Cash for the New Century

If you watch Mike Judge’s brilliant HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley” (and why wouldn’t you?), then you’ll snicker at the number of times bitcoin evangelists say that they’re changing the world. In 2015 technological innovations can’t just be cool or practical; they must promise to Make the World a Better Place.

What sets the digital currency bitcoin apart is that it is actually poised to transform our lives (or at least our money), as Nathaniel Popper, a New York Times reporter, chronicles in his breezy and informative…

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