Buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies directly can be fraught. Exchange-traded funds take away some risks, but increase others. Here’s what you need to know.
The country became the first to make bitcoin a formal part of its payments system, but whether it’ll catch on is another story.
Decentralized finance makes it easier for virtually anyone to take advantage of financial markets without the need for a bank, but there are new risks as well.
Financial regulators are increasingly concerned about stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency tied to an asset like the US dollar.
Make 10,000 sheets of coloured dots and give them each a corresponding NFT, and what do you have?
Some alternative cryptocurrencies, called ‘altcoins’, demand far less electrical power than bitcoin.
Both Spacs and bitcoin went rocketing up in price only to come crashing back down. And that's not all they have in common.
Operators like BlockFi and Nexo offer rates that are north of 9%.
El Salvador has become the first nation in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender. So what exactly is President Nayib Bukele thinking?
El Salvador has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. This is a noble idea, but unworkable in the long term.
Chinese bitcoin mining could consume as much energy as the whole of the UK by 2024.
It’s time to shift focus away from bitcoin and to pay more attention to other blockchain projects promising to make real contributions to the world.
Tesla’s stance has also shone the spotlight further onto the carbon footprint of cryptocurrency – an issue that will not go away soon.
Bitcoin prices have plunged after the world’s second richest person tweeted that Tesla would no longer accept the cryptocurrency.
The digital yuan could make transactions faster, cheaper and more transparent, but there are dangers for the global economy.
Bitcoin has been widely criticised for its enormous energy footprint. A new cryptocurrency may solve that problem, but might bring some unintended consequences.
Until the late 1800s, moments of widespread high-risk financial gambling weren’t considered manias but the results of individual actors, who bore responsibility for the disastrous results.
NatWest and HSBC are restricting customers in their crypto-dealings.
America’s number one crypto exchange is floating via a direct listing.
NFTs don't even exist in the real world, but the market around them has a big effect on the planet.