People & Power

Crypto: The next threat to the global economy?

Investigating the risks that cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin might pose to the global economy and the environment.

When Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies first appeared well over a decade ago, few people could have imagined how widespread they would become.

Now, these various forms of digital money are in common use – if not yet universally understood.

But where exactly do they come from, who uses them and what – for better or worse – might be the long-term consequences?

People & Power sent reporter Rory Challands in search of answers.