Finance

Goxx Boxx - live view. Mr Goxx, hamster trading in cryptocurrency

Move over, Punxsutawney Phil, there’s a new rodent on the block

By HAL WILLIAMS RIGHT, here’s a story right up the BV alley. A German hamster named Mr Goxx — in solidarity with this exceptional rodent,...
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Fintech scholarship: hunt for British talent

THE FINTECH industry is facing a talent shortage which is of growing concern — and a UK company has announced the return of a...
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Surprise as hacker returns millions and pledges to pay everything back

THE HACKER behind a major cryptocurrency heist has returned almost half of the stolen assets, worth £433m. The firm that was hacked, Poly Network, appealed...
Buzz Lightyear

‘Commission-free’ investment platform expected in Q3 2021

FINTECH start-up Lightyear is offering Europe’s first commission-free investment platform. Set to start rolling out in Q3 2021, Lightyear marries multi-currency accounts with unlimited access...
Bitcoin and dollars

Bitcoin: timing is everything, and there are clues to follow

ANYONE following the British public’s interest when buying and selling Bitcoin this year would have made a 27 percent profit — equivalent to £8,602.37...
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Brum beats the drum as Goldman Sachs comes to town

GOLDMAN Sachs is opening a new office in Birmingham — a move welcomed by Neil Rami, CEO of the West Midlands Growth Company. Rami’s investment...
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Active Capital Reinsurance — pioneer emerges from pandemic stronger, and set...

DESPITE the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Active Capital Reinsurance (Active RE) has seen continued global expansion and diversification. The company's team has been faced...
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Twitter hack targets billionaires in Bitcoin-related scam attempt

SOME of the world’s most prominent billionaires have been targets of a Bitcoin hacking scam on social media platform Twitter. The US president’s favoured means...
Bitcoin broken in half

It ain’t half easy to see why Bitcoin value is rising

By Hal Williams THE CRYPTOCURRENCY world isn’t known for doing things by halves — unless we’re talking about Bitcoin. The most buoyant and respected of the...
Bitcoin halving

‘The halving’ approaches, all eyes are on the value of Bitcoin

A UK BITCOIN exchange says more people are entering the Bitcoin market in the run-up to the halving in May. A halving (sometimes called a...