Dash, it’s a cryptocurrency you’ve heard about and you may even have a few stashed away in the nether region of your cryptocurrency wallet, though the chances are this is a cryptocurrency that you don’t know an awful lot about. Dash is one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world, it’s reputation is regularly undermined as Dash is a privacy focused cryptocurrency, so it does see some level of resistance from those in the crypto community that aren’t about all inclusive anonymity.
Dash, or Digital Cash, was created by Evan Duffield, according to Coinsutra:
“Dash was originally released as XCoin (XCO). In February 2014, the name was changed to Darkcoin. And on 25 March 2015, Darkcoin was rebranded as “Dash”.
Evan Duffield came across Bitcoin in 2010 and was impressed by its technology. But he soon realized that Bitcoin was not private and fast enough. He had many ideas on how to make Bitcoin anonymous, but he knew that Bitcoin’s core developers wouldn’t allow him to do so, as the core’s code would need to be changed for this. So to change this primary drawback of Bitcoin, Evan decided to use Bitcoin’s core code and build his own cryptocurrency- this is what we know of today as Dash.”