How would you respond if one of your clients asked you whether he or she should invest in Bitcoin? Or another cryptocurrency like blockchain?

It’s possible. The value of digital currencies like Bitcoin has skyrocketed, leading some clients to fear that they might be missing out on the next big thing. What’s the best way to respond? Before digging into this question, let’s take a step back and explain what all the cryptocurrency fuss is about.

What is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a new form of electronic payment that’s used to buy and sell goods and services. Companies issue their own cryptocurrencies (also called tokens) that are traded for the things they sell. To access goods or services, buyers must exchange real currency for the cryptocurrency.

There are currently about 1,400 different cryptocurrencies being exchanged in the open market with a total value of about $708 billion, according to Coin Market Cap....

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