I just learned of these things and it is interesting to me. Is a form of currency, but not issued by any government. Makes governments a little crazy in fact and saw thing on TV where such as Charles Schumer (D-NY) looking for ways to regulate it. The deal appears to be are just so many"bit coins" out...they have value becuse all who use them agree they have value. So, A can exchange 5 bitcoins to B for an item, and B can then use his bitcoins with C and so on. There is no bank, no loan company, no paper, no taxation, and apparently the sites where this is done are set up so users remain basically annonymous. HMM...I can't help but be fascinated with the idea of it...I can see how it might be a playground for a crook, but on other hand it does have a kind of truly "free" market aspect to it I find appealing. Of course, if probably a matter of time until governments learn how to A) regulate it; B) outlaw it or C) spy on it or all of the above. But, for now, anybody tried this and explain how it works in practice??