Investors regret losing nerve as bitcoin rallies | News – The Times

Helen Disney cannot help but feel a pang of regret after selling most of her bitcoin.

The cryptocurrency, whose value plummeted more than 70 per cent last year, is enjoying an extraordinary rally, tripling in value since January. This included a 50 per cent rise in just eight days last month after Facebook decided to start its own cryptocurrency, Libra.

Bitcoin investors are now potentially sitting on handsome profits, as long as they did not sell.

Ms Disney, 46, who runs an event company that teaches executives about blockchain technology, was paid in bitcoin when she worked for the Bitcoin Foundation in 2014, but exchanged most of it for sterling. “If I had held on to what I’d been paid in 2014 for another few…

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