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The £625m lost forever - the phenomenon of disappearing ...

04 Mar 2014

How many coins are lost?

We know that only 21m Bitcoins will ever exist, that they will be gradually mined over many years and that 13.7m have been unlocked so far.

We also know that they can be lost through death, simple carelessness or a hardware failure. But how many have actually been destroyed?

Scour the archives of the Bitcoin forums and you'll find references in the early days...

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Date: 2017-12-23 20:17:08

Bitcoin - the regulation of cryptocurrencies - Telegraph

Tom Rees

16 April 2017 o 7:50pm

Computer geeks packing away hard drives was never going to be quite as dramatic as sharp-suited bankers carrying boxes of their possessions and pieces of office art down Wall Street, but the collapse of the Bitcoin currency exchange Mt Gox in 2014 was widely seen as the alternative digital currency's Lehman Brothers moment.

The Tokyo-based exchange, which was...

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Appetite for Bitcoin today three times higher than ...

Online searches for information on buying Bitcoin now far outstrip equivalent searches about investing in gold - even at the peak of the banking crisis, when investors feared a full-blown collapse of the world's financial and banking systems.

The search term "buy Bitcoin" first surpassed "buy gold" as a Google search term in May this year. It is now many...

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Bitcoin mining: What is it - and can I do it at home?

Matthew Field

11 December 2017 o 1:00am

The frenzied Bitcoin boom has sparked comparisons to a financial bubble, with its price soaring to more than $14,000 (£10,500). But the cryptocurrency craze has also resembled something of a digital gold rush .

With a finite supply of 21 million Bitcoins , tech-savvy individuals and a handful of fast-moving companies have jumped...

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New York woman charged with sending $85,000 in Bitcoin to ...

A New York woman has been charged with obtaining $62,000 (£63,000) in Bitcoin which was sent to support the Islamic State .

Zoobia Shahnaz, a 27-year-old lab technician, was arrested at her home in Brentwood, on Long Island, on Wednesday night.

She appeared before Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tomlinson on Thursday afternoon and was remanded in custody, to appear again in court in January.


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Bitcoin could be the new gold, says JP Morgan

Bitcoin could join gold as a reliable, long-term way to store wealth as the cryptocurrency gains users and value in a craze which JP Morgan's analysts believe may turn into something resembling a more traditional asset class.

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Bitcoin... or shares in Amazon? Which is the best ...

Most of the "everyday" Bitcoin buyers who are prepared to share their experience say they are only buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with money they can happily afford to...

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Singapore's Fintech chief warns on Bitcoin delusion

Sopnendu Mohanty, Fintech chief for Singapore's monetary authority ( MAS ), said there was a crucial difference between Bitcoin and rival crypto-currency Ethereum, but it is far from...

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