BiTCoin is itself a central point of (I'm gonna say success...
As you might be aware, MI-5 and MI-6 are fictional, which need not necessarily imply that Martial Intelligence is an oxymoron.
The Hacker, Martian, European and United Nations civilisations (among others) are, in mainline Freeciv software, listed as fictional.
Just so you know.
So. In the spirit of, uh, well lets say "hypotheticals"...
Let us imagine someone... we might as well call them Martians for now... had learned of the interesting mathematical cryptological computation network based currency used by an even more advanced civilisation whom we might as well refer to as Hackers.
For a number of reasons, perhaps not least among them some unfortunate effects contact with relatively advanced cultures sometimes has upon cultures, the Martians imagined there might be room in the universe for other currencies using basically the same technology as that used by the Hackers' currency. Accordingly, though by what precise means history might not entirely make clear, the Martians obtained sufficient knowledge of the relevant Hacker technology. Thus were born Martian BotCoins.
You don't have to believe this - not everyone does it seems, but Martian propaganda seems to like to at least pretend that it does - but the Martians are not as brutally aggressive and warlike as various "Mars is the god of war, Martial means relating to war" etc etc etc myths and legends might have led some to suspect or imagine. Thus it is that United Nations Scrip, referred to by some as United Nations Shares came into existence. Yes, the propaganda arm of the Martian Intelligence 5ervices would have you believe the Martians would like lo the many nations of sentient beings to co-exist peacefully.
Of course the very concept of a United Nations might itself be seen as yet another threat of centralisation. If it is true that Hackers and Martians are fictional, even in the eyes of a United Nations itself purported or thought by some to be fictional, might it be that the United Nations invented the myths or legends of the existence of Hackers and Martians in order to appeal to some notion that the United Nations might not itself be the most advanced and powerful civilisation? (What is in a name? Oh wait, are we supposed to consult the NaMeCoin system about such questions?)
General Mining Corp (GMC) conducts mining operations of various kinds and purports thereby to provide some notion of value to its own offering, General Mining Corp scrip (or shares, as some sometimes call them). General Retirement Funds (GRF) uses its own scrip or shares in various joint ventures with GMC and, in general, in pursuit of advancing the cause of excellent retirement plans to fit its customers' various needs and desires.
A prototype Graphical User Interface (GUI) derived from bitcoin-qt and multicoin is is now on github at https://github.com/knotwork/bitcoin-qt
Github has it as a fork of bitcoin-qt but mostly because I did not know how to rename it something more related to GRouPcoin, because it is an initial test of the cloning or forking of variants and this first variant is a variant headed toward use with GRouPcoins.
I would like to fork more variants directly off of bitcoin-qt or possibly off of this fork of bitcoin-qt, however I have not yet learned how to do that. I had in mind bitNicKeLs for my next fork...