Blocks, chains and coins: The world of cryptocurrencies explained


There have been a lot of attempts to explain bitcoin. Search the web and dozens of videos pop up about blocks, chains and numbers trying to explain how cryptocurrencies work. But the real potential impact — why bitcoin matters — often gets lost in the sauce. To understand the implications of these emerging technologies, it’s important to understand how currency enables trade.

Dive into this explainer to learn about our current financial institutions — and the potential for their disruption.