If you've been paying attention to the news recently you've probably seen more than a couple stories about something called Bitcoin. Created in 2009, the decentralized, digital "cryptocurrency" shot to fame in the past few months after its market price soared above $70. Some economists believe the worsening financial situation in Cyprus and other European nations lead to increased interest in the self-regulated currency which is not controlled by any banks or regulated by any governments. But what exactly is Bitcoin and why should you care about it? Read on to find out.