Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.
Bitcoin is the 21st century global online peer-to-peer currency. One of many so-called "cryptocurrencies", it is free from the interference of regulators and nation states, it has seen its value soar against traditional paper currencies.
The bull market in bitcoin is back on, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at the digital currency’s “hype cycle” and explains how to get started with bitcoin.
Bitcoin has hit a record high against the dollar. And it’s not finished yet. Dominic Frisby explains its real potential, and why it’s got a lot further to go.
There’s a civil war brewing over the future of bitcoin that could lead to a “fork” – two separate currencies running on separate versions of the underlying software, operating by different rules.
Bitcoin boosters promised that the digital currency would change the world. In a sense, it just might, as blockchain, the technology underlying it, goes mainstream. Ben Judge reports.
The Royal Mint’s plans to marry gold bullion and blockchain technology will bring gold investment into the 21st century.
After a spectacular 2016, digital currency bitcoin has had a rocky start to the year. But this is just the beginning. Dominic Frisby looks at where it goes from here.
Bitcoin has been the world’s best performing currency for the last two years. It’s now worth nearly much as gold. John Stepek looks at what makes it so valuable.