I know it’s a tempting purchase, but remember that actually trying to dive into a giant pile of gold coins will cause all kinds of massive bodily trauma, possibly death. So don’t do that.
In the US, there’s been talk for decades to get rid of the penny because it costs more to make than it’s actually worth. But Canada said “Fuck it” and went ahead and killed the penny. Good night, penny.
There are thousands and thousands of companies making a showing at this year’s CES, but one surprise appearance is by Bitcoin. The digital currency, once a thing of only hackers and underground internet drug dealers has been trying to go legit lately, and their booth at CES highlights this emergence from the dark web.
Right now, your credit or debit card is just a dumb piece of plastic that only serves the purpose of keeping that magnetic strip on the back in a straight line so readers can read it. But in the near future, your credit card will have buttons and a screen so you can check your balance as well as adding a second layer of security for transactions.
Even though Wordpress now takes Bitcoins as payment, the rest of the world hasn’t taken Bitcoin seriously as real money. That may begin to change, now that Bitcoin Central, the hub from which all Bitcoin exchanges are transacted, has been approved in France to operate as a real bank.