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How to Buy, Sell, and Keep Track of Bitcoin

We’re deep in the throes of Bitcoin madness. The original blockchain-based cryptocurrency’s more-than-tenfold price increase over the past year has thrust it into Wall Street’s face. Notable investors have been cashing in, as the finance sector wades into Bitcoin futures trading. At the same time, consumers and everyday investors are trying to figure out what Bitcoin actually is and how they can get in on the frenzied action.

Bitcoin isn’t the only digital currency garnering mainstream attention. As it has risen from hundreds to thousands to tens of thousands of dollars per digital coin, the rest of the landscape is riding its coattails. The Ethereum blockchain—long viewed as a more viable mainstream platform—and its Ether cryptocurrency have also risen in value,

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