Digital Currencies And The Digital Currency Essay

1243 WordsNov 5, 20165 Pages
Abstract Currency acts as a store of value, a medium of exchange and a unit of account. Physical currencies are promissory notes payable to the bearer on demand. Digital currencies are internet-based form of currency. They represent both developments in payment systems and a new type of currency. Digital currencies, in hypothesis, serve as money, at present day they act as money to a small amount of individuals and institutions. It has been often questioned as whether the decentralised digital currency, such as Bitcoin and Litecoin, will emerge as the preferred method of payment for Internet Services or will remain a superficial payment method compared to well established existing payment systems. We take the position that digital currencies are a fad. As argument, we try to clarify the definition of currency in general and explain what a "digital currency" really mean. Than we examine the arguments for the digital currencies and at the end we present the evidences of perils of digital currency. 1 Introduction Digital currency is an Internet-based means of exchange different from physical currency such as circulating printed paper currency and coins.[1] Digital currency allows for instant transactions and boundaryless transfer-of-ownership. Both virtual currencies and cryptocurrencies are types of digital currencies. Like traditional physical money these currencies may be used to buy physical goods and services. Additionally, this digital currency could also be restricted
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