from the for-large-values-of-maybe dept.
Karl J. Smith writes "Rivest has solved the micropayments problem with encryption and statistics. You throw away some transactions so that you don't have to pay bank fees, and process the rest. Hiawatha Bray has written an article and Rivest's new company is PepperCoin."
In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.