How a beginner can try their hand at cryptocurrency mining – MarketWatch

How a beginner can try their hand at cryptocurrency mining – MarketWatch

With companies including PayPal, JP Morgan and MicroStrategy adopting cryptocurrencies and talk of bitcoin replacing gold as a hedge, interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded among investors.

The increased demand for cryptocurrencies has been followed by a renewed interest in cryptocurrency mining, which has reached an all-time high. Among the most popular coins are bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.02%, ethereum ETHUSD, +3.13% and dogecoin DOGEUSD, +12.89%.

With the help of Alexander Benfield, a cryptocurrency analyst at Weiss Ratings, we’ll answer questions you might have about this profitable activity.