I’ve lost over $300,000 worth of bitcoin so far. Now’s the bit where I’m supposed to tell you it’s all fake, and I only lost it in the cryptocurrency trading simulation game Bitcoin Flip.

But no, I actually bought $400 worth of bitcoin back when it was cheap, then left it in the hands of the Mt. Gox online exchange, which then lost it.

And yet I still recently bought another $210 worth of bitcoin, which has already dropped to $172. This is not investment, this is gambling.

I would have done better just playing Bitcoin Flip. Bitcoin Flip is a free game for the web, iOS, and Android.

(Google recently kicked it off the Play store, but the creators, a group of Latvian students who previously created the stock-market simulator Trading Game, are working to get it reinstated). In the game you can trade 24 cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Monero, and Dogecoin, based on real-life prices pulled from various online exchanges. Read more from lifehacker.com…

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