Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies became big news items when their values skyrocketed. But is this digital cash the future of money or a risky way to store your savings? Would you invest in cryptocurrency? Why or why not? Support your answer with evidence.
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Bitcoin’s risky investment may pay off for some, but the process of creating new Bitcoin, called “mining,” takes massive amounts of computer power and energy from both non-renewable and renewable sources. Investigate the environmental costs of Bitcoin mining, then create an original infographic about what you find. Upload your image into the Make & Share tab.
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