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Value for money? Since 2009, bitcoin has soared from just about $3 to a high of some $19,800 in mid-December. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Despite plummeting cryptocurrency values, the craze for all things bitcoin, it seems, shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. “It’s like a cle(...)

Irish investors are turning to crypto currencies such as Bitcoin in growing numbers to try and benefit from outsize gains. Photograph: Karen BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Irish banks are monitoring investment in cryptocurrencies, although the majority of providers have not yet banned the purchase of bitcoin, litecoin an(...)

The logo of British mobile phone giant Vodafone outside one of its shops in central London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

European shares fell again, compounding a difficult week that saw a widespread equity sell-off. The Iseq in Dublin limited the drop to 0.2 per cent. (...)

EBay is to end its payments deal with PayPal.

EBay will shift its payments business from long-time partner PayPal Holdings to Adyen, a global payments company based in the Netherlands, further dis(...)

The World Economic Forum Davos take place this week from Tuesday to Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Monday Results: Netflix. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Dec). Tuesday Results: EasyJet, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Procter & Gamble. (...)

More than 100,000 people signed up during Curve’s beta testing phase for its platform, spending over £100 million in more than 100 countries

Curve, a fintech start-up whose backers include Santander, Investec and the co-founders of TransferWise and Betfair, has launched its new app in Irela(...)

Always look at the URL before clicking on links. Photograph: iStock

Netflix users should be on their guard as a phishing attack targets members of the streaming site. The scam has been described as “extremely sophisti(...)

New payments rules aim to break up banks’ monopoly of the payments system in Europe.  It’s ultimately aimed at making it cheaper for consumers and retailers to do business.

What’s up with all these rule “overhauls” I’ve been hearing about lately that are supposed to change the world for European consumers and investors? I(...)

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(...)

Zevas hopes to fill most of the Cork positions before Christmas. Photograph: iStock

Cork has received a jobs boost with the news that locally-founded company, Zevas Communications, which provides outsourced sales services nationally a(...)

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