What Is a Crypto Winter? Definition, Length & Investor Impact

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By Jeremy Salvucci Although cryptocurrency is a younger asset class, its overall performance seems to be somewhat cyclical—just like its more established peers. In other words, it experiences booms and busts in a similar fashion to more traditional securities like stocks and bonds. Despite being younger than most members of Generation Z, cryptocurrency has already experienced several major peaks and troughs characterized by high trading volume, wild volatility, and unfathomable gains and losses for those involved. What Is a “Crypto Winter?” Where Did the Term Come From?When the value of the cr…

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