Updated: Aug 15, 2020
A crypto asset (cryptocurrency) is part of digital currencies (all electronic money). Digital currencies are intangible e-money, sometimes regulated, sometimes unregulated. ... Some characteristics make a currency more cryptocurrency vs a virtual one: encryption/cryptocurrency allowing privacy, pseudonymous or anonymity.
Types of Currency While there are only two forms of digital currency, there are actually many types. There are as many types of virtual currencies as there are communities that have them. Virtual currencies typically cannot be traded or exchanged with each other