26 Jan '14, 8pm

New Bitcoin billboards preach to the masses in San Francisco Bay Area

New Bitcoin billboards preach to the masses in San Francisco Bay Area

40 billboards like this have popped up around the San Francisco Bay Area in recent weeks. Cyrus Farivar OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA—For the last month, 40 mysterious billboards have popped up in seemingly random locations around the San Francisco Bay Area. “The revolution has started… Where do you stand?” they read. They’re accompanied by a Bitcoin logo, a QR code, and the URL: arisebitcoin.com . That URL directs to a sparse website that has little information about its creators. It offers more information about Bitcoin and includes links to trybtc.com and other sites. But people who land on the site won't find a clear product being hawked beyond the nebulous cryptocurrency that anyone can mine. So what is the point of these billboards? “What we’re trying to do is help promote Bitcoin,” David Miller told Ars. He’s one of the four co-founders of the project. Professionally, he is a...

Full article: http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/01/new-bitcoin-billb...

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