2016年5月28日 星期六

cryptocurrency








Sir Tim Berners Lee, who founded the web, tells us why cryptocurrencies are great but investing in bitcoin is crazy


cryptocurrency 

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəʊˌkʌr(ə)nsi/ 

NOUN (plural cryptocurrencies)

digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of fundsoperating independently of a central bank:decentralized cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin now provide an outlet for personal wealththat is beyond restriction and confiscation

Origin

Early 21st century: from crypto- + currency.


crypto-

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪptəʊ/ 


COMBININGFORM




Origin

From Greek kruptos 'hidden'.

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