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Some argue there is an art to trading bitcoin but others are unconvinced bitcoin millionaires show investment nous, drawing parallels with gambling

On the final day in his insurance job last week after 14 years in the sector, Donnie wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a rocket logo, the symbol for bitc(...)

Tiffany & Co’s shares tumbled in New York after the jeweller’s latest set of quarterly same-stores sales fell short of expectations and the company said it was investing heavily to turn around its business. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares advanced on Friday, helped late in the session by robust data from the United States, though stocks across the continent ended the wee(...)

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryptocurrency has further to go.  Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Bitcoin futures received a lukewarm reception at its launch on the CME Group Inc on Sunday, although market experts believe a recent rally in the cryp(...)

Casino gambling chips decorated with bitcoin logos sit on display at the CrytoSpace conference in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 per cent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the mark(...)

 Professor Philip Lane, Governor of the Central Bank at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Patrick Honohan, picked by the Government in 2009 to sort out the Central Bank and the State’s lenders as it grappled with the financial crisis, settl(...)

Love it or hate it, bitcoin has defied naysayers and delighted proponents by breaking through the $10,000 price barrier - a more than tenfold increase in value over the course of this year

It has been branded “a fraud” by its critics, and its sharp price rise during 2017 has been likened to the 17th century tulip craze. But love it or ha(...)

The biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, hit a record high of more than $6,500

The aggregate value of all cryptocurrencies hit a record high of about $184 billion (€158 billion) on Wednesday, according to industry website Coinmar(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

European stocks drifted lower ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference, which took place after the main EU bourses closed.(...)

The price of a single bitcoin hit an all-time high of above $3,500 (€2,986) this week, dragging up the value of hundreds of newer, smaller digital rivals in its wake. Photograph: iStock

Bitcoin and other “cryptocurrencies” are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. The price of a single bitc(...)

The dollar has been pressured by uproar over US president Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey. Photograph: Getty Images

The dollar steadied close to six-month lows against a basket of currencies on Monday, as investors took stock of a week of political turmoil in the Un(...)

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