A SURGE in crytpo investment this week has led to Dogecoin and Ethereum reaching yet another all-time high.
Currently, Bitcoin is trading at around $56,000 and has seen steady gains in the last few days.
Dogecoin is up by nearly 20 per cent over the last 24 hours and by 60 per cent over the last week
And the incredible price surge of Ethereum has made its 27-year-old founder a BILLIONAIRE.
Vitalik Buterin now has at least $1 billion worth of the cryptocurrency in his main wallet – making him the world’s youngest crypto billionaire. Buterin spearheaded the launch of the Ethereum blockchain in 2015.
Ethereum’s cryptocurrency, ether, surged past $3,000 for the first time early Monday morning, marking a 325% rise since the beginning of this year.
Ethereum’s incredible rise came after three years of decline which saw it falling below $100 in April 2020 following a previous high of $1,200 in 2018. But over the past 12 months the currency has absolutely rocketed.
That said, as with all cryptocurrencies, there are no guarantees that any investments will make money and in many cases investors has lost absolutely everything they have put into the coins.
Read our cyptocurrency live blog below for the very latest updates…
‘BUY CRYPTOCURRENCIES IF YOU’RE PREPARED TO LOSE ALL YOUR MONEY’ SAYS BANK OF ENGLAND CHIEF
Cryptocurrencies “have no intrinsic value” and people who invest in them should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said yesterday.
Asked at a press conference about the rising value of cryptocurrencies on Thursday, Bailey said: “They have no intrinsic value.
“That doesn’t mean to say people don’t put value on them, because they can have extrinsic value. But they have no intrinsic value.”
“I’m going to say this very bluntly again,” he added. “Buy them only if you’re prepared to lose all your money.”
SAFEMOON’S WATCHERS SURPASS BITCOIN ON COINMARKETCAP
RISKS WITH INVESTING
5 risks of crypto investments
THE Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which creates the rules for the banking industry has warned people about the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies.
- Consumer protection: Some investments advertising high returns based on cryptoassets may not be subject to regulation beyond anti-money laundering requirements.
- Price volatility: Significant price volatility in cryptoassets, combined with the inherent difficulties of valuing cryptoassets reliably, places consumers at a high risk of losses.
- Product complexity: The complexity of some products and services relating to cryptoassets can make it hard for consumers to understand the risks. There is no guarantee that cryptoassets can be converted back into cash. Converting a cryptoasset back to cash depends on demand and supply existing in the market.
- Charges and fees: Consumers should consider the impact of fees and charges on their investment which may be more than those for regulated investment products.
- Marketing materials: Firms…