Investing Basics: Bitcoin and Blockchain

January 20, 2023
Learn the basics of cryptocurrencies: what they are, their benefits and risks, and how investors can gain exposure to them.
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Should you invest in cryptocurrency?

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This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a personalized recommendation or investment advice. Investors should review investment strategies for their own particular situations before making any investment decisions.

All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market conditions. Data contained herein from third-party providers is obtained from what are considered reliable sources. However, its accuracy, completeness, or reliability cannot be guaranteed.

Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

This presentation is for educational purposes only and is not a recommendation or endorsement of any particular investment or investment strategy. Past performance does not indicate or guarantee future success. Returns will vary, and all investments involve risks, including the loss of principal invested.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are very speculative investments, involve a high degree of risk, and are not suitable for all investors. Investors must have the financial ability, sophistication/experience, and willingness to bear the risks of an investment and a potential total loss of their investment.

Virtual currencies including bitcoin experience fluctuations in the underlying virtual currency's value between the time you place a trade for a virtual currency futures contract and the time you attempt to liquidate it that will affect the value of your futures contract and the potential profit and losses related to it.

Futures accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

Futures and futures options trading services are provided by Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC. Trading privileges are subject to review and approval. Not all clients will qualify.

Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC, a CFTC-registered Futures Commission Merchant and NFA Forex Dealer Member. Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC is a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Charles Schwab Futures and Forex LLC is a member of NFA and is subject to NFA's regulatory oversight and examinations. However, you should be aware that NFA does not have regulatory oversight authority over underlying or spot virtual currency products or transactions or virtual currency exchanges, custodians, or markets.

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