Why cryptocurrencies in five minutes

ELI5 - what is the inherent values of cryptocurrencies?

Published July 17, 2019Updated May 7, 2021

While cryptocurrencies are mostly seen as speculative assets or get rich quick schemes, they have valuable properties and other valuable use cases. For example:

Of course cryptocurrencies don’t perfectly solve everything, and there are many difficulties—both technical and social—that need to be resolved. As with all new technology, they will be associated with positive and negative change.

If you want to learn more and see more examples, just continue reading. You can also jump to whatever chapter interests you—they’re supposed to be self-contained.