Currencies

Chris Iggo: bitcoin is no currency

Bitcoin may be a phenomenal speculative punt, reckons Axa Investment Management’s Chris Iggo. But a functioning currency it is not.

The return of gold as real money

Gold is an excellent store of value, but it’s lost its utility as money. But now a London-based fintech startup wants to bring gold into the 21st century. Ben Judge reports.

SPONSORED: Factors to consider before making your business global

Skander Malcolm, managing director and CEO of forex provider OFX, looks at the prospects for UK exports in a post-Brexit world.

The curious twins who bet big on bitcoin

The Winklevoss twins may have lost out on Facebook, but they have won big on bitcoin.

Made money in bitcoin? Well done. Here’s what you must do now

Bitcoin mania looks set to continue for a while yet. But one day the bubble will burst. Plan your exit strategy now, says Dominic Frisby.

SPONSORED: Will Brexit offer more opportunities for UK trade?

Hamish Muress, senior currency analyst at forex company OFX, looks at the importance of trade to Britain, and the opportunities for exported post-Brexit.

How to prepare for the bitcoin crash

Bitcoin is in a bubble like any other. And when that bubble bursts, says Matthew Lynn, the pain is sure to be felt far and wide.

The charts that matter: it’s all about the bitcoin

This week it was all about bitcoin, says John Stepek. The digital currency’s explosive move higher really catapulted it into the limelight.

Peter Thiel: don't underestimate bitcoin

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and ex-CEO of hedge-fund group Clarium Capital, is generally sceptical of cryptocurrencies. But not bitcoin.

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.

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