30 Oct '14, 1am

Bill Murray Bitcoin changes face of digital currency - Washington Times

Bill Murray Bitcoin changes face of digital currency - Washington Times

Instead of counting your Benjamins, you might be counting your Murrays, if the new digital currency that borrows the face of comedic legend Bill Murray takes off. Descended form Bitcoin and Litecoin, Murraycoin is a “peer-to-peer currency enabling enabling worldwide instant payments” that uses the likeness of Mr. Murray , according to the website. Like Bitcoin, Murraycoin is “opensource,” meaning the design is public, it is not “owned” or managed by anyone, and all are welcome. Users must download software to use Murraycoin, similar to Bitcoin. Murraycoin was launched in January, and while Mr. Murray has not specifically objected to the use of his name or likeness, he has not endorsed the digital currency either. Brock Holzer , one of the lead programmers behind Murraycoin, said they have spoken with the person who oversees Mr. Murray ’s foundation, Murray Bros. Foundation...

Full article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/29/bill-murr...

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