The Ups, Downs and God-Only-Knows of Bitcoin

In the words of Amir Blumenfeld from CollegeHumor: “Holy guac! These bitcoin things are a dinky-donkey. I gotta have one… b-b-b-b-b-b-baaaad!”

Even if you live in a cave, you must surely have heard of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system that’s been around since 2009. For a while it just quietly did its thing, …