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Five Things to Do with Those Christmas Bitcoins

(CoinDesk) It’s the festive season, and if there is a Bitcoin fan among your friends and family, then they may have given you some of the virtual currency in your Christmas stocking. If so, what should you do with it?

There are several options for you as a new Bitcoin owner. We’ll tell you about them here, but before you start, please don’t do what Bloomberg TV anchor Adam Johnson did. Fellow anchor Matt Miller gave bitcoins to Johnson as a Christmas gift on air.

They came in the form of a paper wallet, which Johnson showed to the camera, displaying his private key in the process. Whoops.