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Why Bitcoin is Not an A

Q. Bitcoin is the dominant cryptocurrency in the marketplace. Why doesn’t it get an A?

A. Thanks to its strong adoption and brand, Bitcoin does merit an A in one of our four indexes. But it falls short in two other important areas: Our Risk Index, and Technology Index. As soon as the metrics on one or both of these improve, an upgrade for Bitcoin is likely.

As stated in all our releases, the primary goal of the Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings is to help protect investors from risk, while leading them to the most sustainable, robust cryptocurrencies. That goal requires playing close to the pattern of recent price declines as well as tech issues that could hinder a price recovery.