What Are Cryptocurrencies?

Decentralised. Encrypted. Immutable. These are words you've probably heard when someone described the world of cryptocurrencies. But the technology behind cryptocurrency goes beyond that - it delves into the essence of trust itself. How do you distribute trust in a way that's secure and mathematically predictable?

Cryptocurrency ensures, via a public blockchain, that no two parties have to trust any centralised third party to transact with each other. Simply put, it's secure and decentralised digital money. No person, company or country owns a cryptocurrency network, just like no one owns the Internet.


There are several cryptocurrencies available to trade on ZebPay


Bitcoin / BTC

Bitcoin was invented by anonymous cryptographer Satoshi Nakamoto as peer to peer digital cash. In many ways considered the original blockchain and "digital gold", Bitcoin continues to remain the most popular crypto asset.


Ether / ETH

Ether (ETH) is the currency which is used to run smart contracts on the Ethereum platform. With its launch in 2015, Ethereum revolutionised cryptocurrency and started the era of the programmable blockchain.


Ripple / XRP

Ripple is a system of real time gross settlements, currency exchange and money transfer. It aims to improve transaction times and settlements between international players and banks.



EOS is a highly scalable blockchain and cryptocurrency which provides an advanced smart contracting platform for developers. Its vision is to build a fully decentralized platform that scales to thousands of transactions per second.


Litecoin / LTC

Litecoin was invented by Charlie Lee in October 2011. It features a capacity to handle a high volume of transactions with extremely low transaction costs. Litecoin has stood the test of time as one of the most popular blockchain networks to date.


Bitcoin Cash / BCH

Bitcoin Cash is a fork of Bitcoin with lower fees and faster confirmations. The more recent ABC fork has propagated the network towards adjustable block sizes and external data access. Bitcoin Cash continues to remain a robust blockchain network.