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In January, Tiffany Britt made an unusual callout on a private parenting Facebook group. Would any of the other moms in the group be interested in pooling funds together to invest in bitcoin, she wondered? At the time, the Los Angeles stay-at-home mother was eight months pregnant and caring for a toddler. She'd dabbled in cryptocurrency herself and had made a small but admirable profit of a little over $1,000 — not bad for a newbie. But she wanted to go bigger, so she put out the call on Facebook. The response was surprisingly positive: Roughly 30 moms sent Britt money —$20 here, $100 there — to garner varying shares of the pot's ownership. When all was said and done, she'd raised $1,400 to invest in bitcoin and bitcoin cash.

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