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cryptocurrency Line breaks: crypto|cur¦rency
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəʊˌkʌr(ə)nsi/

Definition of cryptocurrency in English:

noun (plural cryptocurrencies)

A digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank: decentralized cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin now provide an outlet for personal wealth that is beyond restriction and confiscation
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  • Even with recent fluctuations, the total value of the cryptocurrency is still over eight billion USD.
  • As with all cryptocurrencies, price is based on supply and demand.
  • If cryptocurrencies are like other speculative activities, the early players and the big players benefit to the detriment of the late entrants and the small players.


Early 21st century: from crypto- + currency.

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