Cryptocurrencies refer to exchangeable digital units of value secured by cryptography. Associated with decentralized ledger tech, which is also widely known as blockchain, cryptocurrencies aim at achieving secure transactions guaranteed by computational tools instead of relying on a centralized authority. Examples include Ethereum, Zcash, Bitcoin, and Steem.
The digital revolution began in 1947, shortly after Bell Laboratories’ scientists invented transistors and managed to combine them together into integrated circuits (Douglas E. Comer, 2019). The world’s transition from an analogue era to a digital one marked the commencement of a rapid transformation that continues to take place to this day.
The fabrication and distortion of truth in the media isn’t new; it’s been done since the dawn of the printing press and journalism, with new methods constantly being introduced to push certain agendas and narratives onto consumers.