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Tom Wilson

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

15 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins.

Explainer - 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity

15 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance.

Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity

15 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance.

'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity

15 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance.

Startups target banks' small business customers in forex payments drive

15 May 2019

LONDON Revolut and TransferWise are signing up thousands of small businesses a month for foreign exchange payments, touting slicker service and lower fees as they try to take on banks in a sector with flows of $7 trillion (5 trillion pounds) a year.

ALTCOINS-"Privacy coin" Monero offers near total anonymity

15 May 2019

* Monero is 12th biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation It has around $1.4 billion-worth in circulation

Rapid bitcoin rally cheers crypto market investors, others wary

14 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin hit its highest level in 10 months on Tuesday, raising hopes among cryptocurrency enthusiasts of greater mainstream acceptance as an escalating U.S.-China trade war roiled global markets, but others urged investor caution.

Crypto hedge funds grew last year even as bitcoin slumped - report

14 May 2019

LONDON Cryptocurrency hedge funds managed three times more in investments in the first quarter of this year than in early 2018, a report by consultancy PwC and investment firm Elwood showed on Monday.

Bitcoin holds above $7,000 after hitting 9-month high

13 May 2019

LONDON Bitcoin hovered above $7,000 on Monday, close to nine-month highs, as the biggest cryptocurrency's 2019 rally gathered steam. | Video

Bitcoin holds above $7,000 after hitting 9-month high

13 May 2019

LONDON, May 13 Bitcoin hovered above $7,000 on Monday, close to nine-month highs, as the biggest cryptocurrency's 2019 rally gathered steam.

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