General information about digital assets/cryptocurrencies

Digital assets is a new an emerging asset class of digital, virtual and crypto currencies (also known as cryptocurrencies) that share characteristics and operate in similar ways. An example is a cryptocurrency, a digital asset that is designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies employ a blockchain, which can be understood as a continuously growing list of records called blocks that are secured by cryptography.

Cryptocurrencies are the most common form of digital assets that are traded on digital assets exchanges such as Kraken. The most famous example of a cryptocurrency is Bitcoin (XBT, BTC), but there are countless others such as Ethereum (ETH), Monero (XMR), and Ripple (XRP).

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