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

Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange in administration

Tokyo court orders liquidation of virtual currency exchange

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Bitcoin bound for ‘guns and gold crowd’

Tracker fund for virtual currency to be expanded to retail market

Bitcoin set for fresh attack from China

PBoC considers ordering banks to close trading accounts

Bitcoin tax break set to limit losses

Investors welcome American fiscal authorities’ ruling

Bitcoin: Retailers adopt virtual currency

Businesses say lower transaction costs justify the risks, while governments consider the pros and cons

Mt Gox finds 200,000 Bitcoins in old wallet

Exchange finds a quarter of currency it had previously lost

Fortress rolls Bitcoins into $150m fund

Fund targets investment from virtual currency fans

Mizuho Bank faces court on Mt Gox failure

Lender added to class action over Bitcoin exchange’s collapse

‘Bitcoin creator’ denies currency links

Nakamoto says ‘false’ Newsweek report has caused him ‘distress’

Singapore keeps wary eye on Bitcoin trade

Dealers must identify customers in bid to stop criminal activity

It is time that Bitcoin grew up

You cannot challenge currencies and then complain about scrutiny

Japan to class Bitcoin as a commodity

Bitcoin hunt makes Newsweek the headline

Magazine’s print revival marred by scoop doubts

LA car chase leads to Bitcoin riddle

Nakamoto denies involvement after media pursuit

Virtual currency exchange chief found dead

Singapore police say no foul play suspected in death of Radtke

Japan eyes Bitcoin transaction tax

Collapse of Mt Gox sparks tighter regulatory framework

Britain to scrap VAT on Bitcoin trades

Tax authority’s move comes days after collapse of Mt Gox exchange

Bitcoin reflects flawed financial system

The monopoly of central banks is enshrined in law – but the law alone will not guarantee the status quo indefinitely

Fortress loses $8m on Bitcoin investment

Annual report reveals purchase of $20m of virtual currency

Mt Gox files for bankruptcy protection

Move could leave investors with long wait for payout

Japan watchdog tightens Mt Gox scrutiny

Regulator ‘watching closely’ over events at troubled Bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin exchange fears $400m theft

Mt Gox suspension tests faith in virtual currency

Bitcoin trading on Mt Gox suspended

Rumours swirl online about the fate of the once-leading company

Mt Gox chief quits Bitcoin Foundation

Move adds to questions over fate of once-dominant Bitcoin platform

Bitcoin is still a useful bludgeon

The cryptocurrency is seen as an efficient way to transact online