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New kids boom on the blockchain
New kids boom on the blockchain
The future of a little-known South African-born start-up got infinitely brighter last week when, in just 20 seconds, investors reportedly poured a...
Tulip mania: The classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong
Tulip mania: The classic story of a Dutch financial bubble is mostly wrong
Right now, it’s Bitcoin. But in the past we’ve had dotcom stocks, the 1929 crash, 19th-century railways and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. All these were...
Nigerian cryptocurrency craze unfazed by bitcoin plunge
Nigerian cryptocurrency craze unfazed by bitcoin plunge
While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have suffered precipitous falls in recent weeks, the units remain popular in Nigeria where they make it...
Step aside bitcoin, here comes altcoin
Step aside bitcoin, here comes altcoin
The entrance to the Park House of Events sits atop the Hyde Park shopping centre in Johannesburg, but the queue of attendees for tonight’s event...
Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in Asia
Bitcoin suffers dramatic price plunge in Asia
Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news...
Bitcoin defies bubble fears and smashes $12 000, hitting a new record
Bitcoin defies bubble fears and smashes $12 000, hitting a new record
Bitcoin smashed through the $12,000 barrier for the first time Wednesday, extending the virtual currency's stratospheric rise to new records as it...
The dark side of bitcoin
The dark side of bitcoin
Let’s get down to brass tacks. The bits of coin lying around the house are not bitcoin. So, what exactly is bitcoin? Few people know. Is bitcoin...
Bubble or brave new world? Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier
Bubble or brave new world? Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier
Bitcoin broke through the $10,000 barrier for the first time on Wednesday as it extends a stratospheric rise that has delighted investors but...
Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
Zimbabwe suffers an elite transition while economic meltdown looms
In Zimbabwe’s cities and towns, hundreds of thousands of citizens
Bulls shrug off bitcoin bubble
Bulls shrug off bitcoin bubble
In March 2014 United States tycoon and master investor Warren Buffett dismissed bitcoin as a mirage. At that time one bitcoin, a virtual currency,...
Bitcoin entrepreneur faces money laundering charges
Bitcoin entrepreneur faces money laundering charges
Prominent bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New York on charges of funneling cash to the illicit...

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