Cryptocurrencies. Beyond the hype.

Exuberance about cryptocurrencies has never been higher. The most popular of them, bitcoin, spiked above $19,000 one day in early December, only to tank nearly 18% the following day, ahead of the cryptocurrency futures beginning to trade. At one point, bitcoin's price was up an astonishing 1,500%. So, what exactly is bitcoin and what is behind its meteoric rise? Will cryptocurrencies ever go mainstream? And is it too late—or advisable—to get in?

In a three-part interview with UBS Wealth Management Americas On-Air Host Anthony Pastore, two of our leadings strategists demystify the world of cryptocurrencies and discuss the applications of their underlying "blockchain" technology. Tune in to learn more about:

  • Blockchain—what it is and its applications to specific sectors
  • Bitcoin—how it works and what's behind the frenzied activity of late
  • The potential bubble we may be seeing in cryptocurrency valuations

And what about "bitcoin FOMO"? In another interview, Svetlana Gherzi, Behavioral Finance Specialist Americas, UBS, sheds light on how the "fear of missing out" and other common biases may affect investors' judgment when it comes to bitcoin.

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