As part of MintChip's PR campaign, they're asking people what uses they might have for a digital currency like MintChip (it's actually not a digital currency, just a digital method for transferring state fiat currency).
Right now, "Buying Bitcoins" is the leading suggestion. I encourage everyone to vote! And actually, if MintChip is truly irreversable, then it will be an excellent way to buy Bitcoin (maybe the best?).http://ideas.mintchipchallenge.com/submissions/6739-a-digital-currency-can-be-used-for-purchasing-bitcoinUPDATE Sept 24:
Today the winners were announce. The site now shows any suggestions in the "Top 10" with a little crown, and these are the winners.
However, the Bitcoin option, which BY FAR won the votes, is not included in this Top 10.
In other words, they blatantly lied about the results, and Bitcoin is nowhere to be seen, despite having more than 3x as many votes as the second place option.
Pretty amazed!UPDATE: We just had to blog about this!!