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Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
If you can't use Bitcoin to buy anything then it has no intrinsic value.
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.
Crypto cash is catnip for criminals and a huge challenge to law enforcement – so it's time to bring in a tough, jurisdiction-busting regulatory body.