A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies use techniques of cryptography – or code-breaking – to generate units of currency and then to secure transactions. Cryptocurrencies are created and managed entirely separate from the central banking system, raising questions about regulation, legality, and the potential for fraud

For entrepreneurs and start-ups, it seems the search for capital is never finished, whether that means turning to friends and family for money or leveraging technology for crowdfunding. In Illinois, there is a significant amount of capital – about $220 million – that is available solely to Illinois businesses, particularly those in the high-tech space.