A stable and internationally recognised unit of value and exchange or a vehicle for wild speculation? Discover the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

A professional speculator once told me, “It’s really not gambling unless you risk losing your house or selling your organs in Shenzhen.” I hate to spoil an exquisite financial bubble, but it’s growing ever more evident that the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin craze is shaping up to be an epic, legendary Ponzi scheme.

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Psychologically and financially, you’re either inside a bubble plotting when to cash out or outside guessing when to jump in. Bubbles usually make fools out of those who sell out too early or too late – which is almost everyone. Cryptocurrencies represent a perfectly intersecting storm of desperation, greed and overwrought imaginations, all enabled by sexy trading platforms and mobile technology.

Each successive jump in Bitcoin price cruelly tempts punters like a…

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