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
Bitcoin bounces – but only after dipping below key level of $30,000. What’s next?
Bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces – but only after dipping below key level of $30,000. What’s next?

Bitcoin rose by 6% this morning after dropping below $30,000. Is this the start of a rally, or something more short-lived?
21 Jul 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Twitter founder’s “DeFi” platform
Jack Dorsey
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
Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day
Cryptocurrencies
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
MoneyWeek podcast
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
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
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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
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
Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Why hedge funds are stocking up on cryptocurrencies

Hedge funds are planning to increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies, says a recent report. Saloni Sardana looks at why.
16 Jun 2021
Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin bounces after Elon Musk weighs in on the clean energy debate

Bitcoin jumped to an almost two-week high overnight after yet another tweet from Elon Musk. Saloni Sardana looks at what the “crypto-king” has said no…
14 Jun 2021
What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors
Bitcoin & crypto

What tougher rules for banks holding cryptocurrencies could mean for investors

Banks holding cryptocurrencies may have to set aside much higher levels of capital to reflect the growing risks of holding them. Saloni Sardana looks …
11 Jun 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. Is this the start of something?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. John Stepek explains why, and asks if other countries might do the…
10 Jun 2021
We shouldn’t let digital currencies kill off cash – here’s why
Bitcoin & crypto

We shouldn’t let digital currencies kill off cash – here’s why

Central banks are keen on implementing their own digital currencies. But the end of physical cash could give governments total control over how you sp…
8 Jun 2021
The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins
Bitcoin & crypto

The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins

Governments are increasingly getting worried about "stablecoins", cryptocurrencies which have a more "stable value". John Stepek explains what stablec…
3 Jun 2021