11 May '13, 1pm

Wary of Bitcoin? A guide to some other cryptocurrencies

It might have passed you by, but an essential part of the Internet's infrastructure took a heavy knock last week. The Silk Road—you know, the website where you can buy any drug imaginable "—was subjected to a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Calling the Silk Road "essential" might seem an exaggeration, but it isn't if you're one of its many regular users. Nor if you're a regular user of Bitcoin—its journey to mainstream acceptance began with the Silk Road, as it's perfect for anonymous, untraceable transactions (as long as you're careful not to make your identity obvious, of course). Right now, Bitcoin is undeniably a mainstream currency, even if it is not necessarily popular in the sense of being used by a significant proportion of society. That is, it is viewed as a legitimate method of payment, and a legitimate asset, by the people who matter in t...

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