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To Bitcoin, or not to Bitcoin?

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So, you’ve decided to embrace Bitcoin? After months of reading the excitable news coverage and weighing up the positives, you’ve finally been hooked by this latest cultural phenomenon. There is still one problem, though – you have no idea what you’re doing.

It’s okay to be confused, amongst the endless speculation over its potential and the many bizarre alternative cryptocurrencies that have cropped up, it can be difficult to get your head around. Like any online financial dealings, there are also a number of security threats that you should be aware of if you’re going to invest in Bitcoin.

So, before you blindly throw your savings into the unknown, here’s a five-point guide to staying safe.

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