Digitisation has strengthened the trend toward a cashless system, with central banks exploring the feasibility of central bank digital currencies. Spearheaded by The Bahamas with its release of the sand dollar, many central banks are in various stages of releasing their own cryptocurrencies. Although China is the dominant leader in CBDC development, other central banks are catching up. CBDCs share some of the attributes of popular cryptocurrencies but not all.
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Derivatives carry the potential to drastically increase or drastically decrease initial investments, depending on the underlying assets’ price movements. Derivatives investing is for the experienced investor or the less experienced investor willing to do some research. One advantage is that an investor can get into the action with little expenditure of money but should be prepared to lose some, if not all, of it, should prices swing the wrong way.