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Virtual money

 The Big Issue in the North - UK 20 May 2019

They are created by cracking fiercely difficult mathematical puzzles. They have soared in value, plummeted and risen again and you can use them to pay for everything from illegal drugs to natural cosmetics. They are the virtual currency Bitcoin, and if you haven’t heard of them yet, you might be buying a pint with them soon. (1738 Words) - By Ann-Marie Shaw

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4. One of the many logos used to promote the digital currency 'bitcoin'.Illustration courtesy of 'bitboy' (free to use/public domain)

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Richard Whittle, senior lecturer in finance and economics at Manchester Metropolitan University.Photo courtesy of The Big Issue in the North


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