• Cryptocurrency is an electronic, private type of money - here's how it works and how you can invest in it

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Although there of thousands of types of cryptocurrency available now, only 13 - including bitcoin, the first "crypto" to be created - are actively traded on exchanges.
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    Cryptocurrency is a form of digital, "decentralized money" - not government-issued but managed via private encrypted databases, called blockchains.
    Bitcoin is the original, and still most popular, type of cryptocurrency. Tether, Ethereum, and Litecoin are other highly traded types.
    Mainstream investing apps now allow individuals to purchase cryptocurrency, but risks include high volatility...
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