So many more reasons Bitcoins will fail

Most of the comments on this Slashdot article about fraud and crashes with Bitcoin are insightful. Some are funny too. Most telling for me is that one of the primary Bitcoin exchanges Mt Gox started life as “Magic The Gathering Online Exchange” – an exchange to trade collectable cards for a fantasy game. Should I leave Bitcoins alone for a bit?

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