Comparing Stocks and Cryptocurrency: Which is a Better Form of Investment?

Cryptocurrencies have come a long way since the inception of Bitcoin in 2008, evolving from the initial technological promise of disrupting the financial system, to a vibrant ecosystem of coins, tokens and variant technology with different applications across many industries. Given their explosive growth, cryptocurrencies have evolved to become a contending asset class for investors…

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Cryptoassets in 2019: What Needs to Happen for Mass Adoption?

Blockchain and cryptoassets were relatively niche concepts before 2017, but that year their popularity and value exploded, as exemplified by bitcoin’s successes. A single token of the original mainstream cryptocurrency, launched in 2009, cost $900 (£695) in January 2017. In December of that year, at the peak of the market, one bitcoin was worth $19,500 (£15,000) — a 1,850…

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Blockchain and finance in 2019

The cryptoasset industry has endured a rollercoaster ride of late: the highs of 2017 were followed by the lows of 2018. As for blockchain – the distributed ledger technology (DLT) that underpins bitcoin and all cryptos – and its transformational potential, there is still plenty of enthusiasm. Many revered commentators have hailed its potential to…

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