Posted in: Tattle, Technology

‘Trading is gambling, no doubt about it’ – how cryptocurrency dealing fuels addiction

Fears rise over how unregulated trading and promotion of crypto assets are creating a new generation of addicts

  • Cryptocurrency ads reach record high on London transport
  • Dogecoin value soars after Elon Musk move

Steven has lost more bitcoin than most people will ever own.

Raised on the remote Shetland archipelago, he left school at 13 to become a trawlerman before moving into construction, eventually earning £85,000 a year digging tunnels for Crossrail.

“But my mind would twist and I’d go all in, like a poker player that thought he had the perfect hand. I was convinced I was going to be a bitcoin millionaire.”

Back to Top