Cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) is the category of digital currencies that can be used to buy goods and services, but uses an online ledger in the Blockchain with strong cryptography to secure online transactions. A lot of the interest in these unregulated currencies is to trade for profit, with speculators at times driving prices up.

Perhaps the most well known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, but there are over 1,000 cryptocurrencies available for cryptocurrency investors.  Watch finStream’s free streaming TV show “This Week in Crypto” to learn more about cryptocurrencies.