Can I create my own cryptocurrency?

Sure! You don’t even need to be a programmer to create your own cryptocurrency.

Several existing blockchain platforms let you to make your own currency – as a community coin, a joke, or for any other reason. They make creating a cryptocurrency as easy as filling out a webform: just specify a name, number of coins and a few other details, and there it is.

Note that if you use an established blockchain, your coin is also more secure from the start and could benefit from additional built-in features.

Building a blockchain and creating your own cryptocurrency from scratch demands a lot more work, but gives you more freedom and control over your coin and its features.

What can be more difficult is maintaining a currency you’ve created, especially if you’ve built it on your own. That may require further programming, a network of computers, and investments in marketing if you want your coin to become more widely known and used.

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