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What Do You Know About Cryptocurrency?

Knowledge is power in the war against cybercrime

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2021

Cryptocurrency’s future may depend on cybersecurity, according to a special report from Global Risk Insights, a publication for political risk news and analysis, which noted that more than 100 cryptocurrency exchanges had emerged as of 2018.

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that by 2021 more than 70 percent of all cryptocurrency transactions annually will be for illegal activity, up from previous estimates ranging anywhere from 20 percent (of the 5 major cryptocurrencies) to nearly 50 percent (of bitcoin) in 2017.

Around $72 billion of illegal activity per year involved bitcoin in 2018, which was close to the scale of the U.S. and European markets for illegal drugs, according to a now three-year-old study published by the University of Sydney in Australia, ranked as one of the top 100 universities globally.

Whether you’re an investor, a market watcher, or a cybersecurity expert, we are providing you with a list containing most of the available crypto assets, sorted based on the market capitalization. The key metrics such as closing price, total and available number of coins, traded volume and price change percentage are all available at a quick glance.

If you don’t see data from certain exchanges, it means that they are not yet supported. Today there are more than 500 cryptocurrency exchanges according to various sources.

Knowledge is power in the war against cybercrime. The more we know about cryptocurrencies, the better. We’ll be back with updated research on this topic in 2021.

Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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