Is Cryptocurrency an Emerging Behavioral Addiction?

The Doctor Weighs In
6 min readJun 11, 2019

By: Thomas G. Kimball, PhD

Some experts have identified cryptocurrency, and the processes involved in obtaining it, as an emerging behavioral addiction.

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Cryptocurrency, the most famous being Bitcoin, has become an intriguing and powerful global phenomenon. According to a University of Cambridge Study, there are now between 2.9 to 5.8 million active…

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