When I first heard of Bitcoins, they were going for $1. and then they went up to $300. and I think they went back down. I suppose it can be very risky using bitcoins but more and more retailers are accepting bitcoins as currency Newegg.com - BITCOIN ACCEPTED
you can mine for your own bitcoins but it ain't cheap getting set up and paying the electrical costs to mine bitcoins
Simple definition - Bitcoin is a one of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it or handles it. Bitcoins are not physically, like dollars or euros or other â€“ they're produced by human and web economic experts.
"Bitcoin is an electronic store of value and medium for trade, that uses a combination of algorithms and other code to replace the need for a trusted central bank, and allows for quasi-anonymous direct transfers of value between peers, without middlemen."