Crypto-currencies have developed by leaps and bounds. From an anonymous way to pay on the darknet, bitcoin and others have matured into a speculative investment. But huge problems still hinder their everyday use.
A further drop in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has recently left investors nursing heavy losses. Many proponents are holding out for a new breakout, if their digital assets can go mainstream.
Vietnam has launched an investigation into a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency scam, ordering a crackdown on trading in the highly-popular iFan and Pincoin digital currencies in its lightly regulated market.
Cryptocurrencies have grabbed a lot of attention in recent days as the value of bitcoin skyrocketed to hit record highs and Venezuela announced plans to create a digital currency called "petro."
With new coins released daily, the heated cryptocurrency market has finally gained the attention of US regulators. Yet with all the adrenal highs and lows, it continues to challenge the rules of investment.
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