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Bitcoin hasn't replaced cash, but investors don't care

Many are hoarding the cryptocurrency as if it were virtual gold, a new way to store money outside the control of any government or company

ON A ROLL: The increasing value of bitcoin made it even less attractive as a way to pay for things. Most people don't want to pay now with a dollar that could be worth twice as much next week.

San Francisco

WHEN bitcoin first entered the public consciousness a few years back, a handful of large companies like Dell and Expedia announced they would begin accepting the virtual currency. But there weren't many takers. This failure hasn't bothered many of the people buying up

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