Investors keep wondering about the future of virtual currencies, most of all Bitcoin. Alena Vranova, head of strategy at cryptosecurity firm Casa, agrees that Bitcoin is volatile, but she's positive about its potential.
The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?
Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020.
The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan.
The best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has been around for 10 years and its history so far has been one of ups and downs. The financial world is still split down the middle over the future of the virtual currency.
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