The technology sector is an industry that encompasses companies involved in the development, research and manufacture of products and services related to information technology. This includes computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet-based services such as e-commerce and social media platforms, telecommunications equipment and systems integration. The term ‘technology’ can also refer to new or emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) or blockchain which are being used by many businesses today.
Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptography for security purposes. They operate on a distributed public ledger called a blockchain where transactions are verified by network participants known as miners who compete against each other to earn rewards for verifying blocks of transactions on the chain. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency created in 2009 followed by dozens of others since then including Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple XRP among many more. These cryptocurrencies often have their own networks with their own protocols and rules governing how they operate so it is important to understand these when investing in them. Additionally some cryptocurrency exchanges require users to provide proof of identity before trading while others allow anonymous trading using only a wallet address or username/password combinations without requiring know your customer (KYC) information from traders..