Cryptocurrencies

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FCA to warn younger investors off cryptos and other high-risk products
Hype and the thrill of gambling are pushing inexperienced people into danger, says City watchdog

Rupert Jones

19, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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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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Philip Hammond adds cryptocurrency role to post-Treasury jobs list
Former chancellor joins Copper.co as adviser weeks after being criticised by Westminster lobbying watchdog

Rupert Neate

11, Oct, 2021 @1:27 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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Fraud in UK at level where it ‘poses national security threat’
UK Finance says £754m stolen from bank customers in first half of 2021 as scammers capitalised on Covid

Rupert Jones

22, Sep, 2021 @10:03 AM

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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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NFT trader OpenSea bans insider trading after employee rakes in profit
Executive was found to be buying artworks shortly before they were promoted on site’s front page

Alex Hern

16, Sep, 2021 @1:10 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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Call for pragmatism to address UK skills shortage makes sense
The government’s failure to act over the need for more drivers came under fire from an unexpected quarter

Nils Pratley

06, Sep, 2021 @4:08 PM

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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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