Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – assessing a controversial asset class

Cryptocurrencies have seen a remarkable rise over the past decade. They’ve moved from the fringes of the investment world, to being a real emerging asset class. The trustworthiness of traditional assets, and even currencies, have been called into question. Cryptocurrencies are said to provide a solution to these threats – but do they succeed? Should you have them in your portfolio? And, what are the risks?