Even Grandma Wants In on the Action

Rita Scott’s grandson convinced her in mid-November to get in on the latest investing sensation and buy bitcoin.

“I thought it was a big coin,” the 70-year-old said.

“I didn’t even know what it was, a piece of coin? Why would I invest in a piece of coin?”

With a few hundred dollars of her money invested in it, Ms. Scott quickly caught on and started checking the price several times a day, even while playing poker at a casino in her hometown of Las Vegas.

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