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What are Cryptocurrencies? Can You Profit?



Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, LiteCoin: all terms that have been swirling around in the media over the past few years. 2017 has seen coverage of the cryptocurrency phenomena reach new heights on the back of the combined value of the different formats in circulation hitting almost 800% growth in August and a combined value of $158.5 billion. Bitcoin itself, the 'original' and still most widely adopted cryptocurrency, is currently changing hands at just shy of $4000 as of late September (it almost reached $5,000 earlier in the month), a year-on-year increase of almost 550%.
The commentary is split between those crying 'bubble', while proponents of cryptocurrencies, who include some huge names in venture capital such as Tim Draper and Barry Silbert, are convinced this year's surge is simply traction hitting tipping point into the mainstream. Most of the world's biggest banks now have cryptocurrency positions, with many developing their own, often in consortiums.

Topics covered in this Guide

  • Origins of Cryptocurrencies
  • How do Cryptocurrencies Work?
  • Most Popular Cryptocurrencies
  • Buying and Using Cryptocurrencies
  • Investing in cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency Price Drivers
  • Cryptocurrency Investment Options
  • Conclusion

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