There is this fancy thing called moneys, and it runs everything we do…day in and day out. Some people have lots of it. Others do not. Some people like to steal it, and others like plunder for it. Then there is Wall Street, a conglomeration of people that like you to work for it, then swoop in to take a portion. But now, riding in on sunshine is Bitcoins! What is Bitcoins, you may ask. To answer, I have no idea. I spent close to 8 minutes on their site trying to figure the damned thing out. I never did. But I did find this answer:
Bitcoin is a new kind of money. It’s the first decentralized electronic currency not controlled by a single organization or government. Its an open source project, and it is used by more than 100,000 people. All over the world people are trading hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin every day with no middle man and no credit card companies. Its a startup currency which has never happened before.
Sounds good to me. A digital currency for the people, by the people. My only problem is that while a bonus/rewards program does exist, the only way to get Bitcoins is by purchasing them. It seems if I trade in all of my Andrew Jackson’s for Bitcoin, the people behind Bitcoin will have a lot of money, and I will be left with nothing. It’s like that damned scheme with Schrute Bucks and Stanley Nickles all over again.