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Central banks can’t ignore bitcoin boom

The world’s central banks can’t sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for International Settlements. It said

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For many, bitcoin is the new gold

Could bitcoin be the next gold? The idea has a lot of intuitive appeal. Gold bugs and bitcoin fetishists tend to share a deep distrust of fiat currency and the nation state, an impregnable bullishness about their favoured asset class

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Cryptocurrencies the new barbarians at the gate

When the cryptocurrency exio coin starts a round of fundraising on 7 September, its founders say the unit will come with a unique distinction: the first to be endorsed by a sovereign nation. The identity of the government backer won’t

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Criminals steal $225m as ethereum ICOs surge

Here’s another reason to be leery of the initial coin offerings being done at a staggering pace in the cryptocurrency world: there’s a one-in-10 chance you’ll end up a victim of theft. Phishing scams have helped push up

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Bitcoin is literally soaring into space

Space-like adjectives are often used to describe bitcoin’s stratospheric price rise. Now there may be some truth in those analogies. Blockstream plans to make the digital ledger underpinning the cryptocurrency accessible via satellite

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