Trading in cryptocurrencies have gained popularity in recent years but few veteran investors can claim to know as much about cryptos as they do about the traditional stock market. Digital currencies are an intangible and deregulated entity, after all.

Not one central bank nor government can claim control over these digital currencies, which means that the prices of such assets are likely swayed by invisible hands beyond just market forces and policy stances.

The most popular cryptocurrency, arguably, is Bitcoin. This digital coin was launched in 2009 by an entity known under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The founder’s real identity is unknown.

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