Cryptocurrency is a vibrant environment that has slowly gripped the boundaries of traditional finance.Bitcoin users and transactions in the last five years achieved a growth rate of nearly 60 percent a year. Similarly, both private and public investors have stepped up their engagement with cryptocurrencies including Ethereum, Ripple ( XRP), and Stellar and a number of others across the industry. Today's infographic unpacks a cross-section of cryptocurrencies, stakeholders, and key applications across a growing field.
The blockchain has developed into an industry worth $200 billion, sparking a boom of global disruption. The crypto-currency is at the core of a rich history of innovation. It extends back to the 1980s, with advances in the field of cryptography leading eventually to the technology that forms encryption techniques designed to protect the network.
infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com