Cryptocurrency speculators claim that bitcoin and its peers will mean the end of state-controlled money. That’s economically and politically impossible, says Edward Chancellor.
The pound has perked up. Last week it jumped to $1.43, the highest level since the referendum on leaving the EU.
US equities have enjoyed a ‘‘Trump bump’’ since the 45th president took office. The US dollar, which is close to a three-year low, hasn’t.
Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.
The plummeting US dollar has been the stand-out financial theme of the year so far. Dominic Frisby looks at its prospects for the rest of the year.
The US dollar is near its lowest level since 2014. John Stepek looks to the ten charts that matter to find out how that could affect the global economy.
Many people are baffled about the weakness of the US dollar. But it’s easy enough to explain, says John Stepek. Investors are busy putting their money in everything else.
Matthew Partridge explains why, after a tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin, it’s time to start selling the cryptocurrency.
It may be boring to say that bitcoin is useless as a currency, but that blockchain technology has a future. But it’s true, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the last three months, the pound has risen by 20% against the US dollar. And there’s more to come. Dominic Frisby explains what’s driving sterling’s bull market.
Forget bitcoin, if you want to increase your wealth faster than most other people, you need to find the next big thing. Merryn Somerset Webb suggests some places to look.