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All about Bitcoin: the rise and trials of an anonymous virtual currency

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Bitcoins (Casascius)
Bitcoins (Casascius)

Bitcoin, a virtual currency "mined" from computer transactions, could one day challenge the hegemony of nation-issued money and create a truly viable decentralized, anonymous currency. Along the way, though, supporters must deal with the challenges of building a new exchange system — and the inevitable winners and losers that creates.