Can tech really democratise investing?

Robo-advisory services are enabling investors with varying levels of capital to access financial advice, but a level playing field remains elusive

Is this the return of bitcoin?

Traders’ suspicions of cryptocurrencies are diminishing as institutional investors get more heavily involved. As the resurgence continues, here are the five biggest trends shaping the future of bitcoin right now

Nine ways cryptos are beefing up security

A recent hack on one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has brought security back into the spotlight

Digital currencies: the pros and cons

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The idea that central banks should introduce digital versions of physical cash is gaining traction. Led by innovative governments in cash-averse economies such as Sweden, the concept of central bank digital currencies has drawn both outright condemnation and enthusiastic support for its profound ramifications for payments, monetary policy and financial stability

Understanding the psychology of abstract money

How will our relationships and attitudes to finance, wealth and value change as perceptions of money evolve in the decades to come?

What one man’s death taught us about cryptosecurity

The loss of investors’ money from a cryptocurrency exchange following the death of its owner has highlighted the need for more robust business practices in a still-nascent industry

Groundbreaking uses of cryptos and blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are widely regarded as trading assets, but along with blockchain they offer groundbreaking uses in sectors such as personal finance, housing and energy. Here are five innovative examples

How ICOs can democratise funding for startups

Methods of raising capital based on cryptocurrencies are developing fast, enabling smaller investors to get involved