A woman uses a Bitcoin ATM machine placed within a safety cage on January 29, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain.

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As bitcoin moves further into the mainstream, the ways for individual investors to dip their toes into the cryptocurrency world are expanding.

Bitcoin traded at nearly $49,000 per unit this week, putting the nascent asset class up nearly 70% since the start of the year. The price of bitcoin jumped sharply in 2020 as well, with major hedge fund managers and other high profile signaling their interest in the cryptocurrency.

Originally published at CNBC

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