A digital currency based on a cryptographic system.
‘Bitcoin was the first decentralized cryptocurrency.’;
(plurale tantum) A device, similar to a pillory, formerly used for public humiliation and punishment.
A cryptocurrency, crypto-currency, or crypto is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange through a computer network that is not reliant on any central authority, such as a government or bank, to uphold or maintain it. Individual coin ownership records are stored in a digital ledger, which is a computerized database using strong cryptography to secure transaction records, to control the creation of additional coins, and to verify the transfer of coin ownership.
The frame upon which a ship is built, and from which it is launched.
a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
Stocks are feet restraining devices that were used as a form of corporal punishment and public humiliation.