Cryptocurrency

  1. Should Bitcoin be regulated?

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    Video caption: The Crypto asset up more than 800% from a low in March 2020
  2. Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z back bitcoin in Africa

    Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of social media platform Twitter, has announced he and US rapper-turned-businessman Jay-Z are investing a chunk of their own money into bitcoin development in Africa and India.

    Mr Dorsey says they are putting a total of 500 bitcoin, worth around $23.6m (£17m), into the endowment fund called ₿trust.

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    According to news site Quartz, Nigeria is second only to the US when it comes to the amount of bitcoin traded over the past five years.

    The BBC's Catherine Byuaruhanga says that in Africa's commercial hubs like Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg, a growing number of people are finding that cryptocurrencies offer a cheaper solution to the expensive problem of transferring funds across borders.

    However, Nigeria's Central Bank is worried about their rise, and last week ordered banks to close the accounts of anyone associated with trading cryptocurrencies.

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  3. Man arrested as cryptocurrency seized by police

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    BBC News

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering as part of a police probe into an international operation of fraudulent offers of drone light shows.

    Nottinghamshire Police said the force made its first-ever seizure of cryptocurrency - a digital form of money traded online and exchanged in a similar way to traditional units of currency - worth about £78,000 after executing a warrant on 7 December.

    A spokesman said police also secured a restraint order at Nottingham Crown Court to freeze £500,000 worth of assets while the investigation continues.

    The 49-year-old man, who was arrested in Huthwaite, has been bailed.

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  4. Episode 1: Dr Ruja

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    Video caption: Dr Ruja promised financial revolution. And then, two years ago, she disappeared. Why?

    Dr Ruja promised financial revolution. And then, two years ago, she disappeared. Why?

  5. Episode 2: The Bitcoin Killer

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    Video caption: Not all is as it seems with Dr Ruja's revolutionary cryptocurrency, OneCoin.
  6. Episode 3: More than just a coin

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    Video caption: Dr Ruja's hold over OneCoin investors is far stronger than we thought. Why?

    Dr Ruja is charged in absentia with money laundering and fraud. But the hold OneCoin has over its investors is far stronger than we'd imagined. Why do people still believe?

  7. Episode 4: Miss OneLife

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    Video caption: Jamie and Georgia arrive in Bucharest for their first OneCoin event. Who might be there?

    Jamie and Georgia arrive in Bucharest in the hope of seeing their first OneCoin event: The Miss OneLife 2019 Beauty Pageant. What - and who - might they find there?

  8. Episode 5: What dreams may come

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    Video caption: One of the world's highest-earning MLM'ers and former top OneCoin seller, agrees to talk.

    'Who is to blame?' One of the world's highest-earning MLM'ers, and former top OneCoin seller, agrees to talk.

  9. Episode 6: The Überflieger

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    Video caption: A factory in Germany and a cryptocurrency scam. Two different worlds, one familiar story.

    A factory in Germany and a cryptocurrency scam. Two different worlds, one familiar story about an impressive businesswoman who came to save the day.