Although Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency most talked about, there are a lot of different cryptocurrencies. More than 900 cryptocurrencies are available over the internet, each relying on a blockchain system. Blockchains are ledgers that can accept input from many different parties but only if the parties are at a consensus. Which cryptocurrencies will last? The staying power of these currencies lie in whether or not they can easily be used in transactions.

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