The Risks of Bitcoin that investors need to be aware of Risk one-The volatility of bitcoin Everyone knows how volatile bitcoin is and those who invest in this will see the value of this cryptocurrency fluctuate quite dramatically. Unless you can cope with the rises and falls of bitcoin then investing in bitcoin is not for you. There is little to be gained if the loss of your capital is going to cause you to lose sleep. I cannot stress enough the importance of using your discretionary spending money to play the cryptocurrency market. What is discretionary spending? It is money which is spent on travel, eating out, entertainment, hobbies and sports. You would never spend the rent money or money which has been set aside for your retirement on entertainment such as a day out at the races so you should not use that money for playing the cryptocurrency market either. Risk two-Hacking A company called "Cryptopia '' which was an online bitcoin trading platform held funds invested