Workers will soon be able to put some of their retirement savings in bitcoin, but the crypto crash has made it clear what a risky bet it is. The currency has lost more than 50 percent of its value from November to May. So while those who invested in bitcoin even two years ago may have seen big returns, any investor jumping in now could be in for losses. You can use the NBC news simulator whereby you’ll have $10,000 to play with, and you can put up to $2,000 in bitcoin. Pick any start date in the past 18 months — or use our presets — and see which would have been the better move: going with bitcoin or sticking with a more traditional index fund, an investing fund that mirrors the performance of an index like the S&P 500.
Go and have a play to see if you can beat the market!