Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is down more than 50% since its all-time high. What is going on?

Bitcoin, the world's most popular cryptocurrency, is trading more than 50% below its all-time high in November. Saloni Sardana explains why the digita…
24 Jan 2022
Made money in cryptocurrencies? Don’t forget to pay your taxes – in sterling
Bitcoin & crypto

Made money in cryptocurrencies? Don’t forget to pay your taxes – in sterling

Speculating on cryptocurrencies is akin to gambling in all but one respect, says Merryn Somerset Webb: you must pay tax on any gains, and you must pay…
18 Jan 2022
Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin’s new year is off to a bad start – what does the rest of 2022 hold?

Bitcoin has had its worst-ever start to a year. But it remains the “future of money”, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what might come next for …
12 Jan 2022
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin crashes to lowest in three months
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin crashes to lowest in three months

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies joined in the wider market crash this week. Saloni Sardana explains what's going on, and looks at the rest of the stories…
7 Jan 2022
Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency round-up: selling Tesla “merch” for dogecoin, and the Bank of England warns on cryptocurrencies

In a week that Tesla's Elon Musk says the company may accept dogecoin as a form of payment, Saloni Sardana looks at the week’s top cryptocurrency stor…
17 Dec 2021
NFTs – the blockchain art frenzy
Alternative investments

NFTs – the blockchain art frenzy

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) became big business for the art world in 2021. Chris Carter reports
17 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: IMF calls for global crypto-regulation

In a week when the IMF said regulation of cryptocurrencies should be global and “Satoshi Nakamoto” won his court case, Saloni Sardana looks at the wee…
10 Dec 2021
Omicron variant takes a bite out of bitcoin
Bitcoin & crypto

Omicron variant takes a bite out of bitcoin

Far from being a modern safe haven against market crashes, bitcoin fell by more than 20% this week as the Omicron variant ran rampant.
10 Dec 2021
How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK
Bitcoin & crypto

How and where to buy bitcoin in the UK

There are many ways of buying in to the bitcoin boom. Dominic Frisby looks at the most common, and explains exactly how to buy bitcoins in the UK.
9 Dec 2021
NFTs: what are they and why are they so popular?
Bitcoin & crypto

NFTs: what are they and why are they so popular?

The NFT market has been on a rollercoaster ride in 2021 starting with the $69m sale of a digital artwork backed by a cryptographic token known as an “…
8 Dec 2021
We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do
Currencies

We’re at another turning point in the 100-year cycle of money – here’s what to do

Money has always moved in 100-year cycles. And we’re at another turning point now, says Dominic Frisby – money has gone from gold to government-backed…
8 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Black Friday crypto crash
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Black Friday crypto crash

Bitcoin fell to a six-week low today as wider markets sold off. Saloni Sardana looks at the stories that caught our eye this week.
7 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Facebook U-turns on crypto-ad ban
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Facebook U-turns on crypto-ad ban

As Facebook makes a U-turn on accepting cryptocurrency ads, Saloni Sardana casts her eye over the stories that have caught our eye in the last seven d…
3 Dec 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: China doubles down on crypto-ban
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: China doubles down on crypto-ban

Saloni Sardana casts her eye over some of the week's main goings on in the cryptocurrency world.
19 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: new highs for bitcoin and ether as Twitter jumps on the crypto-wagon
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: new highs for bitcoin and ether as Twitter jumps on the crypto-wagon

With many cryptocurrencies surging to new highs this week, here are the stories that have caught our eye in the last seven days.
12 Nov 2021
Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs

Bitcoin has hit a new record price. And the most likely thing to follow new highs are more new highs, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why bitco…
10 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: ether hits a new high and a dramatic week for dogecoin-inspired SHIB
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: ether hits a new high and a dramatic week for dogecoin-inspired SHIB

Saloni Sardana rounds up the main cryptocurrency stories in a week when ether hit a fresh record high and an obscure cryptocurrency hit the spotlight …
5 Nov 2021
Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central
Bitcoin & crypto

Meme coins can be a laugh or even make you money – but they’re also scam central

Cryptocurrencies such as Shiba Inu and Doge are jokes that have created billionaires. But there's a more sinister side to so-called "meme coins", says…
2 Nov 2021
Stablecoins: the future of money
Bitcoin & crypto

Stablecoins: the future of money

This form of cryptocurrency might not yet be as well-known as bitcoin, but could prove more significant in the long term. Charlie Morris, founder of B…
2 Nov 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin falls below $60,000 and Tesla's Elon Musk U-turns again
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: Bitcoin falls below $60,000 and Tesla's Elon Musk U-turns again

Bitcoin falls below $60,000, Tesla's Elon Musk signals the company may accept crypto again and El Salvador buys more bitcoin. Saloni Sardana rounds up…
29 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin hits a new record high
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: bitcoin hits a new record high

In the week when bitcoin hit a new high, we look at what’s been going on in the world of cryptocurrencies this week.
22 Oct 2021
If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you
Bitcoin & crypto

If you want to get exposure to bitcoin, I have this great idea for you

As bitcoin climbs to new highs, you can now buy a bitcoin ETF. But if you really want to get some exposure to bitcoin, there’s a much better way, says…
20 Oct 2021
Cryptocurrency roundup: US overtakes China as biggest bitcoin miner
Bitcoin & crypto

Cryptocurrency roundup: US overtakes China as biggest bitcoin miner

The US becomes the world’s biggest bitcoin miner, Russia’s Vladimir Putin gets onside and JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon gets sceptical. Saloni Sardana round…
15 Oct 2021
US approves ‘‘bitcoin lite’’ ETFs
Bitcoin & crypto

US approves ‘‘bitcoin lite’’ ETFs

The US financial regulator has begun approving bitcoin-themed exchange-traded funds, but with important caveats.
15 Oct 2021