The global crypto-currency and cyber-currency market size is expected to value at USD 84 billion by 2024. The market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the minimum fees for transaction in cryptocurrency exchange, exclusion of third parties for financial deals, and limited occurrence of fraud & identity theft. However, lack of awareness about the cryptocurrency among general population is expected to restrain market growth to large extent.
Although, addition of block-chain technology that provides more security and flexibility for financial services in cryptocurrency market, thus offering numerous growth opportunities for business, in the recent years. Globally, the market is predicted to grow at high CAGR over the forecast period, providing numerous opportunities for market players to invest in research and development in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market.
Crypto-currency is commonly termed as a form of money exchange, which is performed with the help of cryptography to complete the transactions. The crypto-currency majorly involves monitoring & formation of new units, enhanced security, and minimizing risks such as money fraud. Crypto-currency is purely digital form of money that can only be used for online transitions. Growing popularity of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin is attributed to its widespread use in the mainstream media since last decade. Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies are considered as a decentralized system due to absence of any central authority. The crypto-currency and cyber-currency market has witnessed up to four times of overall market capitalization over the last couple of years.
A cyber-currency or crypto-currency is commonly understood as a digital asset that is derived to work as a medium of exchange with secure financial transactions, measurement of additional units, and monitoring the transfer of assets. Increasing demand for cyber-currency and cryptocurrency as an alternative to centralized electronic money and central banking systems is expected to drive the growth of crypto-currency and cyber-currency market over the forecast period. Latest technological advancement coupled with development of innovative technology such as ledger technology, and a block chain, that acts as a communal financial transaction database are anticipated to foster demand for crypto-currency and cyber-currency market in the upcoming years.
Crypto-currency majorly involves a mix of experts in the tech and business spheres along with ICOs, for application related issues. The successful implementation of cyber-currency or crypto-currency require an international team with advanced decentralized system. The authenticity of every cryptocurrency's coins is provided with the help of a block chain. A block chain is a constantly growing list of records, which are also termed as a block; these blocks are connected and managed with the help of cryptography.
Every block broadly consists of a hash pointer that is linked with the previous block, along with a timestamp and transaction data. Block chains does not allows any modification to the existing data, thereby providing necessary security. These factors are expected to fuel growth of the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market during the forecast period. Bitcoin, one of the most popular crypto-currency majorly uses peer-to-peer technology in order to operate with no central authority or banks. Ethereum is also a decentralized system and a type of a crypto-currency, which runs smart contracts.
The market is divided by region as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa. North America has shown major growth in recent years owing to the rise in the implementation of latest technologies in banking & finance sector and existence of well-established online infrastructure. Asia-Pacific region is predicted to hold major market share with massive growth in forecast period.
Countries such as Malaysia, China and Singapore are leading the Asia-Pacific market with shifting trends towards adoption of digital currency over traditional form of financial exchange and significant investment by leading industry players considering potential growth opportunities in the region. The key players in the crypto-currency and cyber-currency market are Nvidia Inc., XILINX, Inc, Intel Co., Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Ripple Labs, Inc., Microsoft Co., AlphaPoint Co., BitGo Co., Coinbase Inc., and The Bitfury Group Inc.
• Bitcoin Cash
• Dark Web
• Dark Net
• Consumer Digital Currency
• Enterprise Digital Currency
• Bitcoin Cash
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