Virtual currency Bitcoins are a source of confusion for mere mortals like us, suffice it to say that Bitcoins can be traded with other Bitcoin users and there are a finite number of them in existence. Those in the know have been known to play poker with them and they’ve even been used in the Silk Road market place, otherwise know as the “Amazon.com of illegal drugs.”
So, with such a patchy history, you may or may not be interested to learn that there’s now a Bitcoin app on Android Market. The maker is swift to serve notice that “this app is still under development and may lose your coins! Test it with small amounts.” So that should fill you all with confidence.