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BBC World Service: Bitcoin bubbles and safe havens


Dr Garrick Hileman, Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), comments on the rising popularity of Bitcoin as an alternative currency. “Digital currency is not something that’s recognised in the eyes of the law like official currency, i.e. pound or euro. Bitcoin and other digital currencies don’t take physical form, they’re strictly electronic and are produced by computers, that control the supply of the currency.” (registration).

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