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How to invest in Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is tempting—but do your homework

By Ruth Jackson  

Cryptocurrency was one of the biggest news stories of 2017, with investors clamouring to get in on the storming price gains. The price of a single Bitcoin rocketed from just under $1,000 at the start of last year to close to $20,000 in December. It has since dropped back to around half that level.

Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency out there, but it is possibly the easiest one to trade at the moment. However, Bitcoin’s value in real currency terms is incredibly volatile. A price chart for Bitcoin over the past…

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