Bitcoin

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Man jailed for kidnapping boy who was said to have made money from bitcoin
Fourteen-year-old was bundled into car in Bradford by gang who wanted £10,000 ransom, court heard

Helen Pidd and agency

18, Oct, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Bitcoin could trigger financial meltdown, warns Bank of England deputy
Sir Jon Cunliffe likens danger to 2008 crash and calls for tough regulation of cryptocurrencies

Phillip Inman

13, Oct, 2021 @4:48 PM

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IMF warns of global risks from unregulated cryptocurrency boom
Greater financial instability, fraud and funding of terrorism likely unless governments toughen supervision, fund says

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Nayib Bukele calls himself the ‘world’s coolest dictator’ – but is he joking?
El Salvador’s president is consolidating power and seems intent on rewriting the country’s constitution

Mat Youkee in San Salvador

26, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be ‘coolest dictator’
US diplomat raises concerns after Nayib Bukele makes outlandish claim on Twitter and replaces judges to permit future re-election

Staff and agencies in San Salvador

21, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Waste from one bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’
Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises

Alex Hern UK technology editor

17, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment goes live – as president offers tech support
Nayib Bukele tweeted advice as the cryptocurrency became legal tender – not entirely smoothly – but critics call it a big distraction

Mat Youkee

07, Sep, 2021 @5:37 PM

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The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship
The long read: Last year, three cryptocurrency enthusiasts bought a cruise ship. They named it the Satoshi, and dreamed of starting a floating libertarian utopia. It didn’t work out

Sophie Elmhirst

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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FCA warns over crypto assets pushed by stars such as Kim Kardashian West
US TV star posted paid advertisement for Ethereum Max cryptocurrency token on Instagram

Kalyeena Makortoff

06, Sep, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Scepticism grows in El Salvador over pioneering Bitcoin gamble
Country will be first to adopt cryptocurrency as legal tender next month – but economists are sounding warnings over risks

Mat Youkee in El Zonte

30, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Why bitcoin entrepreneurs are flocking to rural Texas
Mining cryptocurrency requires lots of cheap energy and many miners have settled on Texas as their destination

Lauren Aratani

17, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rise of cryptocurrencies can be traced to Nixon abandoning gold in 1971 | Larry Elliott
The decision has led to volatile financial markets, geopolitical tension and inflated asset prices

Larry Elliott

15, Aug, 2021 @11:20 AM

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