Cryptocurrencies

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NFTs and me: meet the people trying to sell their memes for millions
Once, people who owned viral photos made little money from them. Now, the ‘original’ can potentially sell for an enormous sum. But are buyers savvy investors – or unwitting dupes?

Sirin Kale

23, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ministers’ rationale for privatising Channel 4 looks extremely flimsy
The government’s stale plans for the broadcaster should be rejected in favour of cherishing it as a risk-taker

Nils Pratley

22, Jun, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Cryptocurrency boom fails to stem losses at UK fintech firm Revolut
Losses almost double last year despite growing demand for crypto trading pushing up revenues 34%

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

21, Jun, 2021 @10:53 AM

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‘I put my life savings in crypto’: how a generation of amateurs got hooked on high-risk trading
Online trading apps are drawing in novice investors willing to risk everything on volatile stocks. Do they really know what they’re doing?

Sirin Kale

19, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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About 2.3m Britons hold cryptocurrencies despite warnings of risk
FCA says the digital assets appear to have become more normalised and viewed less as a gamble

Rupert Jones

17, Jun, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Bitcoin price back above $40,000 after Elon Musk comments
Tesla CEO says transactions made in digital currency will resume once crypto mining is greener

Joanna Partridge and agencies

14, Jun, 2021 @5:26 PM

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The UK economy could be transformed by a central bank digital currency | Josh Ryan-Collins
The Bank of England’s consultation on public digital cash could represent the biggest shift in the monetary system for 200 years, says Josh Ryan-Collins of University College London

Josh Ryan-Collins

14, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Global banking regulators call for toughest rules for cryptocurrencies
Growth of crypto-assets threatens financial stability and could increase risks faced by banks, they warn

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

10, Jun, 2021 @4:24 PM

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A billionaire buying bits of BT needn’t ring alarm bells | Nils Pratley
Move for 12% stake by Altice’s Patrick Drahi could be a good thing, though only time will tell

Nils Pratley

10, Jun, 2021 @1:46 PM

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World’s biggest meat producer JBS pays $11m cybercrime ransom
Brazil-based company paid ransom in bitcoin after ransomware attack shut down operations across world

Kalyeena Makortoff

10, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Digital currencies pose threat to economy, warns Bank of England
Research shows high-street banks could face a flood of withdrawals leading to financial instability

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

07, Jun, 2021 @1:09 PM

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Why cryptocurrencies may remain merely a bit on the side
Wise Bank of England heads are pondering the case for a state-run digital currency this week. But do we really need one?

Phillip Inman

05, Jun, 2021 @11:05 PM

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