The blockchain software bitcoin is founded on has far wider applications than just currency. It promises to change the way we trade stocks, store our data, verify our identities, and even vote.

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Why I’m buying bitcoins

Bitcoin has already had one boom and bust. It could be about to have another, says Charlie Morris. That’s why he’s buying.

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It’s time to buy bitcoin

The bull market in bitcoin is back on, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at the digital currency’s “hype cycle” and explains how to get started with bitcoin.

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MintChip, “cash weirdos”, and Japanese futons

Mark Carney’s old pals at the Royal Canadian Mint are running a closed trial of a digital legal tender backed by a government-issued currency (the Canadian dollar). They call it MintChip. It’s intended for use in low-value, online and point-of-sale…

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