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Riding the bitcoin wave in search of a golden shore

Investors see once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change their lives, pinning hopes on new form of currency whose potential value the world was only beginning to recognise

Mr Melin (right) helping an investment client at Crypto Consulting Group in Louisville where for those who believe in bitcoin, Mr Melin, 22, is one of the most important guides.

Louisville, Kentucky 

HE had invested in bitcoin almost two years earlier, so now Jacob Melin had a new house, a new truck, a new consulting business and a line of people coming into his office, trying to become wealthy as quickly as he had.

One person said he expected to use a...

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