Bitcoin – the 21st century digital currency

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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.

How and where to buy bitcoins in the UK

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There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.

Bitcoin is not a fraud – it’s dotcom 3.0

Most investors don’t know what to make of bitcoin. But the best brains see the potential and are flocking to this new asset class, argues Charlie Morris.

We’ll all get burned by bitcoin

You may have steered clear of bitcoin, believing the digital currency to be in a bubble. But as Matthew Lynn explains, that doesn’t mean you won’t get burned.

What the South Sea Bubble can tell us about blockchain

The South Sea Bubble of 1720 arose out of an innovation in finance. Is blockchain heading down the same path, asks John Stepek.

Bitcoin is a bubble – but bubbles change the world

There’s no doubt bitcoin is a bubble. But fear of missing out is trumping the fear of losing money. The top could be a long way off yet, says Dominic Frisby.

Howard Marks: no fan of cryptocurrencies

The mania in cryptocurrencies is one more proof of the prevalence today of financial naivety.

Beware the cryptocurrency con men

The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.

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