Cryptocurrency, also known as virtual currency or digital currency, took the world by storm back in 2017. Four years later, we’re seeing the likes of bitcoin reaching record highs – before stumbling back down over the weekend.
But with all the hype around digital currencies, are they a good investment? Well, that’s going todepend on your tolerance for risk when building your portfolio and your long-term investment goals.But we can start by learning more about what you’re looking to invest in.
We’d also like to tailor our coverage around what you want to know to make the best financial decisions. You can ask your cryptocurrency questions here or go to the form at the end of this page.
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What is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrency is a form of payment that can be exchanged online for goods and services. Many companies have issued their own currencies, often called tokens, and these can be traded specifically for the good or service that the company provides. Think of them as you would arcade tokens or casino chips. You’ll need to exchange real currency for the cryptocurrency to access the good or service.
Cryptocurrencies work using blockchain, a decentralized technology spread across many computers that manages and records transactions. Part of the appeal of this technology is its security.
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How does blockchain work?
A blockchain is a decentralized…