06 Sep '12, 6pm

@SLeasca What's the deal with Bitcoins and why do they matter to #Romney?

@SLeasca What's the deal with Bitcoins and why do they matter to #Romney?

What is a bitcoin and why does it matter to Mitt Romney? (Adam Berry/AFP/Getty Images) What do you think? Bitcoins are having their economic moment in the sun following an attempted shakedown of Mitt Romney. On Wednesday night, an anonymous group of hackers announced they had obtained Mitt Romney's tax returns from the office of PriceWaterhouseCooper. The group released a statement on the filing sharing website Pastebin.com saying they would return the tax forms if Romney would pay a ransom of $1 million in Bitcoins by September 28. The group added, "The deal is quite simple. Convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoins (Google if if you need a lesson on what Bitcoin is) using the various markets available out in the world for buying. Transfer the Bitcoins gathered to the Bitcoin address listed below. It does not matter if small amounts or one large amount is transferred, as long as...

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