02/28/2014

Making Sense Out of Bitcoin

16:45 minutes

With Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, you can directly make payments without connecting to a bank or another third party. Will Bitcoin become the digital dollar of the future, or is it a technology fad? Journalist Morgen Peck breaks down how Bitcoin works and how it could change the financial industry.

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Morgen Peck

Morgen Peck is a science writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Slate, IEEE Spectrum, and Scientific American, among other publications.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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