Bitcoin has been likened to Dante’s Inferno by the chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. As the digital currency surged towards $16,000, Sir Howard(...)

A customer uses a Bitcoin ATM in Dublin in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

It’s been called the “queen of cryptocurrencies” and the biggest bubble in the world. Bitcoin, launched in January 2009, has gained astonishing moment(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Films and television portray business owners thinking on their feet before making an instant choice in the face of rapidly changing conditions. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Chris Darwin, the great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, was in Dublin last week to deliver a talk at the Royal Irish Academy. It was a hugely inte(...)

London-based LMAX Exchange has more than $2 trillion of transactions a year on its platforms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

London-based currency exchange operator LMAX Exchange, which signalled last October that it would seek to set up a European Union hub in Ireland as so(...)

Almost €160 million in funding for the redevelopment of the campus at NUI Maynooth has been secured, according to the university’s president, Prof Philip Nolan. Photograph: David Sleator

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has scrapped plans to set up a trading operation in Dublin in the wake of Brexit, the Sunday Business Post reports. (...)

Navinder Singh Sarao outside Westminster magistrates’ court, is accused of helping trigger a multibillion-dollar US stock market crash. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Clad in a cheap, unbranded grey sweatshirt and matching tracksuit bottoms, Navinder Singh Sarao sat in silence in the dock of court number five at Wes(...)

A security van entering Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London, believed to be carrying Navinder Singh Sarao, the futures trader facing charges of contributing to the 2010 “flash crash”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A UK futures trader operating out of a suburban London house is fighting extradition to the United States to face fraud charges, including allegations(...)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge more than 600 points in a matter of minutes during the “flash crash”. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A UK futures trader has been charged by US authorities with wire and commodities fraud for allegedly contributing to the 2010 “flash crash”, which saw(...)

 US president Barack Obama   in Belfast this week. Photograph:  Paul Faith/Getty Images

“Jobs and opportunity are essential to peace.” That is what Northern Ireland wants to tell the world this week.And who better to get the message out t(...)