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.
For now, the bitcoin bulls are winning big. But Matthew Partridge thinks it might be time to bet on a pullback.
It’s easy to beat yourself up about missed investment opportunities that made fortunes for those who bought in early. But it does nobody any good, says Dominic Frisby.
It’s not the technology that investment bank boss Jamie Dimon has a problem with. It’s the cryptocurrency.
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.
Tech entrepreneurs have created a new way of raising money for investments, known as the initial coin offering (ICO). They are currently all the rage. But should you buy in?
You may have steered clear of bitcoin, believing the digital currency to be in a bubble. But as Matthew Lynn explains, that doesn’t mean you won’t get burned.