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Whatever happened to blockchain?

Not long ago investors were getting hyped up about blockchain. Then they dropped it. But they should take another look, says Ben Judge.
2 Jan 2020
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The future of money is borderless – and difficult to tax

Borderless money was once the norm, says Dominic Frisby. We used it for centuries before the era of the nation state. And as the physical economy dema…
23 Oct 2019
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Bitcoin has just crashed hard – where will it go next?

The bitcoin price has taken a beating, down by 15% in one day. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the crash, and where the cryptocurrency might go …
25 Sep 2019
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Another bubble in bitcoin for traders to short

This surge in the bitcoin price seems no more likely to endure than the last one, says Matthew Partridge.
16 Jul 2019
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Bitcoin is back in a bear market – but don’t sell now

After its recent spectacular rise, bitcoin suffered a whopping great selloff that, technically, put it back in a bear market. But that doesn’t mean yo…
3 Jul 2019
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Libra, Facebook’s faux cryptocurrency, could really take off

Libra, the proposed new cryptocurrency from Facebook, could be huge, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Not because it is a cryptocurrency. But because it isn…
24 Jun 2019
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With its Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook wants to disrupt money

Economist Friedrich Hayek argued that corporations should compete with governments to issue currencies. Facebook's Libra is the start.
21 Jun 2019
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Facebook’s Libra is not really a cryptocurrency – but it could still be world-changing

Facebook could be on to a winner with Libra, its new cryptocurrency, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why.
19 Jun 2019

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What will it take for us to value real stuff again?

The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down …
29 May 2019
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The bitcoin rollercoaster has started up again – hang on tight!

Sentiment on bitcoin has made an about turn and the cryptocurrency is back on the rise. Dominic Frisby explains why, and whether it's time to buy bitc…
15 May 2019
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This trend-following system is telling you to buy US stocks – and bitcoin

Dominic Frisby’s “no-brainer” trading system works across most trending markets – and right now, it’s telling you to buy.
24 Apr 2019
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Bitcoin has been bouncing – but is the bear market really behind us?

Bitcoin has been on the up over the past few months. So, is that it for the bear market, and what does the future hold for the cryptocurrency? Dominic…
10 Apr 2019
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Stablecoins: crypto without the rollercoaster

Stablecoins aim to counteract cryptocurrencies’ volatility. But if central banks get in on the act, they could finish off cryptocurrencies altogether.
4 Mar 2019
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Will blockchain really change the world?

There have been some wild claims made about the potential of blockchain technology, but doubts are starting to set in, says Simon Wilson.
9 Feb 2019
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Blockchain’s next step: security tokens

2019 could be the year the technology behind bitcoin finally realises its potential and goes mainstream in financial markets, says Ben Judge.
25 Jan 2019
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Chart of the week: Bitcoin bubble hisses yet more air

Just 11 months ago, bitcoin reached a record price of nearly $20,000. Now it’s worth $4,300, its lowest level for more than a year.
23 Nov 2018
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Bitcoin will survive – but it could easily fall to $3,000

Bitcoin's spectacular slide is no surprise, given the speculative excess that surrounded its earlier rise. It's not done falling yet, says Dominic Fri…
21 Nov 2018
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Economy

How bitcoin and blockchain could solve our crisis of trust

Dominic Frisby discusses how trust in the world’s financial institutions has collapsed, and asks if blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin ca…
14 Nov 2018
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Can altcoins survive $650bn of losses?

Of course they can. It’ll be a wild ride, but cryptocurrencies are here to stay, says Matthew Lynn.
23 Sep 2018
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A warning from the goldmining boom to today’s cryptocurrency investors

The number of cryptocurrencies exploded as coders, entrepreneurs and scam artists jumped on the crypto-bandwagon. But as with a gold rush, fortunes ca…
19 Sep 2018
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Chart of the week: the bitcoin bubble is still hissing air

Last week bitcoin dropped by more than 20% in a few days to around $6,200 before recovering slightly. Other cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and XRP …
14 Sep 2018
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Here’s what the blockchain is for – and when I think bitcoin will hit a bottom

Blockchain is the breakthrough technology behind cryptocurrencies. But what is it actually for? Dominic Frisby outlines some of its many uses, and mak…
12 Sep 2018
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If you missed out on bitcoin, you might want to read this

If you missed out on bitcoin, you missed out on the greatest moneymaking opportunity we will ever see, says Dominic Frisby. But there could still be p…
5 Sep 2018
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How much lower can bitcoin and the crypto sector fall?

Bitcoin and its altcoin cousins are sinking and there could be more heartache to come, says Dominic Frisby. But don't write off cryptocurrencies just …
16 Aug 2018
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Bitcoin’s big bounceback - can it continue?

Bitcoin has risen by 40% in the last two weeks to over $8,000. Dominic Frisby looks at what's behind the spectacular rally, and where the price might …
25 Jul 2018
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Joseph Stiglitz: bitcoin will be “regulated into oblivion”

Economists Joseph Stiglitz Nouriel Roubini and Kenneth Rogoff fear bitcoin will be “regulated into oblivion” as authorities clamp down on money laund…
20 Jul 2018
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Which should you buy – bitcoin or bitcoin cash?

Dominic Frisby weighs up the relative merits of bitcoin and its upstart offshoot bitcoin cash, explains how to get into cryptocurrencies, and which on…
6 Jun 2018
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Britain should woo bitcoin boosters

The City is missing a trick, says Matthew Lynn. London is the natural home for the growing cryptocurrency industry.
3 Jun 2018
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Robert Shiller: cryptocurrencies are doomed to failure

Cryptocurrencies may be yet another in a long line of failed attempts to establish new kinds of money, says Nobel-prize inner and professor of economi…
25 May 2018
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Bubble or no, cryptocurrencies aren’t going away any time soon

Cryptocurrencies are back on the rise and they’re here to stay. So it’s vital you familiarise yourself with them. Dominic Frisby explains why, and how…
25 Apr 2018
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Why bitcoin isn’t money

Cryptocurrency speculators claim that bitcoin and its peers will mean the end of state-controlled money. That’s economically and politically impossibl…
9 Feb 2018
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Forget bitcoin – the best hedge against inflation is gold

The usual answer to the question of how to hedge against inflation is “gold”. But these days, some people prefer bitcoin. Those people are wrong, says…
5 Feb 2018
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The charts that matter: it’s cryptogeddon out there

Bitcoin is crashing, bond yields are rising, and equities are a sideshow. John Stepek takes a look at the charts that matter to global markets.
3 Feb 2018
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Currencies

The trials of turning bitcoin into cash

Making your fortune in bitcoin is all very well. But how do you actually turn it into cash you can spend? Ben Judge explains.
2 Feb 2018
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It’s time to short bitcoin

Matthew Partridge explains why, after a tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin, it's time to start selling the cryptocurrency.
26 Jan 2018
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Missing the point on bitcoin

It may be boring to say that bitcoin is useless as a currency, but that blockchain technology has a future. But it's true, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
25 Jan 2018
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Now the bitcoin bubble’s burst, what’s the next big thing?

Forget bitcoin, if you want to increase your wealth faster than most other people, you need to find the next big thing. Merryn Somerset Webb suggests …
22 Jan 2018
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Steer well clear of Kodak’s crypto offerings

Kodak announced a new blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But investors should tread carefully.
19 Jan 2018
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Buy gold: the original and best bitcoin

Bitcoin may be the flavour of the month, says Max King. But gold has been in fashion for thousands of years.
19 Jan 2018
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The bitcoin crash – as it happened

The price of bitcoin fell by over 20% in the space of a day. Dominic Frisby picks his way through the wreckage of the bitcoin crash and asks: what now…
17 Jan 2018
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Albert Edwards: Bitcoin is a bubble

That bitcoin is in a bubble is beyond doubt, reckons investment guru Albert Edwards. The trouble is, it's distracting us from another bubble.
12 Jan 2018
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MoneyWeek's roundtable: the experts debate bitcoin

MoneyWeek’s experts debate the pros and cons of bitcoin – is it really an independent means of exchange, store of value and unit of account, or just t…
11 Jan 2018
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Some thoughts on the bitcoin bubble and when it will burst

Some observers believe bitcoin is a world-changing technology. Others that it’s a speculative mania which won’t end well. Here, Dominic Frisby weighs …
9 Jan 2018
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Economy

Bitcoin will change the world forever

The mainstream view is that bitcoin is heading for a humbling. Nonsense, says Charlie Morris – this is the greatest bubble in history. Get involved.
21 Dec 2017
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Bitcoin: a mania that can only end in disaster

Bitcoin is a classic bubble and it’s about to pop, says financial historian Edward Chancellor.
21 Dec 2017
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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.
15 Dec 2017
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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 cent…
15 Dec 2017
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The curious twins who bet big on bitcoin

The Winklevoss twins may have lost out on Facebook, but they have won big on bitcoin.
8 Dec 2017
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Currencies

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.
6 Dec 2017