Did bitcoin just burst? How it compares to history's big bubbles

2018-01-17 11:57

Bitcoin’s recent wobbles have given fresh urgency to a question that’s gripped market observers for much of the past year - will the cryptocurrency go down as one of history’s most infamous bubbles?

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market

2018-01-15 19:35

Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions.

Bitcoin frenzy has a new winner as plus500 users spike

2018-01-03 19:00

Facilitators of bets on volatility could be among the biggest winners of the bitcoin bonanza.

Bitcoin resumes slide after biggest rally in two weeks

2017-12-28 18:33

Bitcoin has fallen below $15 000 after the cryptocurrency’s biggest rally in two weeks ended a rout that wiped more than $9 000 off the price.

Bitcoin tumbles as 'sharks start to circle'

2017-12-22 16:17

Bitcoin’s plunge has extended to more than 35% as the frenzy surrounding digital currencies faced one of its biggest tests yet.

2017: The year the Bitcoin craze reached Wall Street

2017-12-20 19:06

Bitcoin has burst out of the shadows in 2017, seducing Wall Street and individual investors alike even though many still struggle to understand precisely what it is.

Bitcoin tops $18 000 in debut on major bourse

2017-12-11 18:52

Bitcoin surged past $18 000 after it began trading on its first major global exchange, the latest in a series of highs that have excited some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble.

Bitcoin an upgrade to gold - Winklevoss

2017-12-10 16:24

Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency’s blazing gains this year are just the start.

Bitcoin soars through $15 000, up more than 50% this month

2017-12-08 08:56

Bitcoin has climbed as much as 14.9% as it surged above $15 000, extending this month’s advance to more than 50%.

Top reads on Fin24: Prasa appoints new CEO, Steinhoff sells assets and Bitcoin surpasses $15 000

2017-12-07 18:39

ICYMI: A roundup of Thursday's must-read financial and economic news.


Bitcoin tumbles as digital coins resume slide

2018-01-16 13:14

Rival cryptocurrencies have also plunged, as speculators across the globe struggle to determine when or how market watchdogs may crack down on the digital currency market.

Bitcoin's upstaging electric cars as bigger source of power use

2018-01-13 09:00

The global power needed to create cryptocurrencies this year could rival the entire electricity consumption of Argentina and be a driver for renewable energy producers.

Bitcoin already having a bad year

2018-01-02 18:46

Bitcoin is already having a bad year, with the cryptocurrency for the first time since 2015 beginning a new year by declining, extending its slide from a record $19 511 reached on December 18.

Bitcoin and 1 000 other ways to lose your money: Gadfly

2017-12-22 19:26

There are 1 036 virtual currencies out there, from Bitcoin to - no joke - BigBoobsCoin and the price of almost every single one was down came the end of the week.

Bitcoin plummets toward $13 000, down over 30% from record

2017-12-22 06:23

Bitcoin's tumble by as much as 30% from its intraday high this week comes amid growing signs of mania for anything cryptocurrency related.

Regulators gone mad: Ban Bitcoin before the bubble bursts

2017-12-12 06:00

Regulators are allowing the Bitcoin bubble to grow so that many people will get hurt when they realise it must be banned simply to have space to manage their own monetary policy, says Edward Ingram.

Bitcoin brings crypto to Wall Street

2017-12-11 04:39

Bitcoin has landed on Wall Street and although the exchange operator warned volume might be low - new futures typically take time to build a following - almost 600 contracts traded in the first hour.

Bitcoin craze propels Coinbase app to #1 in Apple's store

2017-12-08 08:56

Cryptocurrencies are officially number one, at least when it comes to Apple’s App Store.

Bitcoin frenzy buckles exchanges

2017-12-07 22:00

Bitcoin has surged past $16 000 for the first time, with frenzied demand to trade the cryptocurrency buckling one of the largest exchanges.

Why caution is required with highly speculative Bitcoin

2017-12-07 17:15

The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.

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