Just 11 months ago, bitcoin reached a record price of nearly $20,000. Now it’s worth $4,300, its lowest level for more than a year.
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.
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.
Cryptocurrencies may be yet another in a long line of failed attempts to establish new kinds of money, says Nobel-prize inner and professor of economics, Robert Shiller.
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.