If giving cash or gift cards seems a bit boring nowadays, consider a gift you can’t fold into a card: Cryptocurrency.

The digital asset’s popularity has surged in recent years. Well-known coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum keep hitting record highs, everyday investors are buying up cryptocurrency with Venmo and Cash App, and trading digital assets via apps like Robinhood and popular exchanges like Coinbase.

If someone in your life wants in on the action, you may consider gifting them cryptocurrency. Here’s how to do it.


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Decide which cryptocurrency to gift

So which of the more than 14,000 cryptocurrencies in existence are you going to give?

You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin — the largest crypto asset by market value — but there are tons of altcoins (cryptos that aren’t Bitcoin) out there as well. There are…

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