What is cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
CoinDesk describes itself as “the world leader in news and information on digital currencies such as bitcoin, and its underlying technology – the blockchain.” It is an excellent starting point to understanding what the hell everyone’s talking about.
CRIX: Crix.io is an innovative cryptocurrency platform offering fast and secure trading in bitcoin and a host of alternative digital currencies. Along with bitcoin, Crix.io customers can trade in litecoin, dash, dogecoin, namecoin, peercoin, and nextcoin, with more digital currencies to be added soon.
Bitstamp: Cryptocurrency trading platform