From boobs to Bill Murray: 9 digital currencies you should know about

Bitcoin is just the beginning

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Bitcoin, the digital currency that has exploded in popularity over the last few years, is going through a tough time. China is cracking down on the currency, forcing one of the country's biggest exchanges to stop accepting new deposits this month. Bitcoin's defenders are being hounded by U.S. feds. And the volatile currency has plummeted to less than half the value it had a few months ago.

But just because Bitcoin is under attack doesn't mean that digital money is dead. In fact, new currencies are popping up like daisies. There are about 290 currently in existence, and the very first CryptoCurrency Convention is taking place on April 9. If Bitcoin stumbles, this could be their big opportunity to shoulder into the global market... or at least annoy Kanye West.

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