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What Does ‘Crypto’ Mean?

Cryptocurrency 101Where Does the ‘Crypto’ In Cryptocurrency Come From?

How on earth is it possible for crytocurrencies to function as currency without a centralized banking system? Why can’t someone fake cryptocurrency transactions and mess up the whole system? The answer lies in the art and science of cryptography. The Sci Show put together this terrific 10 minute explanation of how it all works.