The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes can be lost as well as won.
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.
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.
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.
If you missed out on bitcoin, you missed out on the greatest moneymaking opportunity we will ever see, says Dominic Frisby. But there could still be potential in the sector.
Bitcoin and its altcoin cousins are sinking and there could be more heartache to come, says Dominic Frisby. But don’t write off cryptocurrencies just yet.
Bitcoin has risen by 40% in the last two weeks to over $8,000. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the spectacular rally, and where the price might go next.
Economists Joseph Stiglitz Nouriel Roubini and Kenneth Rogoff fear bitcoin will be “regulated into oblivion” as authorities clamp down on money laundering.
Dominic Frisby weighs up the relative merits of bitcoin and its upstart offshoot bitcoin cash, explains how to get into cryptocurrencies, and which one you should buy.
The City is missing a trick, says Matthew Lynn. London is the natural home for the growing cryptocurrency industry.