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Bitcoin has been making headlines right throughout COVID pandemic, with historic highs and dramatic collapses all part of the ride – but just what is it all about?

The cryptocurrency, first developed by the shadowy ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ back in 2009, hit an all-time high earlier this year when its value climbed to over €63,000.

That’s quite a price when you consider it first started trading at less than $0.08 in 2010.

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Things have fallen back quite a bit since April; however, you don’t have to look far to find those that insist this is just another dip with further meteoric gains on the way.

On The Pat Kenny Show this morning, Newstalk reporter Sarah Madden took a deep dive into cryptocurrency culture to try to get to bottom of it all.

Experts including the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland CEO Brian Hayes, Irish Independent tech editor Adrian Weckler, Investment advisor Nick Charalambous and cryptocurrency lecturer Anne Heydon offered their insights on some of the biggest questions around Bitcoin.

Just what is it? How does it work? Where does Elon Musk come in? And - perhaps most importantly - is now the time to dive right in?

You can listen back here to find out.

The future of banking or a bubble ready to pop – Just what is Bitcoin all about?

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