Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

The return of gold as real money

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Gold is an excellent store of value, but it’s lost its utility as money. But now a London-based fintech startup wants to bring gold into the 21st century. Ben Judge reports.

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 bitcoin 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

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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.

Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here’s what you must do now

Bitcoin mania looks set to continue for a while yet. But one day the bubble will burst. Plan your exit strategy now, says Dominic Frisby.

How to prepare for the bitcoin crash

Bitcoin is in a bubble like any other. And when that bubble bursts, says Matthew Lynn, the pain is sure to be felt far and wide.

The charts that matter: it’s all about the bitcoin

This week it was all about bitcoin, says John Stepek. The digital currency’s explosive move higher really catapulted it into the limelight.

Peter Thiel: don't underestimate bitcoin

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and ex-CEO of hedge-fund group Clarium Capital, is generally sceptical of cryptocurrencies. But not bitcoin.

The bitcoin craze is worse than the tech bubble

The near-vertical price rise of bitcoin, the digital currency, has been likened to the Nasdaq bubble. But there’s really no comparison.

What to do if you’ve missed out on the bitcoin super-bubble

Bitcoin is a bubble. It’s gone bananas. But it could go a lot higher yet. So what do you do? Dominic Frisby explains.

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