Crypto Curious? Droplit Can Help! Start Here!
Welcome to the world of crypto! We’re glad you’re here. We know it can be pretty intimidating. It’s hard to figure out where to begin and everyone seems to be doing something else — that’s where we step in and guide you through this in a practical and simple way.
Does crypto mean Bitcoin?
Even if you’re new to
, you’ve probably heard about Bitcoin. There’s a fairly common misconception that being in crypto means having
($BTC). Yes, Bitcoin is one of the many coins in the cryptocurrency space, but they aren’t one and the same.
What’s in a name? Cryptography + Currency
Cryptocurrency was coined (see what I did there?) by combining two words.
, which is the study of secure communications that ensure delivery from sender to receiver, and
. Essentially, the name says it all. Cryptocurrency means using advanced mathematical algorithms to secure your funds so nobody else can spend it.
What’s so great about Crypto?
If traditional currency exists, then why create cryptocurrency, right?
Traditional financial institutions and currency have a lot of pain points. Because everything is
, it’s controlled, it can be manipulated, and there’s a lot of
. To address all of that, cryptocurrency's features include:
- 2.2.Censorship-resistant - Because of the amazing concept of, which we’ll touch on in a bit, it’s virtually impossible to hack or tamper with crypto.
- 3.3.Lightning Fast - Unlike most financial services that take a considerable amount of time to get from point A to point B, international transfers are done within seconds and the fees are much lower than a wire transfer would cost you.
💡 WHAT IS A BLOCKCHAIN? The
is the reason why cryptocurrency is so secure. Simply put, imagine that each transaction made (whether deposit, withdrawal or anything else) is a block. In each block, you have not only the details of that transaction, but of the one before it. That’s why it’s called a blockchain. This is why it’s tamper-proof. Because everyone can access this and it is easy to spot discrepancies. Because if they wanted to alter one block, say BLOCK B, they would need to alter BLOCK A which comes before it as well, because the information is there as well, and the one after it, BLOCK C — because that also contains information on BLOCK B. And it goes on and on. The blockchain is sort of like a super-advanced
on steroids that keeps track of transactions in a simple and effective way.
($BTC) is one of the many
in the cryptocurrency space. A few of the main players include some others you may have heard of:
($ADA). Some coins like Bitcoin are stand-alone coins, while other coins have what is called a
Droplit is part of the Binance Smart Chain ($BNB)
Simply put, when we say the coin has a network, it means there are a bunch of smaller
that each have their own
or ways for how they earn and work.
The smaller tokens work hand in hand with the main coin (in our case, $BNB) providing
for it, as well as providing
for the main coin. You transact or pay
using $BNB— meaning you put money in, you convert to other tokens, you send money, all paying very minimal fees in $BNB.