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2:24PM, 31 Oct 2018

Bitcoin's birthday: How the crypto took the financial world by storm

It's a big moment for Bitcoin, today is its tenth birthday. Love or hate it the cryptocurrency has taken the financial world by storm over the past ten years.  Emerging from the financial crash in 2008 it sold itself as the people’s currency, free from governments, central banks and regulation. Like its founder Satoshi Nakamoto is was mysterious and felt like a mini revolution.  In reality it was more likely to be mined by geeks in their bedrooms and used by drug dealers and money launderers but it has slowly become mainstream.  ...

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