|written by Speeder on May 10, 2011 18:22|
|Basically, this is a currency made for internet transfers (although someone already invented bills for it).|
Visit bitcoin.org for more info.
I must say, that the ideological idea of it is interesting... And it is also a speculator heaven (I think I profited 100% with speculation already...)
Or how about the actual twitter sidebar at their site when I visited...
|Imaginary FAQ said:|
Q: What are bitcoins?
A: Bitcoins are like regular coins, only you can't actually use them for anything. : 3
I see entertaining new scams coming up. : P
|Bitcoin on Twitter said:|
|@#####_##### about 10 minutes ago|
can anyone send me some #bitcoin s for testing? just started using it. i'll send it back.
A system like this could be useful, but without any oversight, it would probably just become primarily a way to illegally transfer funds 'under the table'.
|written by Speeder on May 11, 2011 01:35|
|That is also sorta the point.|
Most of the people that joined initially are anarchists, liberalists, and other sort of political activists.
For example, one of the most popular uses of Bitcoin is donate to Wikileaks, Anonymous and other organizations that governments may decide to crack down.
And seemly the most successful non-financial bitcoin company is... a pot trader...
Oh, there are the alpaca socks trader too, that one is popular.
|written by Speeder on May 14, 2011 04:17|
|This week bitcoins showed up on some news sites (including CNN and Forbes blogs).|
This mean its popularity skyrocketed, not only in a increase of speculation and value, but also in business that use bitcoin.