Bitcoin, it seems, is everywhere. It’s in the news. It’s on phones. It’s even available at ATMs across the globe. Its fast rate of growth and adoption are attracting a lot of attention. And like any interesting, fast-growing business, it is attracting the interest of investors. All of which leads to the question, since Bitcoin is not a company and therefore does not have a publicly traded stock, how can you invest in it?
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Since its inception, there have been questions surrounding Bitcoin’s ability to scale effectively. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists within network of computers, within the blockchain. This is revolutionary ledger-recording technology. It makes ledgers far more difficult to manipulate for a couple reasons: The reality of what has transpired is verified by majority rule, not by an individual actor. And this network is decentralized; it exists on computers all over the world.