Strongly consider using a separate bare metal Linux box or a virtual machine running Linux in VMWare Workstation or Virtual Box. A minimal install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS or a security focused-distro is your best bet. Lock that box down and do not run as root.
…erstand are intrinsic tokens like Bitcoin, which is directly built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. Or you can choose to fork the Bitcoin blockchain and build tokens on top — some examples include ZCash, Litecoin, Monero, and others. Or you can build an entirely new blockchain technology and build a token on top of that — which is what Ethereum did. The token on top of Ethereum’s blockchain is “Ether”.
…you can even build tokens on top of Ethereum’s blockchain itself. Gnosis (GNO) and Augur (REP) are examples of this. Perhaps confusing since “Ether” is the intrinsic token built on top of the Ethereum blockchain. I’ll explain later in the post. For now, just accept the fact that it’s possible to build other tokens besides the intrinsic token on the Ethereum Blockchain.