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Cryptocurrencies PROs and CONs
Mounia, Analyst, Morocco, Premium Member
A cryptocurrency is an electronic means of payment and payment system that uses a peer-to-peer network which is fully decentralized and has no server or central authority. Characteristics of cryptocurrencies are:
  • DECENTRALIZED: In traditional forms of currencies, central authorities and banks have control over the financial system while virtual currencies have no central authority.
  • IMMUTABLE: Transaction records are accessible to the public and it's extremely difficult to change them.
  • SCARCITY: Cryptocurrencies have a maximum supply which make them deflationary.
  • ANONYMOUS: Cryptocurrencies have a decentralized network of users that create anonymous digital identities that they use to make transactions and authenticate them.
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