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Bitcoin: ‘I’m part of a crazy wave’

December 8, 2017
Alessandra Sollberger with kite surf equipmentImage copyrightAlessandra Sollberger

In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad.

But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich.

If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a topic at middle-class dinner parties as house prices.

There are advertisements on the London Underground proposing ways to invest. It’s been on the newspaper front pages.

There are anecdotes of taxi drivers who say they’ve borrowed money to buy Bitcoin.