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>> These South Korean students are ditching the books after school to choose their next game in BitCoin.>> I spent six years studying to become a math teacher but my dream is changed in the past few months.>> They're all part of a club called CryptoFactor and they gather on weeknights to share tips on investing in cryptocurrencies.
Dismal job prospects are driving young Koreans to digital coins and tales of fantastic returns for savvy investors have them hooked.>> My friends say that so many students bring their laptop to class and watch the virtual currency charts or participate in actual trading even when professors are giving lectures right in front of them.
>> The trend is worrying for South Korean lawmakers who announced new rules this week to regulate Bitcoin trade within the country, that's after one local exchange had to shut down and file for bankruptcy after hackers stole millions of dollars worth of the currency. But young investors are brushing off concerns they even started trading with what they call alt coins.
Virtual currencies other than bit coin which analyst say often traded much lower values.>> South Korean college students are living in a society which provides an uncertain future and they see global cases while young people around their age earn huge amounts of money by investing in virtual currencies.
>> But experts say their hopes may be unfounded, warning there's no way to measure the cryptocurrency's true value and that the only reason prices are going up is simply because the next buyer down the line is expected to pay a higher price.