For this week's Chart of the Week, we swing our attention back to what's happening in the world of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin has been a media star over the last few months - with lots of writers and editors focusing on this unusual - and potentially disruptive - digital currency. This chart (from blockchain.info) shows the total market capitalization in the Bitcoin world - the product of the number of Bitcoins that have been minted times their value. This value fluctuates daily as it would for any other commodity or currency. It appears to have settled in - for the moment - at $1.5 billion in value being represented by these bits stored in the Bitcoin block chain.
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