Let's mint our way out of recession

The bitcoin, in case you don't know (or care), is the latest fad on the internet, following in the venerable footsteps of dancing kittens, internet porn and Twitter, writes Garvan Grant.

27th April, 2013
Begorrah, if it isn't a pot of netgold.

By now, you have probably heard of 'bitcoins'. In fact, you probably have a stash of them under your mattress and are just biding your time until you can bring them out and buy a packet of fancy chocolate biscuits, a small ghost estate in outer Cavan or the less broke half of Cyprus.

The bitcoin, in case you don't know (or care), is the latest fad on the internet, following in the venerable footsteps...

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