30 Sep '14, 5am

What’s a Bitcoin Look Like? The Story Behind This Popular Photograph

What’s a Bitcoin Look Like? The Story Behind This Popular Photograph

Dollars, euros and pounds are easy to visualize: They’re physical objects. Being digital, bitcoins aren’t tangible -- which has become a boon for George Frey. “I’ve sort of cornered the market on bitcoin photos,” the Provo, Utah –based photographer says in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine. More from the November issue of Bloomberg Markets : Coinbase Leads Move to Bring Bitcoin to Masses Bitcoin Is Growing Up: Now You Can Hedge Indeed, dozens of media outlets, including Bloomberg News , have published Frey’s pictures. The image used here -- dated April 26, 2013 -- happens to rank as the most popular bitcoin photograph on Gettyimages.com . But if a bitcoin isn’t a physical object, what exactly are we looking at in Frey’s photographs? They’re called Casascius bitcoins, and they were minted, in a variety of metals, by software engineer Mike Caldwell at his home...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-30/what-s-a-bitcoin...

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