Volatile digital currency

Bitcoin is a decentralised currency that exists mainly in digital form and is neither issued nor guaranteed by central banks. It began in 2009 as an open-source project and is administered over a shared computer network with untraceable transactions

Bitcoin threatened by software schism

Developers release rival version of code behind digital currency

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Bitcoin stigma hobbles blockchain take-up

Asset managers unconvinced about the benefits of the technology

Five UK fund houses explore blockchain

Asset managers test if bitcoin technology can cut trading costs

JPMorgan and Masters in blockchain trial

Tie-up with Digital Asset Holdings in effort to cut trading costs

Blockchain backers pressed on fraud cover

Regulator says groups should consider protecting users from fraud

Masters’ blockchain start-up raises $50m

Digital Asset Holdings to upgrade Australian exchange’s systems

Blockchain eclipses Basel III at Davos

Bankers and start-ups clash over the future of finance

Blockchain raises fundamental questions

Banking and law will be fundamentally changed if shared ledger technology takes off

Bitcoin: cryptic cross words

Totting up the accounts of the online currency

Use bitcoin technology for NHS, expert says

Blockchain has potential to transform public services provision

Nasdaq sells shares using blockchain

Fight for bragging rights to ‘first’ transactions breaks out

ASX eyes ‘blockchain’ for risk management of market trades

Australia exchanges operator may integrate technology in upgrade

Charities weigh up gains in bitcoin giving

Technology would allow donors to track how money was being spent

Blockchain believers move into finance

Attempts to bring infrastructure behind bitcoin into mainstream

Coinsilium in first blockchain float

UK firm raises £1m on ICAP’s growth market

Goldman puts its muscle into tech push

SETLcoin virtual currency settlement system among raft of projects

Blockchains could aid society and banks

Technology should help prevent terrorism financing and money-laundering, and free up bank capital

Goldman bets on SETLcoin

Watchdogs bound to blench reading cryptocurrency’s patent application

Goldman makes virtual settlement currency

US bank files patent application for bitcoin-like ledger system

Greek banks hit by bitcoin ransom demand

Hackers ask for €7m in digital currency to stop website attacks

Bitcoin — and a scam easy to spot

The trouble with the currency is that it is accountable to no one

Osborne wants London to be fintech leader

Chancellor says regulators will provide ‘space where innovation can happen’

Bitcoin slips in pyramid schemes parade

Surges in cryptocurrency undermines its use as an exchange medium

Russian fraudster’s site boosts Bitcoin

Chinese testimonials on MMM website trigger 20% spike

Technology: Banks seek key to blockchain

Financial teams race to harness power of bitcoin infrastructure