DigiByte uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority; managing transactions and the issuing of DigiBytes is carried out collectively by the network. DigiByte is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls DigiByte and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, DigiByte allows exciting uses that are not possible with previous payment systems. DigiByte is similar to what you know & use every day for traditional payments. Before you start using DigiByte there are a few things that you need to know in order to use it securely and avoid common mistakes.