Cryptocurrencies: king’s ransom or fool’s gold?

Extreme volatility makes products an unreliable store of value – for now

cryptocurrency trap

The increasing dominance of technology in our daily lives is finally penetrating the financial industry as well. The growing popularity of algorithmic trading, mobile payment platforms and robo-advisers is just the beginning of the fintech revolution. But perhaps the most radical – and controversial – innovation in today’s headlines is cryptocurrencies. History teaches that their success will depend on their stability and reliability as a store of value – and by that measure, most are currently

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