Michael Saylor: the tech mystic who bet it all on bitcoin
Michael Saylor
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Michael Saylor: the tech mystic who bet it all on bitcoin

Michael Saylor, the founder of data analytics company MicroStrategy, has pursued the odd strategy of placing the whole firm on red at the roulette tab…
14 Aug 2022
Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen
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Ruja Ignatova: the crooked cryptoqueen

Ruja Ignatova’s charm and guile, honed in the dark markets of post-Soviet Bulgaria, persuaded millions to invest in OneCoin, her Ponzi scheme. Then sh…
24 Jul 2022
Cryptocurrency roundup: EU introduces crypto-regulation
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Cryptocurrency roundup: EU introduces crypto-regulation

Bitcoin halted its decline this week as the EU moves to regulate the sector. Saloni Sardana rounds up the week’s cryptocurrency news.
8 Jul 2022
Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter
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Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter

Changpeng Zhao, the founder of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has been severely battered by carnage in the sector. But the future is b…
3 Jul 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast: nuggets of positivity in an extended bear market
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The MoneyWeek Podcast: nuggets of positivity in an extended bear market

Merryn and John talk about he need for higher wages and lower house prices, and why the fact that this is the least dramatic bear market they’ve ever …
1 Jul 2022
Celebrity bitcoin ads echo the subprime mortgage crisis
Bitcoin & crypto

Celebrity bitcoin ads echo the subprime mortgage crisis

A wave of ads featuring celebrities punting crypto to the masses are reminiscent of how low income Americans were encouraged to take on loans they cou…
23 Jun 2022
The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice
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The MoneyWeek Podcast with Dylan Grice

Merryn talks to Dylan Grice of Calderwood Capital about how central bankers are the problem, not the solution; how bitcoin can counter the increasing …
23 Jun 2022
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How will the crash of 2022 play out?
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How will the crash of 2022 play out?

Stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies – everything is crashing at the same time. We’ve seen these kinds of multiple collapses before, says Merryn Somerset W…
20 Jun 2022
How much further will bitcoin fall?
Bitcoin & crypto

How much further will bitcoin fall?

Bitcoin has crashed hard, along with the wider cryptocurrency sector. Everything is looking awful, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he asks just how low bit…
15 Jun 2022
Investing in the digital economy
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Investing in the digital economy

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global financial system. How, then, do investors explore these ideas?
13 Jun 2022
Owning both bitcoin and gold has proved a winning strategy – will it continue?
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Owning both bitcoin and gold has proved a winning strategy – will it continue?

Bitcoin is known for its volatility; gold for its stability. Together, says Charlie Morris, they can be a winning combination for investors looking to…
13 Jun 2022
Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future
Bitcoin & crypto

Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future

Cryptocurrencies have crashed hard, with bitcoin down by more than 50% from its peak. But, says Dominic Frisby, bitcoin still has a future – it is the…
19 May 2022
Do Kwon: the King of Crypto Lunatics
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Do Kwon: the King of Crypto Lunatics

Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Do Kwon liked to ruffle feathers and stir things up in his industry. But the collapse of his empire has left investors des…
19 May 2022
Cryptocurrencies are crashing – so how low will bitcoin go?
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Cryptocurrencies are crashing – so how low will bitcoin go?

The entire cryptocurrency sector is crashing, with bitcoin now well below $30,000. This is big, says Dominic Frisby. So just how low could bitcoin go?
12 May 2022
Why has the Terra stablecoin broken its US dollar peg and should you care?
Bitcoin & crypto

Why has the Terra stablecoin broken its US dollar peg and should you care?

The Terra stablecoin is supposed to match the value of the US dollar – but its value has crashed. John Stepek explains what it means for you and your …
10 May 2022
Why and how to short Coinbase shares
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Why and how to short Coinbase shares

Coinbase, the only listed cryptocurrency exchange, will struggle to stay ahead of circling rivals. Matthew Partridge explains how to play it.
25 Mar 2022
The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war
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The case for cryptocurrencies in times of war

Both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war are turning to cryptocurrencies. Saloni Sardana looks at the case for digital cash in times of war.
4 Mar 2022
Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin
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Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin

Inflation, war, currency debasement – the world is changing fast and investors need to adapt. That means owning both gold and bitcoin, says Dominic Fr…
2 Mar 2022
Sam Bankman-Fried – the “Crypto King’s” staggering pile
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Sam Bankman-Fried – the “Crypto King’s” staggering pile

Sam Bankman-Fried, still under 30, shot from obscurity to a $24.5bn fortune by spotting arbitrage opportunities in the cryptocurrency markets.
20 Feb 2022
El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele – the “coolest dictator in the world”
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El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele – the “coolest dictator in the world”

Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s president, took power in a landslide in 2019, promising to clean up politics and end gang violence. He also has a taste fo…
16 Feb 2022
Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?
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Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?

Adapting your business to accept cryptocurrency payments is simpler than you might imagine. But there a re a lot of things to consider first.
15 Feb 2022
What does the future hold for central bank digital currencies?
Currencies

What does the future hold for central bank digital currencies?

Many of the world's central banks – including the Bank of England – have expressed an interest in creating their own digital currencies. Shivani Khand…
31 Jan 2022