#5 What are cryptocurrencies and what should I know before I invest?

'Crypto connoisseur' Nigel hosts this episode and explores the world of cryptocurrencies with regular host Jess, colleague Jonathan and Emma from Global Digital Finance. Crypto can be a complex area so we break it all down simply and explore what exactly cryptocurrencies are, plus some things to consider before you invest.

Useful links

View the FCA's cryptoassets page.

Five things to consider about cryptoassets.

See how we can protect investments.

See MoneyHelper's guide to spotting cryptocurrency and Bitcoin scams.

Learn more about Global Digital Finance.

Transcript of episode 5

Read the transcript of episode 5 here (PDF 77KB).

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