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00:03
The value of the digital currency Bitcoin has increased ten-fold since the start of the year. As the existing number of Bitcoins near 21 million – the cap that marks the limit of its supply, speculators are on the two extremes as to whether it is a valuable asset, or merely another bubble.

00:27
The crypto-currency has been circulating widely on the dark web, inaccessible via using regular internet browsers without circumvention.

00:38
Some major firms such as Microsoft and Expedia have allowed the purchasing of goods and services with Bitcoins, however regimes such as that of China and South Korea have prohibited both the launching as well as the trading of all types of virtual currencies.

00:58
Though there have been concerns with its volatility, Bitcoin’s tenaciousness means that it was able to rebound from some ‘near-death experiences’, as claimed by Dr Garrick Hileman of the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge.

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#key words
1. Circumvention – to go around or bypass
2. Volatility – changeable; mercurial; flighty.


 

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從小在澳洲長大,目前定居於台灣工作。曾在澳洲國立大學(AUN)攻讀國際關係學位,關注澳洲與國際的商業新聞,以及擅長跨國界溝通,是具備國家認證(NAATI)的專職口譯員。

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