Currencies

The bitcoin craze is worse than the tech bubble

The near-vertical price rise of bitcoin, the digital currency, has been likened to the Nasdaq bubble. But there’s really no comparison.

What to do if you’ve missed out on the bitcoin super-bubble

Bitcoin is a bubble. It’s gone bananas. But it could go a lot higher yet. So what do you do? Dominic Frisby explains.

How central banks paved the way for bitcoin’s birth

The success of cryptocurrency bitcoin is a direct result of the financial crisis and central banks’ reaction to it, says John Stepek. It’s what happens when you can’t trust money.

SPONSORED: Four factors that affect exchange rates

William Shepherd, head of treasury at forex company OFX, explains what drives sterling’s movements in the currency markets.

We’ve seen the low for the pound – sterling is in a bull market now

Against pretty much every major currency, the pound is undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. Now, the stars are coming into alignment – the only way is up for sterling.

SPONSORED: What causes the fall in the pound's exchange rate?

Jake Trask, foreign exchange research director at OFX, explains the wide range of global events that have the power to move currencies.

Credibility of ICOs faces its first big test

Tezos received plenty of hype ahead of its initial coin offering during the summer, says Ben Judge. But for those who bought in, the cryptocurrency has yet to materialise.

Francisco García Paramés: Bitcoin is gambling

Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.

Three reasons why bitcoin could go to $100,000

Cryptocurrencies – bitcoin in particular – are the bull market of the decade. It’s just possible the price of one bitcoin could hit $100,000, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s why.

Chart of the week: Turkish lira slumps to all-time lows

The Turkish lira slipped by more than 5% against the US dollar in October alone, and is now close to revisiting January’s all-time lows.

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