What’s a Bitcoin and why would you want one?

Recently, a number of people have been talking about Bitcions. I’d heard a bit about them, but not enough to make total sense. Here’s an article by Woody Leonhard. He says:

You might have heard in recent weeks about Bitcoin millionaires — people who raked in vast sums of real money riding this relatively new form of currency.

Bitcoins offer both a fascinating, new approach to money and many potential pitfalls. Here’s what you should know about this online phenomenon.

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