Digital currency platforms emerge as Bitcoin gathers momentum

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The rise of digital currencies such as Bitcoin has sparked something of a change of mindset in the foreign exchange market, and even though they may be unlikely to ever supersede or even compete with mainstream currencies, some participants see potential value in the payments technology that underpins Bitcoin.

Originally launched in 2008, Bitcoin operates as a money transfer system without physical notes or coins and has attracted increasing interest and investment over the past two years. Mark

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