In the rush to understand what bitcoin is – and isn’t – the public discussion on the topic has gotten a bit muddy. Here are 11 bitcoin myths and the reality under the hype and confusion.
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Haters gonna hate, but the “Bitcoin bubble” meme has become the financial equivalent of a viral online cat video – wildly popular but pretty vacuous. Today we separate fact from fiction and review 11 bitcoin myths.
Myth #1: Bitcoin is huge
Myth #2: Bitcoin is a major problem in dealing with drugs and terrorism
Myth #3: Bitcoin is a currency. Reality: Bitcoin really is a cross between a mutually held company or large partnership and a money transfer business.
Myth #4: Bitcoin has never been more volatile than now, with all the attention it is getting.
Myth #6: Bitcoin is a store of value.
Myth #7: Bitcoin is untraceable.
Myth #8: Loss of anonymity will make bitcoin worthless.