Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin shrugs off China's ban
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin shrugs off China's ban

The bitcoin price rose by almost 7% this week despite China banning virtually all cryptocurrency transactions. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories tha…
1 Oct 2021
China comes close to banning cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

China comes close to banning cryptocurrencies

Chinese regulators have effectively banned cryptocurrencies, declaring all transactions to be “illegal financial activities”.
1 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: China’s crackdown intensifies

Most major cryptocurrencies suffered falls this week as China cracked down even harder, while the Evergrande crisis rattled global markets, including …
24 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: litecoin blunder, cardano update and bitcoin mining in Laos

Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s biggest stories in the world of cryptocurrencies.
17 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin sells off even as it becomes legal tender

In a week when El Salvador made bitcoin legal tender, cryptocurrency values fell hard – with one exception. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories that c…
10 Sep 2021
What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?
Bitcoin & crypto

What is Solana and why has the cryptocurrency rocketed this year?

Cryptocurrency Solana hit an all-time high this week after rising by around 350% in the last month alone. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on and …
8 Sep 2021
How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

How to invest in blockchain without buying bitcoin

Many investors have been searching for a way to invest in bitcoin in their Sipp or Isa via a regular broker account. This fund fits the bill nicely, s…
8 Sep 2021
El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations
Bitcoin & crypto

El Salvador could be the shape of things to come for bitcoin – and emerging nations

El Salvador has become the first nation to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. That’s an extraordinarily bullish move both for bitcoin and for El Salvador,…
7 Sep 2021
Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is now legal tender in El Salvador. What does that mean for investors?

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Saloni Sardana explains why, and looks at what it might mean f…
7 Sep 2021
Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask
Bitcoin & crypto

Everything you wanted to know about ethereum but were too afraid to ask

The ethereum blockchain and its ether cryptocurrency is second only to bitcoin in size and importance. But what exactly is it and what is it for? Domi…
1 Sep 2021
Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: PayPal taps into UK crypto market and FCA blacklists Binance

In a mixed week for crypto, PayPal taps into the UK market and the FCA blacklists Binance. Saloni Sardana looks at the week in crypto.
27 Aug 2021
Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?
Bitcoin & crypto

Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?

The price of bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster journey since the start of the year. Dominic Frisby explains where we are in the cycle now.
25 Aug 2021
What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money
Bitcoin & crypto

What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money

PayPal on Monday announced it is tapping into the UK market by allowing its UK users to buy, hold, and sell virtual currencies. Saloni Sardana assesse…
24 Aug 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Wells Fargo launches bitcoin fund while traders round on Binance
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Wells Fargo launches bitcoin fund while traders round on Binance

In a strong week for cryptocurrencies, a major US bank launched a new bitcoin investment fund. And a group of disgruntled traders take Binance to arbi…
20 Aug 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Ethereum’s network update kicks in
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Ethereum’s network update kicks in

The price of ether surged this week after the much anticipated “London” update, while the US financial regulator stuck the boot into the sector. Salon…
6 Aug 2021
What Joe Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal means for cryptocurrency investors
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 & 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
Bitcoin price jumps as Amazon mulls accepting cryptocurrencies
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
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 & 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
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
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