Bitcoin Suitcase Converts Spare Change Into Digital Currency
Hackers make it easier for people to get started using the virtual money.
Even though Bitcoin continues to gain popularity amongst hackers and other tech-enthusiasts, it's can be difficult for everyone else to wrap their head around the concept, or at least how to get involved. A group at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas has tried to bridge that gap with a physical briefcase that converts loose change into Bitcoins.
Built by a hacker named Garbage and his group, TwoSixNine, they put together the device at a cost of $250 using a Raspberry Pi microcomputer and a portable 4G modem.