Jamie’s Got It Wrong: mining, trading, Vertcoin, Metronome, Nexus, forks, Bitconnects and crypto scams

Yet another round of stranger things hits the crypto scene this week as Bitcoin holds strong over $6,000 despite the naysayers. Plus, what’s the deal with digital currency mining? How does it work, and how do you get started? Then, Rocco talks trades and Vertcoin, Pete talks Nexus, and a healthy dose of caveat emptor follows regarding Bitcoin forks, the upcoming Metronome token, and Bitconnects & cryptocurrency scams.

*Footnote: the “number of zeroes” bit about mining is a human-friendly simplification:) It’s more complicated, but ain’t nobody got time for that.

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