By Lee Schafer, Star Tribune
“Everyone who dropped by the Beta.MN 2.5 event earlier this week to meet with 15 promising start-up companies got three small tokens to distribute among jars each firm had on their table.
These were small plastic tokens about the size and weight of a cheap poker chip, gold with a dollar sign on each side. It’s generous to call them worthless. I called mine bitcoins, and I took the task of allocating my worthless bitcoins very seriously.”