How to Invest in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

It’s been a dismal year for the economy. But one bright spot amidst  the recession has been the explosion in the value of Bitcoin and other  cryptocurrencies.

So how can you take advantage of Bitcoin’s rise in the world economy?  What is the best and easiest way to get exposure to cryptocurrency in  your portfolio? Is there a Bitcoin ETF?

A person or persons using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto released a whitepaper entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” that described how Bitcoin would operate.

Bitcoin Basics

Imagine you invested $1,000 in Bitcoin at the beginning of 2012. Can you guess what it would be worth today? $10,000? $100,000? Try $8 MILLION.

Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?

Those who champion Bitcoin (the Bitcoin Bulls) see it as the equivalent of gold for the modern world.

The Bull Case

You would then either keep it in an account with the exchange, which  entails a not-insignificant risk of hacking and losing your Bitcoin.

How to Invest in Bitcoin

The introduction of a Bitcoin ETF would allow anyone with a brokerage  account to invest in Bitcoin, which opens the doors to a much wider  audience.

Increased Investor Adoption

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