Cryptocurrency is used as a digital medium of exchanging money so it can be called virtual money. It allows secure online payments in terms of digital or virtual tokens. It is a system which is secured by cryptography that ensures not to counterfeit this that means can not be double spend. Because of this it makes financial transactions secure. Cryptocurrency is widely used outside the government and central banking systems and being exchanged as a virtual money over the internet around the globe. Cryptocurrencies are used as crypto tokens which are mainly functional in decentralized applications for making online payments. But in some countries it is completely banned to use or trade cryptocurrency so its legal status varies in all the countries worldwide. In the cryptocurrency system it is not needed centrally authorized, rather it depends upon ownerships of their units. As it is cryptographically secured so the ownership depends on that and new units can only be generated by the system depending on their origin and transactions. So the cryptographic system works as a blockchain for several financial transactions with distributed unit technology. This system for applying transaction fee works on the ratio of capacity of network supply at the transaction time and fastest demand of payment of the cryptocurrency owner.
Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency that was created in the financial market by a developer Satoshi Nakamoto. It is a decentralized cryptocurrency which was developed in 2009 and used at first in the decentralized markets as an open source software transaction. Bitcoin tokens are composed of a chain of letters and string of numbers that is created by a mathematical algorithm and used as a transaction key. This key is the address at which other users can send payments, so it works as a bank account address number for the users. So this is called as a public key for a dealer to pay online into another bitcoin user’s account. Despite this there is a private key too which is only used by its owner for his or her other bitcoin transactions. It works as an ATM number which is protected by a pin code and that’s why it is dented as a private key. It is guarded by the user’s password and not any other bitcoin holder can use it. Beside this it also have a bitcoin wallet which is used for transmissions and with its help bitcoin users can see the ownership details of their account. It encourages bitcoin or cryptocurrency transactions and works as a digital or virtual wallet. Bitcoin includes instant trading or online payments and the users also get bitcoin rewards for their multiple tradings in the market.
Rather than Bitcoin which was the first and most popular cryptocurrency in the trading market there are more cryptocurrencies introduced in the next few years.
Litecoin, Cardano, Peercoin, Ethereum, Namecoin are the names of few of them. After the dominated market of Bitcoin, in 2011 Namecoin was launched and soon after that Litecoin was created. They both are also trading in the financial market and after Bitcoin they are the most used and successful currencies which took over the decentralized market. Then in 2013 Peercoin was created and it was the first cryptocurrency which included proof of the work in the trading hybrid market.
The adult industry embraced Litecoin with top adult dating platforms and webcam sites accepting the cryptocurrency and spreading its legitimacy. Litecoin is famous for its fast and very low cost payments in the cryptographic world. It is peer to peer virtual currency which works as an open source transmission network and gives a near zero cost trading transmissions as well as being famous for its instant payments.
Just like Litecoin, Peercoin is also a proof of work and peer to peer cryptocurrency that was created in 2012 by Scott Nadal, a Scottish author. Peercoin is one of the efficient currencies that enables to connect online networks to the blockchain security process and this feature enables its popularity because it can connect with many security builders to sustain its security for a long period of time. It has the quality to share the blockchain with the co owners and can discover new chains or blocks so that they can collectively own the wallet, so it is very famous among the stakeholders.
Apart from these you can find many other cryptocurrencies like, Dogecoin, Monero, Dash, Potcoin, NEM etc. which are also ruling the trade market beside Bitcoin.