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Cryptocurrency Guide for Beginners

5. Cryptocurrency’s Names

Bitcoin is definitely the most well-known name by which we know and understand cryptocurrency. In addition to the names cryptocurrency had when it first started (“ecash”, “Digicash”, “bit money”, and “bit gold”), there are other names for cryptocurrencies. Namecoin was created and launched in 2011, followed closely by Litecoin and Peercoin. Ripple was launched in 2012, NEO and Dash were launch in 2014, Ethereum was launched in 2015, Zcash was launched in 2016, Cardano was launched in 2017, and EOS was the most recent digital currency to come into the fray in 2018.

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