Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

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.

Bubble or no, cryptocurrencies aren’t going away any time soon

Cryptocurrencies are back on the rise and they’re here to stay. So it’s vital you familiarise yourself with them. Dominic Frisby explains why, and how to do it.

Why bitcoin isn’t money

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.

Forget bitcoin – the best hedge against inflation is gold

The usual answer to the question of how to hedge against inflation is “gold”. But these days, some people prefer bitcoin. Those people are wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The charts that matter: it’s cryptogeddon out there

Bitcoin is crashing, bond yields are rising, and equities are a sideshow. John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter to global markets.

The trials of turning bitcoin into cash

Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.

It’s time to short bitcoin

Matthew Partridge explains why, after a tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin, it’s time to start selling the cryptocurrency.

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