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The wild world of cryptocurrency—and how it could make you rich

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Want to get rich enough to fill bathtubs with dollar bills just for kicks? Could Bitcoin make that happen? Let’s dive in.

When Bitcoin debuted in 2009, its early adopters bought up large amounts of the digital currency for pennies. Since then, Bitcoin’s value has increased dramatically, turning several of those initial investors into millionaires. But the economics surrounding Bitcoin and other forms of digital currency like Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, and most recently, Bitcoin Cash, all dubbed “cryptocurrency,” can be unpredictable and complicated. Read more…

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