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Investors are more interested than ever in cryptocurrency. Criminals are too.

Reports of cryptocurrency crimes have increased 312% per year on average since 2016, according to a report from Crypto Head, a cryptocurrency news outlet that used Federal Trade Commission data to analyze cryptocurrency crime trends in recent years. These crimes can include everything from hackers stealing investors’ coins to people falling for scams related to crypto investing.

Pro Tip

A cold wallet — an offline device not connected to the internet— is the safest place to keep your crypto investment, according to experts.

Bitcoin has the most crime reports of any cryptocurrency, which makes sense since it’s also the oldest…

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