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Cryptocurrency

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A digital asset/credit/unit within the system, which is cryptographically sent from one blockchain network user to another. In the case of cryptocurrency creation (such as the reward for mining), the publishing node includes a transaction sending the newly created cryptocurrency to one or more blockchain network users. These assets are transferred from one user to another by using digital signatures with asymmetric-key pairs.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8202