Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, meaning that the database used to record Bitcoins are not centrally controlled. These systems are built using a 'distributed ledger', or 'blockchain', which is a decentralised public database collectively maintained by a network of people, known as 'miners', who run the software. There is no bank or country responsible for issuing Bitcoin meaning there's no central point that can fail.
This week investors across the UK will mark Ownership Day - an initiative dedicated to encouraging investors to be 'active
After a turbulent year in the financial markets, National Ethical Investment Week 2012, which starts on Sunday 14 October, is set to be the biggest in its five-year history.