One of the things about the financial world is that things are always changing. In the past couple of years Bitcoin and other “alt coins” or “digital money” has gained a foothold in the way people are exchanging goods and services.
In this ever changing world there are scams of course, but the industry is figuring things out.
Alt Coins and Twitter
One of the best places to see all the action is on Twitter. Start by following Cryptolix, and any most any other popular username that starts with “crypto” (do a search on twitter – you’ll find hundreds).
Wikipedia has an excellent article about Bitcoin. That’s a great place to start too.