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
Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?
Bitcoin & crypto

Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?

Dogecoin has risen again but not solely because of Elon Musk. The joke cryptocurrency was added to Coinbase Pro. Saloni Sardana explains what's going …
2 Jun 2021
The bitcoin market is refusing to mature
Bitcoin & crypto

The bitcoin market is refusing to mature

Bitcoin's market capitalisation has risen almost 100 times since 2016, but it remains just as volatile as it was five years ago. That's something that…
28 May 2021
Can bitcoin survive governments’ monopoly on coercion?
Bitcoin & crypto

Can bitcoin survive governments’ monopoly on coercion?

If governments want your cryptocurrency they will come for it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
27 May 2021
Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?
Bitcoin & crypto

Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?

The bitcoin price has stabilised after the recent crash. But if the environmental question isn’t tackled, further falls are likely, says Dominic Frisb…
26 May 2021
Elon Musk brings some joy to bitcoin hodlers, but will it last?
Bitcoin & crypto

Elon Musk brings some joy to bitcoin hodlers, but will it last?

Elon Musk sent the price of bitcoin soaring with his pronouncements on social media – then sent them tumbling back down. But his latest utterings have…
25 May 2021
Bitcoin’s crash wasn’t about Elon or China – it was about inflation
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin’s crash wasn’t about Elon or China – it was about inflation

Bitcoin and the crypto market endured a sharp sell-off last week. John Stepek looks at what caused the plunge.
24 May 2021
The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a calamitous week for bitcoin hodlers

Cryptocurrency bitcoin took a mighty tumble this week, while wider markets sold off too. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the gl…
22 May 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: the things on which we are definitely right
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: the things on which we are definitely right

Merryn and John talk about the UK's V-shaped recovery; how private equity is gobbling up UK listed companies; and bitcoin – is it worth anything? Is i…
21 May 2021
The biggest long-term threat to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin & crypto

The biggest long-term threat to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have had a tough week, with bad news from China and Elon Musk's U-turn. But there’s a longer-term threat to their existence, says Joh…
21 May 2021
Bitcoin plunges after China cracks down on crypto – what does this mean for investors?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin plunges after China cracks down on crypto – what does this mean for investors?

Bitcoin was in freefall on Wednesday after China banned financial institutions from offering crypto services. Saloni Sardana explores what this means …
19 May 2021
Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin is in a bear market. So what should hodlers do now?

Having fallen 10% overnight and 40% from its highs, bitcoin is now firmly in bear market territory. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.
19 May 2021
How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?
Bitcoin & crypto

How are my cryptocurrency gains taxed in the UK?

Many investors in cryptocurrencies have made big gains. But once you take profits – or even buy one cryptocurrency with another – you could be liable…
18 May 2021