The dark side of Bitcoin’s meteoric rise | Business and Economy News

Bitcoin may be making some investors rich — at least for now.

Bitcoin is having a moment. The cryptocurrency broke through its own record this past weekend with each Bitcoin valued at over $60,000. That is more than two times Bitcoin’s value at the start of the year. If FOMO is getting the best of you, consider this: Bitcoin may be making some investors fabulously rich, right now at least, but at what cost to people, and the planet?

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