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.

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.

Missing the point on bitcoin

It may be boring to say that bitcoin is useless as a currency, but that blockchain technology has a future. But it’s true, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Now the bitcoin bubble’s burst, what’s the next big thing?

Forget bitcoin, if you want to increase your wealth faster than most other people, you need to find the next big thing. Merryn Somerset Webb suggests some places to look.

Steer well clear of Kodak’s crypto offerings

Kodak announced a new blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But investors should tread carefully.

Buy gold: the original and best bitcoin

Bitcoin may be the flavour of the month, says Max King. But gold has been in fashion for thousands of years.

The bitcoin crash – as it happened

The price of bitcoin fell by over 20% in the space of a day. Dominic Frisby picks his way through the wreckage of the bitcoin crash and asks: what now?

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