LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth in 2017, despite remaining extremely volatile. While digital currencies across the board have divided opinion between financial institutions, and now have a market cap of around 175 Billion USD, the crypto sector coninues to grow, as it continues to see wider mainstreem adoption. The price of one Bitcoin passed 15,000 USD across many exchanges today taking it higher than previous all time highs.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Sir, I am sure I cannot have been the only person to notice the positively delicious irony with which almost every newspaper article, television report and internet page uses an illustration of a shiny gold “bitcoin” to represent a concept of which perhaps the defining quality is that it has no physical form.

Edward Dixon
Simmons & Sons, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, UK

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