Category: Wolrd

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride after hitting $17,000

The digital currency breached new highs before falling below $14,500, down 14% on the day according to Coindesk.com. Bitcoin had soared about 70% this week, with its dramatic rise being likened to a “charging train with no brakes”. As concerns mount, an industry group has warned plans to start Bitcoin futures trading have been “rushed”. Critics…

The week in 27 photos

1. John Bain and Brandon Baker take cover from embers as they try to help stop a wildfire from burning a home in Ventura, California, on Tuesday, December 5. Four wildfires are wreaking devastation across Southern California. More than 100,000 acres have been burned, and tens of thous people have had to flee their homes.…