Brexit, bots and jobs and bitcoin are set to dominate economics news in 2018.
The extra energy used to mine and transfer Bitcoins may simply be a price the currency has to pay for being secure and anonymous.
The Pirate Bay is among those accused of using customers' computers to mine cryptocurrency.
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Using metaphors for cryptocurrencies helps people feel more familiar with the technology. But there's a downside – we expect it to work just like regular money.
If Bitcoin is a bubble, it will be because its price rises are too great and can't continue. If it isn't, it will be because the Bitcoin market is still expanding. We just don't know which one yet.
Futures trading is driving up the price of Bitcoin but institutional investors remain cautious.
Allegations bring to the fore questions over the legitimacy of bitcoin – a sound investment tool or a massive scam?
Bitcoin has been viewed as a liberating path out of the corporate monetary system. But the process of 'mining' the cryptocurrency is a massive energy drain - and potential environmental disaster.
While everyone has heard of Bitcoin, the real potential in the blockchain is only just starting to be unlocked.
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.
You may have imagined the blockchain would lead to a world without governments or institutions veryifying transactions, research shows that it probably won't.
The price of Bitcoin has declined significantly in the past couple of days, after rising 1,850% in the past two years. Here are four reasons why.
The introduction of Bitcoin futures contracts will remove a lot of the financial risk associated with the cryptocurrency.
A digital Australian dollar could remove the role of middlemen and creates a cheaper electronic currency system, while at the same time enabling the government to fully regulate the system.
Within the world of cryptocurrencies, ICOs are the way to raise funds – but without any government oversight.