are four main types of cryptocurrencies: 

1. Currency, 

2. Platform, 

3. Utility, & 

4. Equity/Token-like. 

Each type can be traded, held as an investment, or used as a platform to develop new applications. In simpler terms, cryptocurrency is a digital currency that makes use of security measures such as encryption to make sure buyers and sellers are protected from fraudulent chargebacks.

Bitcoin Vs Cryptocurrency: Difference

Cryptocurrency is a digital coin, anonymous and secured with the help of blockchain technology. There are several different types of cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is a well-known cryptocurrency. Most cryptocurrencies have their blockchain. All cryptocurrencies have the same goal: to reach mainstream adoption. In this article, we shed light on what bitcoin and cryptocurrency are, how cryptocurrency differs from fiat currency, and what makes bitcoin so unique from other coins.

Bitcoin is the most popular, most valuable, and the first decentralized digital currency. But it is also a payment network, an alternative new means of products and services that allows transparent digital transaction products with no transaction fee.

Cryptocurrency is an electronic asset designed to work as a medium of exchange and uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions. 

Uses of cryptocurrency

Most cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money and verify the transfer of assets. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, which are digital or virtual currencies that do not use government-issued money.

Bitcoins are transferred between individuals without a middleman, usually through a bitcoin exchange. Bitcoins can also be transferred between individuals, businesses, and bitcoin exchanges, usually through bitcoin wallet applications. Bitcoin has an exchange rate of 0.66 US dollars per bitcoin as of October 2016. That’s about 90% higher than the exchange rate on October 1, 2015.

Bitcoin can be stored in software on your computer or mobile device. When you send bitcoins to someone else, the bitcoin network makes sure the transaction is recorded, and then adds a new digital unit to that account.

Bitcoin mining (a process used to validate transactions and create new units) uses computing power (specifically, lots of computing power) to solve complex mathematical problems. Bitcoin miners use their computers to solve these problems, and in doing so, they earn bitcoins.

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that is based on the blockchain technology. What this means is that it is a decentralized digital token whose transactions are recorded on different decentralized servers and can be viewed publicly.

Bitcoin has a network called the "bitcoin network," which stores a record of every bitcoin transaction ever executed. The bitcoin network is open-source software, meaning that anyone can use its code to create their versions of the bitcoin network.

Bitcoin, similar to any other digital currency or NFTs or tokens out there, is a digital asset. Being a digital asset that is distributed over different services makes this virtual currency a secure and reliable mode of transaction. Although the future of these digital coins is still unknown, the real question is how practical these coins will remain in the near future.

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