Since its introduction in 2009, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have skyrocketed in both popularity and value. Now as the Fed and other financial institutions consider a digital dollar, what is the future of cryptocurrency in terms of a financial investment strategy? This largely depends on where you draw the line between gambling and investing.
Creating a digital currency is on the minds of financial professionals inside the Federal Reserve Bank and out. Making a digital option that permits cash-like exchanges and direct deposits from the government seems like an inevitable good for U.S. citizens. But what kind of control does it offer the government, and does it come with the same level of security as other digital currencies like cryptocurrencies?