Modern day entrepreneurs have creative ways of raising money like crowdfunding, which is steadily gaining dominance. ICOs operate under similar principles in that investors are offered shares in a currency that is still in development. In exchange, they contribute the more popular digital currency such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. Fiat currency like the Euro and USD can also be used.
Virtual currencies, also known by the name crypto currencies, are an entirely digital form of money. They are unregulated by any financial authority, instead being entirely under the control of their developers. National and international banks do not oversee the use of virtual currencies, as there is no physical aspect to them, and they are therefore, not considered to be legal tender.
The last few years will be remembered as those which saw the introduction of Bitcoin to the general public. Although cryptocurrencies have been discussed in the media for a while, it was only recently that the terminology became commonly used and more importantly understood, by the average person on the street.
You’ve probably heard of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum whilst you’ve been going about your everyday life but do you really know what they are? These are two of the most popular cryptocurrencies on the market, they are basically a digital currency which utilizes encryption techniques in order to enhance security during the trading process.