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What can the past tell us about Bitcoin’s future?

By David Hindley

28 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

In this Financial Times exclusive, the publisher looks back into their catalogue of reporting on the peaks and troughs of bitcoin and makes predictions about the future.

Bitcoin has crashed in value by more than 50 per cent in the past six months, but holders of the cryptocurrency are used to volatility. Here we look at how the FT covered bitcoin’s previous booms and busts to see if history is repeating itself.

The Japanese boom and bust (April 2017 to March 2018)

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