Cryptocurrency networks offer fees which are significantly lower than any banking institution, allowing global transactions at low cost to you.
The nature of the blockchain within the context of cryptocurrency, is that it is a distributed ledger of transactions, without one single controlling authority.
Due to the large decentralised nature of the Bitcoin network, transactions can be broadcast around the world in under an hour.
There are thousands of Bitcoin users all over the world, in every country, meaning that transactions can be quickly propagated throughout the entire network.
Monero offers complete transaction privacy, while even the Bitcoin protocol offers pseudo-anonymity for all transactions.