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Digital currencies versus Cryptocurrencies

The digital revolution has given us many comforts and changes the way we were living earlier. It in many ways reduced the paperwork. This digital era provided us a different way for value exchange. We can use digital currencies for the sales and purchase of goods and services.

We often hear about the cryptocurrencies, but not everyone is clear about the exact difference between the digital currencies and cryptocurrencies.

In recent times, we all have come across the term cryptocurrencies investment. Many people from across the globe have started trading in these currencies. The novice investors come with the hope to make big money.

To make any decision regarding the investment, one needs proper knowledge as an uninformed decision can result in losing all their funds in seconds.

When we deal with digital currencies, know that they are only numbers showing in people’s account. There is no real money – cash or gold stored as digital currencies.

The best part is, as our traditional money, the digital currencies accepted legally, and one can use it to purchase goods and services. These currencies get transferred between the accounts and can even get exchanged for physical cash.

Digital currencies work through the internet. Hence it can be used globally. Credit cards, online internet banking, and Paypal, they all use digital currencies.

Cryptocurrencies are also a form of digital currencies. It is developed to provide an alternative to the centralized banking system that has poor privacy policies and the banks charge hidden fees and transaction charges.

The cryptocurrencies gained popularity and investors have invested massively in these currencies. However, these investments have serious threats associated with them. It is not audited or regulated by any authoritarian legal body.

All your funds depend on a third party that handles all the transactions. This type of system functions only based on clients’ trust and grows by growing numbers of people involved in trading and by increasing their reputation.

Despite the threats, it is not entirely vulnerable as cryptography used for communication which is not easy to breach. The different types of cryptocurrencies are Bitcoins, Litecoin, Ethereum, and dogecoin. Several countries do not support the cryptocurrency technology. It is going strong merely because of the enthusiasts and people who trade in them. However, no legal support is there.

One takes a significant risk with their money when they spend in these cryptocurrencies as you never know that instead of making money, you may lose it and there is no legal system to contact.

The most significant difference between the digital currencies and the cryptocurrencies is that the previous one is centralized and regulated by the government bodies. The cryptocurrencies, on the other hand, are decentralized and are not controlled by any government authorities.

Cryptocurrencies provide full privacy or anonymity to the account holder. The users’ don’t need to provide their personal information to use them.

To use the digital currencies, one needs to fill the form and provide all the information, even the photographs. Hence it is easy to track the users.

We can say that digital currencies are for everyone to use, similar to the bank system. Cryptocurrencies are indeed not for all people, hence if you are thinking of buying cryptocurrencies, do not just do so by following others, read carefully all the terms and conditions and the risks associated.