The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies



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The Truth about Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies

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Bitcoin has been making headlines for months. With the price fluctuating wildly, is it really a currency, or just a scam? To find out, we have to analyze its properties.

Gold and silver give us good examples of which properties make a sound currency, and bitcoins seem to measure up well. Will they ultimately outcompete the US dollar, gold, or silver? We can't know, but with the Federal Reserve devaluing the dollar every day, it is only a matter of time before people start looking for an alternative currency.

To learn more, visit: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/is-bitcoin-a-viable-currency, and to learn the basics of Bitcoin, visit: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/bitcoin-for-beginners

Bitcoin address: 15wDJRfsyomAgvX2TdW32gdYtAWZtAd1ps

Scripted, animated, and produced by Steve Patterson. Special thanks to Julia Patterson.