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Does Cryptocurrency Have a Future In The Fiat Money System?

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Crypto Journalist and Editor of guest articles in CoinPedia. I am also handling Outreach & Partnerships Manager. Contact me: [email protected]

    Fiat currency is the trusted medium of exchange issued by the government. On the other hand, it is clear through that cryptocurrency does not have any central base that verifies its transaction. Instead, it depends on a different base, the blockchain, organized by the peer-to-peer network to verify and record cryptocurrency transactions. Blockchain is used to store and record the transactions of cryptocurrencies, and blockchain uses nodes to store personal information related to transactions and wallet holders. At the same time, fiat currency transactions are comparatively less secure due to the involvement of many centralized channels. 

    Cryptocurrency has a bright future for acceptance due to its unique features that fiat currency can’t offer. First, Crypto facilitates speedy transactions like paying someone overseas using Crypto. The transaction can be made in minutes with Crypto. Crypto is cost-efficient. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can settle transactions at a minimum cost of around 0.2%, which is way less than the banks and other exchanges. Now some economies are using bitcoin to boost their economy and exports.

    Reasons for the acceptance of Crypto in the fiat money system


    Cryptocurrency greatly supports digitalization, making it easy for the government to collect taxes. The use of digital payments, as well as cryptocurrency, can decrease the cost of government and help the government to impose a better taxation policy. The future is all digital payments and only the websites and applications that are the fastest among all the existing digital payments. However, encouraging online businesses and e-commerce platforms. International payments are made easily with cryptocurrency, whereas the traditional system would take around 5-6 days to settle the payment in the receiver’s account.

    Saving money

    Maintaining different banks’ credit and debit cards makes maintenance costs expensive. Whereas using cryptocurrency, you have to maintain a single crypto wallet. It is used to store your purchased crypto coins and make payments. Furthermore, Crypto is a decentralized base and does not include any government intermediaries to verify its transactions because the information and transaction flow direct from decentralized channels merchant to direct customers. Thus, making transactions cheaper as compared to fiat money transactions. 

    Quick transactions

    It is sometimes frustrating to wait for funds to get credited into your bank account. Using Crypto, you don’t have to wait for the funds to get transferred as Crypto settles transaction in less than 10 minutes and do not involve any holidays. In contrast, fiat money transaction depends on the working days, and the funds can be transferred only on the working days of the week. In the world of instant gratifications, no consumer or merchant wants to wait.

    Worldwide acceptance

    Cryptocurrency is accepted worldwide as you don’t have to maintain different currency accounts to receive or make payments from different countries. Using a single crypto wallet, you can make payments worldwide. There are many benefits if you accept foreign currency for your exports and you are purchasing raw materials from other countries, you have to pay the high cost of the exchange. This worldwide acceptance of Crypto saves you from the high transaction cost and exchange rates. 


    Cryptocurrency poses more security than regular fiat money transactions as it does not involve any central medium for verification, thus creating a separate base blockchain to support its transactions. Also, with security, if we compare Crypto with cash, you have to be clear about the availability of funds or don’t. In cryptocurrency, you have to make all the transactions final because all the transactions are recorded on the blockchain. Therefore, it verifies the fund’s availability and allows you to pay extra than what you own. Using Crypto for payments, both parties need to verify the transactions as this creates a clear and transparent transaction and creates no disputes related to payments between the parties.


    The Paper exchange system is slow and a past thing. At the same time, digital wallets are acquiring the space of paper currency. Crypto is attracting more and more investors and traders to use cryptocurrency as a secure, speedy, efficient, and decentralized medium of exchange. As a result, there is a massive demand for the acceptance of Crypto as a legal medium of exchange. El Salvador is the first economy to accept bitcoin and another cryptocurrency as legal tender. Before using Crypto as a medium of exchange, one must be aware of crypto volatility and drawbacks that can take place with Crypto.

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    Crypto Journalist and Editor of guest articles in CoinPedia. I am also handling Outreach & Partnerships Manager. Contact me: [email protected]

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