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Updated September 2023

How do cryptocurrencies work?

How Cryptocurrencies work, MoneySmart says:

Cryptocurrencies, also known as virtual currencies or digital currencies, are a form of electronic money. They do not physically exist as coins or notes. A cryptocurrency unit, such as a bitcoin or ether, is a digital token. These digital tokens are created from code using an encrypted string of data blocks, known as a blockchain. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s website explains how cryptocurrency and blockchain technology works. Cryptocurrencies are used as payment systems to execute contracts and run programs. Anyone can create a digital currency, so at any given time there can be thousands of cryptocurrencies in circulation…
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MoneySmart (ASIC)

A complete beginner’s guide to Bitcoin. How it works and why it’s so expensive, Finder

Australian Investors Association (AIA):

How To Buy Cryptocurrency In Australia – 5 Easy Steps, Niko Lim, Canstar
How to Buy Bitcoin In Australia 2022 – 3 Safe Sites, Economic Times

Some Pros

We Bought Bitcon, Aussie Firebug

Some Cons

The crypto scam on Instagram that cost Jonathan and his friends $20k, ABC Everyday, Patrick Wright


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