Bitcoins

Kommentieren May 16 2011

 

Hmm, keine Ahnung was ich davon halten soll. Höhrt sich nach so einer wirren Idee an, die das Potential hat was handfestes zu werden…

Bitcoins are virtual coins in the form of a file that is stored on your device. These coins can be sent to and from users three ways:

  1. Direct with peer-to-peer software downloaded at bitcoin.org
  2. Via an escrow service like ClearCoin
  3. Via a bitcoin currency exchange

Each owner transfers the coin to the next by digitally signing a hash of the previous transaction and the public key of the next owner and adding these to the end of the coin. A payee can verify the signatures to verify the chain of ownership.