What is Cryptocurrency?

Step into the future of money and unlock the mysteries of cryptocurrency! In this podcast episode, we delve deep into the world of digital currencies, unraveling how they work, the benefits they offer, and the challenges they pose.

Before we dive headfirst into today’s episode, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Mitch Jackson, and I’m a trial lawyer and private mediator with over 30 years of experience.

In each podcast episode, I’m going to help you navigate the new and sometimes confusing dynamic digital landscape found at the intersection of law, business, and technology. Also, please note that no legal, financial, or investment advice is given in this podcast. OK, now that you have a bit of context about this podcast and the person behind it, let’s get started!

So What Exactly is Cryptocurrency?

Imagine you live in a world where your money is not tied to the confines of physical form, and transactions can be made across the globe in a matter of seconds. A world where you can hold your assets in a digital wallet that is decentralized, transparent, and secure.

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security. The word “crypto” means hidden or secret, referring to the technology that keeps transactions secure. The most well-known cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, but there are thousands of other cryptocurrencies, each with its own unique features and purposes.

How Does Cryptocurrency Work?

Cryptocurrencies operate on a technology called blockchain. A blockchain is a decentralized ledger of all transactions that have ever taken place with a particular cryptocurrency. This technology ensures that all transactions are secure, transparent, and cannot be tampered with.

Let’s chat a bit about the Pros of Cryptocurrency:


Traditional banks and financial institutions are centralized, meaning they have control over your money. With cryptocurrency, you have complete control over your assets.


All transactions made with cryptocurrency are recorded on the blockchain and are visible to everyone.


Cryptocurrencies use advanced cryptography to secure transactions and protect user information.


Cryptocurrencies can be accessed from anywhere in the world, making it easier for people to make transactions and manage their assets.

Now, how about the Cons of Cryptocurrency:


The value of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate significantly in a short period of time.

Lack of Regulation

The lack of regulation in the cryptocurrency industry can make it a breeding ground for scams and fraud. I expect this to change substantially in the near future.

Limited Acceptance

While the acceptance of cryptocurrencies is growing, they are still not widely accepted by merchants and businesses.


The technology behind cryptocurrency can be complex and difficult to understand for some people.

So, after discussing the pros and cons of cryptocurrency, what should you focus on next?


To address the issue of complexity, it is important to educate yourself and others about cryptocurrency and how it works.


Before investing in any cryptocurrency, do your research and understand the risks involved.

Use Trusted Platforms

Use reputable and trusted platforms when buying, selling, or trading cryptocurrencies.


Diversify your investments to mitigate the risks associated with the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

In conclusion, I believe cryptocurrency has the potential to revolutionize the way we conduct transactions and manage our assets. However, like any investment, it is important to do your research and understand the risks involved. By taking the necessary precautions and educating yourself, you can navigate the world of cryptocurrency confidently and securely.

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