SINGAPORE (Feb 26): In the last 12 months, with its rise, fall and rebound, the cryptocurrency bitcoin has virtually hijacked blockchain technology. As at Feb 18, the total market capitalisation of cryptocurrencies in issue, according to CoinMarketCap, is US$460 billion ($607.6 billion). Bitcoin is mined using blockchain, a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT).

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