Difference between coins and tokens explained.

Even though it's often used interchangeably, there is actually a difference between a coin and a token. And then there is a whole range of other cryptocurrencies out there, with unique purposes. Learn about them in this article.

Digital assets
Refers to all the coins and tokens.

A coin is an asset that is native to its own blockchain. Each of these coins exists on its own blockchain. Example: Bitcoin, Ethereum.

Tokens are created on existing blockchains. Example: Tokens built on the Ethereum blockchain; ERC-20 tokens.

A cryptocurrency is a coin or token that is solely used as a currency, to pay for goods and services.

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