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Bitcoin beats hryvnia, rouble as the worst currency

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LOSING ITS LUSTRE: Bitcoin's plunge of more than 56 per cent in 2014 makes it the world's worst performing currency this year.

IT HAS been a bad year for the Russian rouble and a terrible 12 months for the Ukrainian hryvnia. But it has been a catastrophic 2014 for bitcoin, the virtual currency. While acknowledging that my currency forecasting prowess means that I am driving a desk rather than tanning on a beach, the