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Should youinvest inBitcoin?1.1DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:1. Is Bitcoin's environmental impact enough to convince you to not invest in it?2. Have you been personally seeing Bitcoin being more accepted in society?3. Is the potential huge upside gained from Bitcoin investments worth the risk?NO: You should notinvest in Bitcoin1.3China, a large worldplayer, is activelyagainst Bitcoin andcryptocurrency ingeneral2.7Tradingcryptocurrency hasbeen illegal in Chinasince 20193.7China is targetingcryptocurrencymining andsuspendingoperations of majorplayers3.8Bitcoin is really badfor the environment2.8"Mining" Bitcoin usesas much power as theNetherlands everyyear (equivalent to 1%of the world'selectricity supply!)3.9Bitcoin is a riskyinvestment2.9Cryptocurrencies ingeneral are veryvolatile3.10There are manyBitcoin scams goingaround3.11Bitcoin has nointrinsic value3.12Bitcoin is still not apreferred form ofpayment2.10Only approximately2300 U.S. businessesout of 30 millionaccept Bitcoin3.13BACKGROUND:While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have not yet fully enteredthe mainstream, recent spikes in pricing have led investors,both institutional and retail, to consider it a viableinvestment. Proponents of cryptocurrencies say that theirdecentralized nature is the future, free from governmentcontrol. Skeptics of cryptocurrencies claim that they have nointrinsic value and are ultimately worthless.1.4YES: You shouldinvest in Bitcoin1.2Investing in Bitcoincould have a high rateof return and thusmake you a lot ofmoney2.1Bitcoin has increasedat a compoundannual growth rate of213% over the past 10years3.14.1Bitcoin is becomingmore and moreaccepted in society2.2More and moremerchants arestarting to acceptBitcoin as a paymentmethod3.2There are crypto debitcards and credit cardsoffering Bitcoinrewards3.3Bitcoin is resistant toinflation that fiatcurrencies undergo(such as dollars)2.3Bitcoin has a hard capon the total numberof currency avaiable3.4Other fiat currencieslike the USD are beingprinted at recordrates and are losingvalue compared toBitcoin2.4Bitcoin can helpdiversify yourportfolio2.5If the stock marketgoes down, Bitcoinwill likely not go downwith it3.5Bitcoin shows almostno correlation tostock market returns4.2Many institutionalinvestors areinvesting in Bitcoin2.6A growing number ofpension funds,foundations, andendowments haveadded Bitcoin to theirportfolios3.6

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