Main content

Bitcoin Breakthrough?

Is it time to start taking cryptocurrencies seriously?

Is it time to start taking cryptocurrencies seriously? Or do Bitcoin speculators put the whole project at risk? Ed Butler speaks to Andrea O'Sullivan, cryptocurrency expert at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in the US and Jim Harper, vice president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and former adviser to the Bitcoin Foundation. We also hear from one beneficiary of a secret Bitcoin multimillionaire giving away their fortune. Connie Gallippi is founder and executive director of a charity called BitGive.

(Photo: Bitcoin graphic, Credit: Getty Images)

Available now

17 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 Dec 2017 08:32GMT

Broadcast

How the 2008 crash shaped our world

Stories from people involved in the crash and how its effects are still felt today

Business Daily Podcast

Download every programme.

Podcast