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Return to Work? I Want to Trade in Crypto!

The world of cybercurrency is no longer just for geeks. Artists, Wall Street traders, and those who want to retire early might be able to thrive there, too. But beware!

As good as gold?

As good as gold?

Photographer: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Europe

Who doesn’t want financial freedom? Day jobs can strain your back and put stress on your mental health. Some of us sigh at the prospect of returning to the office and enduring long commutes. 

The dramatic rise of cryptocurrency has opened opportunities for some to leave the corporate world. A senior executive at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., whose total compensation might well have exceeded $1 million a year, recently quit. He reportedly cashed in at least $14 million worth of cryptocurrency and is said to be setting up his own hedge fund.