When we look back on 1975, we think of bell-bottoms, Pet Rocks, and the Bee Gees on 8-track. What will spring to mind when, 40 years from now, we reflect nostalgically on the year 2014? It's hard to say for sure, but "self-styled cryptocurrency traders demonstrating outside of Mt. Gox headquarters with Google Glass, a MacBook, and a messenger bag because they lost their virtual money" is not a terrible guess.
The man on the left told the AP he had some $320,000 tied up in the exchange. "It hasn't shaken my trust in Bitcoin," he clarified, "but it has shaken my trust in bitcoin exchanges."
An even better version of this photo—one for the ages, really—is here.
Hat tip: Tom Gara
Previously in Slate:
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
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Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.