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.
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.
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.
John Stepek looks at how the main asset price charts are faring ahead of the weekend, starting with bitcoin’s recent meteoric rise.
Companies can now raise funds by issuing their own digital currencies. Ben Judge explains how initial coin offerings work.
There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.
Bitcoin has hit a record high against the dollar. And it’s not finished yet. Dominic Frisby explains its real potential, and why it’s got a lot further to go.
There’s a civil war brewing over the future of bitcoin that could lead to a “fork” – two separate currencies running on separate versions of the underlying software, operating by different rules.
Bitcoin boosters promised that the digital currency would change the world. In a sense, it just might, as blockchain, the technology underlying it, goes mainstream. Ben Judge reports.