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Is it too late to buy Bitcoin?

We spoke with a Nobel laureate to get some answers.

happy computer user

Some people are probably happy about Bitcoin's huge gains.

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Right now, the value of a Bitcoin is north of $17,000. Considering that price was around $1,000 at the very start of the year, you can be forgiven for having a vague sense of regret: after all, if you’d bought $100 worth of the cryptocurrency back then, you’d have about $1,700 now if you cashed out today.

The ride has gotten even crazier over the past month or so, with Bitcoin more than doubling

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