Should You Put Your Bitcoin in…a Bank?

As Bitfinex, the digital-currency exchange that suffered a hack this past week, struggles to reopen, a wider question is again being asked about bitcoin: Is it really a better mousetrap?

On Tuesday, cyberthieves stole about 200,000 bitcoins, valued at roughly $65 million, from Hong Kong-based Bitfinex’s digital vaults. It was one of the largest hacks in the currency’s history.

Bitcoin has lost 12% of its value this week,…

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