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Here’s the place to watch progress on the euro, keep pace with changes affecting the value of US dollar and British Pound and monitor the growing international importance of China’s Renminbi. The world’s money markets are ticking over 24/7 and if you need to switch money between currencies, you need inside information on the best time to move your cash. iExpats.com provides news, commentary and analysis about currency to help you keep in touch with the latest rates. So, whether you need to know the latest currency news as a FOREX trader, how the pound is currently doing against the dollar, or if you simply want to know how purchasing and selling on a day to day basis is affecting your spending, then check out the latest info on iExpats.com

british pound

Countries Where Sterling’s Not Taking A Pounding

The value of the British Pound has steadily dropped in the past three months, impacting expat spending power. At the start of May, the exchange...
cryptocurrency

Cryptos Can’t Bank On US Support, Warns Trump

US President Donald Trump has fired a warning shot across the bows of any cryptocurrency enterprise thinking about taking on the US dollar. In one...
facebook

Tax And Legal Hurdles For Facebook’s Libra Roll-Out

Facebook’s plans to roll out the cryptocurrency Libra around the world could be halted in their tracks by tax and legal rules. Lawyers have pointed...
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Smashes $11,000 Ceiling As Price Doubles

Bitcoin has burst through the $11,000 ceiling to hit the highest price in 17 months - and promises to surge even higher. Current trading sets...
Euro Coin

Weak Euro Boost Spending Power For British Expats

The spending power of expats living in the European Union is improving due to a steady weakening euro. In the past year, 11 eurozone cities...
bitcoin

Bitcoin Boosted By Boris Brexit Factor

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could receive a boost from Boris Johnson winning the key to the door of 10 Downing Street. Johnson has one hand...

Shoppers Are Losing Contact With Their Cash

Contactless smartphone payments are becoming more popular and threaten to replace cash soon. The number of contactless payments doubled last year while cash withdrawals plummeted...

New Dollar Fails To Gain Any Currency

Everyone goes through a spell of thinking they have more money in the bank than they really do - but now an entire country...

Superfast Blockchain Is 99% Quicker Than Bitcoin

A supersonic blockchain technology that cuts out 99% of the bandwidth needed for validating cryptocurrency transactions has been developed by researchers. A team at Massachusetts...

Kraken Looks To Futures With $100m Swoop

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has made a $100 million swoop to snap up a British firm that works out the price of Bitcoin futures. Crypto Facilities...

Stellar And Monero – The Rising Stars Of Cryptocurrency

Stellar and Monero have staked their claim as the rising stars of cryptocurrency by consolidating their market caps. The two coins have added significant amounts...

Cryptocurrency Prices – November 15, 2018

The latest trading prices and trends for cryptocurrencies   Bitcoin Ripple XRP Ethereum Bitcoin Cash BTC XRP ETH BCH Today $5,481.90 $0.45 $175.19 $441.83 A week ago $6,264.22 $0.40 $199.37 $450.59 One month ago $6,633.25 $0.46 $210.31 $462.49 Three months ago $6,591.16 $0.36 $317.57 $603.69 A year ago $7,283.22 $0.20 $331.20 $1,187.03 High in year $19,345.19 $2.78 $1,385.02 $3,715.91 Low in year $5,481.90 $0.20 $175.92 $429.80 Market cap this...
cryptocurrency

Time For Central Banks To Launch Cryptocurrency, Says IMF

Central banks should consider setting up their own cryptocurrencies, according to Christine Lagarde, head of the powerful International Monetary Federation. Ashe say cryptocurrencies are safe...

Bitcoin Celebrates 10th Birthday For Cryptocurrency

October 31 marks a big day for cryptocurrency - the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin. But traders and investors are waiting with bated breath to see...

Cryptocurrency Prices – October 25, 2018

The cryptocurrency rollercoaster seems to have come to a halt as most coin prices are remarkably steady after a week of sideways trading. All the...

Cryptocurrency Prices – October 18, 2018

Cryptocurrency markets have moved little but sideways in the past week’s trading. Bitcoin has clawed above the $6,500 mark - the line which makes the...

Foreign Aid Pulled As $4m Goes Missing In Zambia

Governments are finally cracking down on paying aid to poor countries where corruption is rife. The African nation of Zambia has seen local currency the...
bitcoin

Bitcoin Bounces Back After Days In The Doldrums

What a difference a few days can make to the value of cryptocurrencies against the US dollar. Traders were in the doldrums and wailing over...
bitcoin

Bitcoin Will Bounce Back As Investors Fear Missing Profits

More investors will flock to cryptocurrencies because they fear missing out on a phenomenon, says a cryptocurrency expert. Even though coin values have dropped in...

Investors Keen On Cryptocurrency Despite Market Volatility

Despite the rollercoaster ride for cryptocurrency so far in 2018, investors want to increase their holdings within the next 12 months. A study reveals that...

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The Expat Brexit Survey

Have your say about Brexit and how leaving the European Union will affect your life, work and retirement, take a few minutes to give...

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