cryptocurrency

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See also: crypto currency

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crypto- +‎ currency

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cryptocurrency (countable and uncountable, plural cryptocurrencies)

  1. A digital currency based on a cryptographic system.
    Synonym: (informal) crypto
    Bitcoin was the first decentralized cryptocurrency.
    • 2013 November 17, Nick Bilton, “Disruptions: A Digital Underworld Cloaked in Anonymity”, in New York Times[1]:
      Then there is bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has been skyrocketing in value lately. Bitcoin is basically virtual cash — anonymous, untraceable currency stuffed into a mobile wallet.

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