Bitcoin, a digital currency, has appealed to high-tech skeptics of government-issued money, as well as global criminals who are eager and able to capitalize on a totally free market. But mainstream investors are taking notice. Paul Solman reports on the potential, advantages and risks of this crypto-currency.

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Key Concepts

Functions of Money, Technological Changes, Definition of Money, Money, Value of Money, Characteristics of Money, Economic Development

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