Tag: Bitcoin

Finance

Bitcoin shareholders worried over warnings

The governor of the Bank of England (BoE) has called for elements of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to be regulated to tackle illegal activity. In a speech made earlier this month, Mark Carney highlighted how cryptocurrencies fail at fulfilling the roles of money and act more like assets, exhibiting the “classic hallmarks of bubbles.” He…

Finance

Bitcoin for your thoughts

  If you read the news, you’re probably aware of the enigmatic cryptocurrency market. Since Bitcoin was created in 2009, the rise, fall, and rise again of it and similar digital currencies has been widely reported in financial news. Despite this proliferation, for most people cryptocurrencies remain an excessively complex field. To help clarify the…

Finance

Inside the Bitcoin bubble

In 2013, IT worker James Howells accidentally threw away his laptop. What would be a frustrating situation for anyone was heightened by the hard-drive’s containment of more than $100 million worth of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. When he threw away the laptop, now buried somewhere in a vast landfill site in Newport, the Bitcoin was worth…