A Fraud or the Future? Bots and the Bitcoin Debate

For sceptics, bot activity will be further evidence of cryptocurrencies’ failings

The Financial Times
May 2, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

By Gillian Tett

Last year, I took part in a noisy public debate about whether bitcoin is a beneficial innovation — or the opposite. It was an eye-opening experience: almost as soon as the event was posted online, I was…

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