Alternative finance

What Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal means for cryptocurrency investors
Joe Biden
Bitcoin & crypto

What Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal means for cryptocurrency investors

The US’s $1trn bipartisan infrastructure agreement contains provisions for raising taxes on cryptocurrency investments. Saloni Sardana looks into the …
4 Aug 2021
Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits
Bitcoin mining complex
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin miners are cleaning up their act, using green energy to drive higher profits

Bitcoin has been criticised for its vast energy consumption in its pursuit of profit. But that same desire for profit is powering a green energy revol…
4 Aug 2021
Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business
High street banks
Small business

Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business

Britain’s booming alternative-finance sector is a boon for small businesses, says David Prosser.
27 Jul 2021
Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies
Amazon and bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies jumped in price on Monday after a report suggested Amazon will begin accepting bitcoin payments.
26 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: US and EU impose tougher regulations
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: US and EU impose tougher regulations

Cryptocurrencies have had a volatile week with news of regulatory crackdowns across different continents dominating the news. Saloni Sardana looks at …
23 Jul 2021
The story of Wise, a multi-billion fintech started by accident
People

The story of Wise, a multi-billion fintech started by accident

If you grow up in a situation where a whole country has to be made from scratch, creating a game-changing financial technology start-up such as Wise …
17 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Twitter founder’s “DeFi” platform
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Twitter founder’s “DeFi” platform

In crypto this week: regulators are getting worried; Jack Dorsey’s bitcoin DeFi platform; and dogecoin’s co-founder lambasts cryptocurrencies.  Salon…
16 Jul 2021
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Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day

It’s been an eventful week for cryptocurrencies, with roughly $100bn wiped off the market on Thursday. Saloni Sardana explains what happened, and roun…
9 Jul 2021
Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster
Economy

Niall Ferguson: why we'll never be prepared for disaster

Professor Niall Ferguson talks to Merryn about the nature of catastrophe and disaster; why we should perhaps stop worrying about Covid and start worry…
9 Jul 2021
Ether price looks set to climb as network “hard fork” approaches
Bitcoin & crypto

Ether price looks set to climb as network “hard fork” approaches

A significant update to the Ethereum blockchain is expected to launch on 4 August. Saloni Sardana looks at what it means for ether, the world's second…
9 Jul 2021
How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation
Bitcoin & crypto

How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation

Libertarians hope that cryptocurrencies will undermine central bank control of monetary policy. They should be careful what they wish for, warns autho…
9 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Binance “ban” and a bitcoin ETF
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Binance “ban” and a bitcoin ETF

It was an eventful week for cryptocurrencies, with the FCA “banning” crypto-exchange Binance, and the launch of a bitcoin ETF. Saloni Sardana rounds u…
2 Jul 2021
Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest to launch bitcoin ETF
Bitcoin & crypto

Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest to launch bitcoin ETF

Cathie Wood, the “star stock-picker”, bitcoin bull and founder and CEO of asset management firm ARK Invest, is hoping to launch an ETF to track the pr…
30 Jun 2021
What the FCA’s “ban” on Binance means for cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

What the FCA’s “ban” on Binance means for cryptocurrencies

Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange, has, it is reported, been "banned" by the FCA. But the truth is slightly more complicated than t…
30 Jun 2021
The central bank race for digital currencies is hotting up
Bitcoin & crypto

The central bank race for digital currencies is hotting up

As governments crackdown on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, central banks are developing their own digital currencies. That has all sorts of impli…
28 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: a bad week for most – but bitcoin bounced
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: a bad week for most – but bitcoin bounced

China cracks down on crypto again, dogecoin is volatile as ever, and cybercriminals are flocking to monero. Saloni Sardana rounds up what happened in …
25 Jun 2021
Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror
Bitcoin & crypto

Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's outgoing chief economist, tells Merryn why he isn't a fan of bitcoin as money; why the BoE is actively considering…
25 Jun 2021
Has bitcoin bottomed out, or is a drop to $12,000 on the cards?
Bitcoin & crypto

Has bitcoin bottomed out, or is a drop to $12,000 on the cards?

The bitcoin price has fallen to a significant level. It could have hit the bottom, says Dominic Frisby, or it could just be a pause on a much bigger s…
23 Jun 2021
Dogecoin the big loser in the latest cryptocurrency rout
Bitcoin & crypto

Dogecoin the big loser in the latest cryptocurrency rout

Joke cryptocurrency dogecoin fell much harder than the likes of bitcoin and ether in the latest market collapse. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going …
23 Jun 2021
Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership
Art

Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows you to buy shares in assets such as stamps, paintings and music royalties, says David Stevenson.
21 Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Elon Musk, El Salvador and hedge funds – a busy week for bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Elon Musk, El Salvador and hedge funds – a busy week for bitcoin

Elon Musk U-turns again, World Bank scuppers El Salvador’s crypto ambitions, and hedge funds’ plans to pile in to cryptocurrencies. Here's what happen…
18 Jun 2021
The bitcoin bust looks to be over – for now
Bitcoin & crypto

The bitcoin bust looks to be over – for now

Bitcoin's mini-bear-market may have bottomed out.
18 Jun 2021