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Virtual currency Bitcoin gains popularity

Virtual currency Bitcoin gains popularity

By Mustafa Bal, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

December 16, 2013

A new type of online virtual currency, Bitcoins, is becoming more and more popular in the public eye. Bitcoins work like any other type of currency, but contain many remarkable differences from the cash we’re used to. “I learned about bitcoins last year when they were worth $14 each,” sophomore...