Libra, the proposed new cryptocurrency from Facebook, could be huge, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Not because it is a cryptocurrency. But because it isn’t.
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.
Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP have lost their footing too.
Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and makes a prediction on the future of bitcoin.
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.