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Welcome to CoinDesk. We aim to give you the best information and insight on digital currency and the technologies that develop around it. These are exciting times. Every day there are developments in price, investment, technology, crime and regulation. There are plenty of sceptics and a few optimists pushing new concepts and innovation. We created CoinDesk to fill a knowledge gap and answer questions people have around digital currency. That includes the 72-year old pensioner wondering how Bitcoin works, to the CFO of a Nasdaq company, or the prime minister of Cyprus wondering what....


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Get into Bitcoin or another digital currency if you want. I hope it makes you rich. But don't kid yourself this is anything more than speculation for a quick buck. The messianic stuff will go out the window once it collapses. There are lots of things in the real economy to invest in too. The big advantage of Bitcoin as ‘stateless money’ is that when it collapses, the government won't have to bail it out.

Dr. Stephen Kinsella, Senior lecturer in economics at the University Of Limerick's Kemmy Business Sc