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Cryptocurrency

Learn more about cryptocurrency—digital money, based on cryptography and blockchain technology, that can be used to make purchases and for investing.

Cryptocurrency began as a decentralized digital money used to make payments online, although its use has evolved. While it’s still a very nascent asset class, it’s recently made big strides toward maturity in financial markets. We break down the history and types of cryptocurrencies—and some of the investing risks to consider.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that commands the majority of the crypto market. We explore the history and evolution of Bitcoin, along with investing considerations for this volatile asset.

The price of cryptocurrencies is impacted by supply and demand. Below we look at several factors that may affect the price of Bitcoin.

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