Really, what? Collectors of coins are called numismatists. Collecting banknotes is called bonistics. And those who are keen on collecting cryptocurrencies may be called cryptocoinists.
Now there are already about 1,550 kinds of cryptocoins and tokens. Among them are rarities, and those tokens that are practically not in demand today. And there are still interesting types, released in limited edition because the creators of the project fled with the money of investors. By the way, a month ago 1600 coins were on the list. About 50 crypto-currencies have disappeared, leaving a trace on only some sites or screenshots.
Of course, cryptocoins are not exactly coins. They have no obverse, no reverse, no edge. And it’s difficult to “show them off”. A set of figures in a multi-currency wallet will not be appreciated by anyone. But when did it stop collectors?
One of the Russian bloggers-numismatists wrote that giving in to the excitement around bitcoin, he found a coin on the Chinese site at a price less than a dollar apiece. He ordered two bitcoins, one for himself and one for his cat. While the parcel was underway, he was very worried, seeing how the rate falls. When the parcel with coins came, the cat was displeased that bitcoins were not real.
Pay attention to cryptomoney! All coins have names and an abbreviation, they also have their own graphic representation. They differ in purpose and number of fractional units, in hash functions and consensus algorithm. Their protocols have beautiful names. They have many differences and unique properties.
Resources for exchanging cryptocurrencies exist and function for a long time or a long time there exist and function. No black market. No fakes and copies. It’s impossible in the blockchain.