02 Apr '13, 3am

Bitcoin: John Lennon wanted us to imagine a world with no countries; when the European Union started happen...

John Lennon wanted us to imagine a world with no countries; when the European Union started happening in earnest, one of the first things they did was create the Euro. Having a common currency is a great way to bring down geographical barriers and create a shared economy. And with audacity that feels like it's drawn straight out of one of William Gibson's cyberpunk novels, that's what Bitcoin sets out to do. Bitcoin works like a peer-to-peer file-sharing application, only instead of transferring files, the nodes on the network transfer data about financial transactions. Each node on the Bitcoin network has its own unique identifier. To send someone money, simple use the client to specify an amount, paste in their ID, and the money is sent on its way. Of course, before you can do that, you need to get some Bitcoins to send. This isn't monopoly money: There are only so many ...

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