A Cryptocurrency, as stated before, is any digital asset designed to function like a medium of exchange where only private coin ownership details are recorded in a public ledger in a virtual form. Some examples of such assets are Monero (an asset that is only useful for the transactions), cash (which are also an asset, but this type of currency are not actually issued by a company but by an individual), and other digital currencies. Nowadays, there is another type of asset, known as “ICO” (instant transferable asset). This type of asset is typically associated with Initial Coin Offering, which is a fundraising tool for the startup companies and projects. Unlike a typical Cryptocurrency, theICO does not exist on its own. Rather, it exists as the link between an investor and a company, which then create theICO.
TheICO can take several forms. In general, ICO’s are new, unregistered digital currencies that are issued byICO companies (the link between the investor and the company creates theICO). However, theICO can also take the form of collectible cards, like a credit card. These cards often have special features such as ability to store large amounts of value on them, which make them ideal for collecting. These cards also tend to have some unique features such as having their balance updated automatically each day, ability to make instant purchases or sell items online, and even integration with major social networks.
As we have seen, Cryptocurrency is an asset that does not necessarily function like a traditional currency. Cryptocurrency is not issued by any government, but rather is issued by a private key. Private keys can be keys that are given to you by a third party, a company, or an individual. When you send your private key to theICO company, they encrypt your private key with a public key, which makes it impossible to decipher. This public key is then sent to the rest of the network, which ensures that each individual will know how to access your private key. TheICO network then allows investors to make use of its services to create new currencies that they own and use these currencies to complete future transactions on the Internet.