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Bitcoin’s weird ride: From thrill to therapy

If you are addicted to cyber-cash and virtual-hash then there is already a rehab centre for you. Yes, as odd as it may sound, Castle Craig Hospital in West Linton, Peeblesshire could be the place for addicts that get carried away with the roller-coaster of bitcoin-like currencies.

Therapists liken it to online gambling and are worried about users of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, who turn tracking digital money into an uncontrollable obsession.

What stands out here is how ‘Escapism’ is surmised to be at the core of this addiction, just the way cocaine and gambling addicts have felt.

So mint money if you like but when it comes to addiction – stay Scot-free.