5 Dumb Crypto Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

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Despite its recent acceptance as a legitimate investment option, cryptocurrency and the surrounding world of Web3 are still very much a Wild West. Each day, new crypto investors face a steep learning curve filled with beginner mistakes.

These basic blunders, whether through bad actors or individual negligence, often result in serious money being lost or stolen. In some cases, people can lose all the cryptocurrency they own.

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Randy Ginsburg
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Randy is a New York-based freelance writer and author covering the world of emerging technology and entrepreneurship. Deeply interested in the way technology will impact his grandkids' lives, Randy has been featured in several publications, including NFT Now, Forbes and Newsweek.