Are Bitcoins and Unusual Hats the Future of Currency? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios


If you’ve ever played Team Fortress 2, you know how valuable hats are. To those who haven’t: yes, HATS! If a community agrees on the value of something, then that thing can become a currency, to exchange for other goods. Just like american dollar bills (or euros, yen, or any other currency), or… bitcoins. Bitcoins are an online currency worth over $200,000,000, and though they are just 1s and 0s, some think that this is the future of money. On the other hand… mo bitcoins mo problems.

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Links:
What is a Bitcoin?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

Music:
Roglok: http://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/21166
Binarpilot: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/661417/geeks
Pocaille: https://soundcloud.com/pocaille/tachyon-pulses
EatMe: http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/348390/eatme

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