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Get up to speed on crypto

What exactly is crypto?

Crypto is short for cryptocurrency. Many believe that crypto could one day be as commonly used as cash and credit.

The crypto market never sleeps

It’s the only financial market that runs 24/7, 365 days a year. Since all cryptos are global currencies without borders, prices change every minute of every day.

volatility and risk

Crypto is considered volatile because of how much and how quickly its value can change. Like all currencies, there's potential for gains and losses.

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