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Not everyone is convinced that the risks of bitcoin in a self-directed IRA outweigh potential payoffs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A bitcoin IRA? What is the world coming to?

The cryptocurrency has become so popular—despite fears of instability, possible illegality and potential loss—that its market value is now courting $10,000, even as industry heavyweights caution investors to avoid investing in it, particularly in retirement accounts.

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