Bitcoin isn’t the only digital currency changing the way we pay for things. Two new cryptocurrencies aimed at allowing people to safely buy drugs — legal or illegal — may provide new payment alternatives to the largely cash-only industries.
Their developers promise safety and security — and they just may change the course of the drug war in the process.
PotCoin and DopeCoin won’t be the first digital currencies to follow the headline-grabbing, wildly fluctuating and unregulated Bitcoins that took the digital world by storm last year. But they’ll be the first dedicated solely to the drug marketplace, which has been largely shunned by traditional banks, even in its legal forms in some U.S. states.