Keeping up with the latest technologies is a critical part of an Information Governance professional’s world. One of the most interesting new advances in technology has to be cryptocurrencies, but did you know that there are 848 different ones out there that have a basis of exchange in U.S. Dollars? This article gives a concise description of cryptocurrencies, how they attain legitimacy, how they are traded and what are some of the risks involved. With more organizations looking to this technology to move payments quicker, as well as other far reaching applications being explored, this is a technology that needs to be studied. This article is a good way to get started.