There are currently 10 Bitcoin billionaires according to a website tracking global transactions of the cryptocurrency – and that list might well include government agencies, such as the FBI. The price of Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, has rocketed from less than $2,000 (£1,500) six months ago to more than $16,000, making many people very rich in the process. The price is currently $16,832 (£12,609). You can track it here.
Home buyers who overpay stamp duty under the new "additional charge" rules are being forced to wait for months before receiving refunds. The 3 percentage point surcharge is payable by anyone who is purchasing an "additional" property - such as a buy-to-let investment or holiday home. But those who buy a new main home before selling their existng one are also forced to pay, with the proviso that they may claim a refund if they sell the former home within three years.
Property prices are expected to slow to near-zero in 2018 nationally with some regions expected to experience falls. Rightmove, the online property portal, yesterday predicted annual price growth of just 1pc across Britain with falls in London and the commuter belt of 2pc. So is now really the right time to buy a first property or move up the housing ladder?
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".