Dash is a peer-to-peer digital cash run on a decentralized network. All transactions in Dash are recorded on a public ledger, or “blockchain.” This way, everyone can ensure that the ledger is an accurate and honest account of the currency, so you can trust that it isn’t being manipulated.

Unlike blockchains such as Bitcoin, however, Dash offers the desirable properties of paper cash — namely, instant transactions, low fees, and privacy. Dash is also focused on scaling to be able to process thousands of transactions per second, so that the whole world can use it as money without overloading the network.

For more information on what makes Dash special, watch the short video above and read through the points below. For a more in-depth explanation on Dash’s inner workings, check out the Dash School video series.