Wolverton column: So-called bitcoin revolution no mall feat

SAN JOSE, Calif. — This holiday shopping season, I found myself in a peculiar situation.

I was at the mall. I was ready to shop for presents. But I couldn’t find anyone who would take my money. Heck, when I asked if I could pay with it, many looked at me as if I was from Mars!

To be fair, I wasn’t offering to pay in dollars. I wasn’t trying to use my credit card or even Apple Pay. Instead, I was trying to spend some bitcoin.

Now, I know. The computer-based currency still seems a

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