Bitcoin: What Is It and What's In It For Me?

Like gold, the value of an individual bitcoin on any given day varies, so buyers should beware the hype.

Published On 02/24/2014
6:00 AM EST
Researchers in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine want to develop a secure physical coins and bills based on bitcoins that have NFC tags embedded in them to verify validity. | Katie Dees/ZUMA Press/Corbis