Hoping that cryptocurrency – be it bitcoin, ethereum or any other – appreciates in value is the main way to make money in the world of digital coin investing. 

But some claim that it is also possible to earn money off cryptocurrency, or make returns in other ways from holding it.

How would a cryptocurrency investor do that, is it too risky and how much faith do you need to put in unregulated and previously unheard of entities offering the opportunity? We take a look.

Is your crypto asset just sitting in a wallet and doing nothing? It could be earning interest or returns elsewhere, but as with anything crypto this is high risk

Is your crypto asset just sitting in a wallet and doing nothing? It could be earning interest or returns elsewhere, but as with anything crypto this is high risk

With the crypto boom back on in recent months, gains have been rapid and prices volatile once again.

Since autumn, bitcoin has broken the $20,000 (£14,589), $30,000 (£21,884), $40,000 (£29,179), $50,000 (£36,474) and $60,000 (£43,769) marks. 

In January, JP Morgan claimed bitcoin could rally as high as $100,000 by the end of this
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