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Would you invest in cryptocurrencies? Listen to 6 Minute English

Would you invest in cryptocurrencies? Listen to 6 Minute English

Would you invest in digital money? A new kind of money might be appearing on your screen soon – Libra from Facebook. Sam and Catherine discuss how different it is from Bitcoin and teach you related vocabulary.

Vocabulary:

cryptography
the use of complex codes to keep computer systems and information secure

currency
the money of a particular country

cryptocurrency
digitally produced money that is not controlled by banks or governments

subject to the whims of
being controlled by unpredictable decisions and trends

notoriously volatile
well known for changing by a large amount in an unpredictable way

stable
predictable and without big unexpected changes

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