Forbes: The Story Behind 'Milk Road,' The Bitcoin Cookie StandSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 09:40
Last month, a Bitcoin-loving Redditor spotted a cookie and lemonade stand in San Francisco’s Noe Valley that accepted the virtual currency. After buying a Snickerdoodle for a fraction of a Bitcoin, he snapped a photo asking the girls to say “cheese for the Internet.” That they did. Soon, the girls identified as Mia and Taylor in the photo, were featured in online articles around the world, including at least one erroneous one that claimed that the Girl Scouts were now accepting Bitcoin, because apparently some people think that ‘girls selling cookies’ always equates to ‘girl scouts.’
“My kids will never know the experience of waiting by a phone for someone to call them. They’ll never do that. They could not even conceive of a world without an iPhone or iPad,” Holly says. She speculates that the credit card and money system could be similarly transformed by new technologies like Bitcoin.
Holly says her 8-year-old and 5-year-old don’t fully grasp Bitcoin, and they certainly are not in on the “Silk Road/Milk Road” joke.