The virtual currency boom echoes dotcom fever

Paris Hilton joins celebrities endorsing digital coins, just as Whoopi Goldberg did with an earlier craze

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A view of Bitcoin token and a miner miniature figures — Photo by Manuel Romano/NurPhoto via Getty Images

By Izabella Kaminska

In 1999, the actor Whoopi Goldberg made a bold decision. Rather than be paid for an endorsement for a dotcom start-up, she took a 10 per cent stake in the business…

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