Bitcoin becomes a story of boom and bust
30 November 2018 | 10:00 am
The world's premier cryptocurrency has bounced back from selloffs before but this time may be different. Regulators are cracking down and investors' fear of losing everything is overtaking their fear of missing out.
24 Jun 2020
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted the thought of a null and void season "hit him physically".
2 Jul 2020
After winning the Premier League in style, Solomon Fowowe takes a look at if Liverpool Football Club should chase Premier League record or just ride with the flow.
12 Sep 2020
As French President Emmanuel Macron wraps up his first official visit to Baghdad, former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi speaks to FRANCE 24 about his country's difficulties. He says the government of the current prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, is "the victim of a political system and situation in Iraq", adding that he does not think Kadhimi will be able to succeed. Allawi also regrets increasingly complex relations with Iran, saying Tehran's interventions "weaken the whole region". He also discusses the planned redeployment of US troops within Iraq.
11 Sep 2020
The new football season in England starts this weekend, and fans all over the world are eagerly expecting their teams in action. But as the world gradually adjusts to the new normal brought about by the Coronavirus epidemic, football fans should brace up for changes as the PL kicks off.
10 Oct 2020
Cryptocurrency transactions in Africa are growing rapidly. On a continent that already embraces mobile money, virtual currency offers advantages for a young, tech-savvy population.
5 Feb 2021
Liverpool F.C host Manchester City F.C. this coming Sunday hoping to stop a run of home defeats against a team that has their eyes on a 10th straight Premier League victory.
8 Feb 2021
On Monday Monologues, Solomon Fowowe just stops short of handing Pep Guardiola's Man City the Premier League title after their victory over Liverpool at Anfield. Solomon also talks the La Liga title and Luis Suarez's incredible season.
9 Feb 2021
News that electric carmaker Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, and that it will start accepting payments in the cryptocurrency, sent its price to record highs. Bitcoin was trading over $47,000 early on Tuesday, according to the website Coindesk.
12 Feb 2021
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether were becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria. Some businesses and individuals are turning to it for cross-border payments and trades, thereby bypassing hurdles of scarce FX. As the prohibition on crypto accounts takes effect, GuardianTV explains what you should know about CBN's cryptocurrency bank account ban
15 Apr 2021
The biggest US virtual currency exchange will be listed, following record Bitcoin highs. The listing marks a turning point for cryptocurrency, once considered an obscure investment prospect.
14 Apr 2021
Shares in the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase start trading on Wall Street this Wednesday, with the company expected to be valued at around $65 billion. Its value has more than tripled in three years, boosted by the trading frenzy around Bitcoin. It will be the largest company in this sector to have gone public to date. Also today, we look at French government efforts to encourage employers to hire their temporary staff for the summer tourist season, despite ongoing coronavirus restrictions which have kept many restaurants closed.
19 Apr 2021
With Venezuela's official currency plummeting for years, both the government and cryptocreators are trying to stem the rot with digital tokens. For ordinary Venezuelans, the cryptoboom also means regaining freedom.
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