The latest news, updates and opinions on Alternative Finance from the expert team here at MoneyWeek
Paypal, bitcoin, and the weaponisation of money
News Recent events have shown how both business and governments can “weaponise” money and shut down dissent. What to do? Buy bitcoin, says Dominic Frisby.
Three cryptocurrency funds for the adventurous investor
Tips The crypto sector is extremely risky, but these three cryptocurrency funds may appeal to adventurous investors who anticipate a rebound, says David Stevenson.
By David Stevenson PublishedTips
Michael Saylor: the tech mystic who bet it all on bitcoin
Profiles Michael Saylor, the founder of data analytics company MicroStrategy, has pursued the odd strategy of placing the whole firm on red at the roulette table that is bitcoin. Where will the ball finally land?
By Jane Lewis PublishedProfiles
Cryptocurrency roundup: EU introduces crypto-regulation
News Bitcoin halted its decline this week as the EU moves to regulate the sector. Saloni Sardana rounds up the week’s cryptocurrency news.
By Saloni Sardana PublishedNews
Changpeng Zhao: Binance founder undaunted by the crypto winter
Profiles Changpeng Zhao, the founder of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has been severely battered by carnage in the sector. But the future is bright, he insists.
By Jasper Spires PublishedProfiles
Celebrity bitcoin ads echo the subprime mortgage crisis
Editor's letter 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 couldn’t afford, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
By Merryn Somerset Webb PublishedEditor's letter
How much further will bitcoin fall?
Analysis Bitcoin has crashed hard, along with the wider cryptocurrency sector. Everything is looking awful, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he asks just how low bitcoin could fall.
By Dominic Frisby PublishedAnalysis
Investing in the digital economy
Advertisement Feature Cryptocurrencies have the potential to fundamentally reshape the global financial system. How, then, do investors explore these ideas?
By moneyweek PublishedSPONSORED
Owning both bitcoin and gold has proved a winning strategy – will it continue?
Opinion Bitcoin is known for its volatility; gold for its stability. Together, says Charlie Morris, they can be a winning combination for investors looking to combat inflation.
By Charlie Morris PublishedOpinion
Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future
Opinion 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 ideal money for the internet era.
By Dominic Frisby PublishedOpinion