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

Suits join the hoodies with blockchain push

Cost savings and low returns drive lenders into working with system underpinning bitcoin

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FT Alphaville takes you through the latest news as well as the history of Bitcoin
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Blockchain: in pieces

Hong Kong theft highlights the shortcomings of an entire technology

Legal tussle looms for bitcoin holders

Attention turns to how victims of the fraud will be compensated

Bitcoin Bitfinex exchange hacked: a Q&A

Breach of a Hong Kong exchange raises troubling questions

Crisis shows bitcoin’s immaturity

Avoid imitating Bitfinex’s blizzard of customer communication, says Andrew Hill

Bitcoin plunges after Hong Kong hack

Prices hit two-month low after exchange reveals breach and theft

DWP welfare trial sparks privacy worries

Open Data Institute says blockchain system use ‘very concerning’

Regulators warn on risks posed by bitcoin

US body raises concern over uncertainties of digital currencies

Rise in demand for courses on blockchain

Finance executives are flocking to courses that cover digital currencies

Blockchain PICN

‘Ether’ brought to earth by theft of $50m

Value of cryptocurrency slumps after user exploits software flaw

Blockchain could benefit the banks

Despite the hype, there are several misconceptions

Australia to auction confiscated bitcoins

Sale, worth A$16m, comes as cryptocurrency hits highest level in 2 years

Bitcoin: Identity crisis

The creator of the cryptocurrency still eludes treasure hunters

Will the real Mr Bitcoin please not stand up

‘Very few mysteries maintain their allure once the truth is revealed’

Australian pulls bitcoin proof

Craig Wright faced widespread scepticism over his claim he was Satoshi Nakamoto

Being Satoshi Nakamoto, being Mr Bitcoin

His name is a perfect anagram if you remove and add a few letters

Backtrack on Bitcoin invention claim

Q&A: Has bitcoin creator been revealed?

The claims of Australian Craig Wright that he invented digital currency

Australian claims to be bitcoin creator

Craig Steven Wright says he is Satoshi Nakamoto

Free currency exchange app launches

Holiday money commission ‘could become a thing of the past’

Bitcoin money transfer hits the high street

Read the small print from techno-utopians

Barclays partners with bitcoin payments app

Bank to share infrastructure with Goldman-backed currency group

Bitcoin users ready for big reveal

Speculation on true identity of creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Digitised diamonds battle to defy thieves

Could new technology have stopped the Goodwood House robbery?

Bitcoin is losing the Midas touch

The currency’s advocates are right: money is a confidence trick, a form of frozen desire, writes Henry Farrell