Have you heard of Bitcoin? To put it another way, do you follow any tech or business journalists on Twitter? Thought so.
We admit to our own general ignorance of the trend because we’re not sure what to make of “virtual currency”, especially when it involves one or more Winklevosses. At first we assumed it was just a new way for our Libertarian friends to keep the government’s grubby hands off their money, but Mediabistro‘s Vegas Bitcoin conference is going on right now, so we’re game.
The rest of the mainstream media has apparently decided that the trend must now be taken quite seriously as well, which leaves room for UK firm Pressat to announce its status at the first PR group to accept Bitcoin as payment.
Why is this a story?