Cryptocurrency Ripple was created by a California-based start-up of the same name as a way for financial institutions to make cross-border payments quickly and securely.
Anyone visiting the continent this summer will have been in for a rude shock at the cash till, says Dominic Frisby. But the pound won’t stay down forever.
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.
The US dollar matters. And it has reached a turning point, says John Stepek. Where it goes next could shape the markets for months to come.
The mania in cryptocurrencies is one more proof of the prevalence today of financial naivety.
US stockmarkets might be performing well, but the same cannot be said for America’s currency. The US dollar index slid 2.9% last month, its fifth losing month in a row.
The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.
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.
After last week’s election, the pound fell against the euro and the dollar. But not by as much as many expected. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.
Markets clearly expect a comfortable Tory victory in the election. But you never know. John Stepek looks at different possible outcomes, and what they would mean for the pound.
John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.