The Story Behind Bitcoin

Benjamin Wallace offers indepth analysis and insight into the controversial online currency, Bitcoin, for Wired:

And yet, unmistakably, beneath the paranoia and infighting lurked something more vulnerable, an almost theodical disappointment. What bitcoiners really seemed to be asking was, why had Nakamoto created this world only to abandon it?

Although often used with questionable intentions, Bitcoin has been a fascinating experiment. And while this iteration of Bitcoin might fail, will it really be too long before we see another take its place?