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.

Howard Marks: no fan of cryptocurrencies

The mania in cryptocurrencies is one more proof of the prevalence today of financial naivety.

Beware the cryptocurrency con men

The hype about digital currencies is growing – but wise investors should steer clear of this unregulated world of financial scams, says John Carter.

How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK

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.

Cryptocurrencies might be a bubble, but they’re here to stay

John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.

Initial coin offerings: a risky ride into the Wild West of finance

Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.

A bad week for gold – but a belter for bitcoin

There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.

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