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

By Rob Davies

15 Jan 2022 · 5 min read

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.

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