But some experts say it's all too good to be true.
From porn to tacos, there's an altcoin for everything. But for how long?
The ultimate philanthropic potential of digital currency may lie in the developing world, where high exchange rates, bank fees and inflation can dilute the buying power of international donors.
So far, one percent of the digital coins have been claimed, and counting.
Auroracoin was designed specifically for Iceland, and every citizen of the Nordic country will be given a digital handful of the altcoin in March.
"The price doesn’t even matter," they say about their pet project. But behind the bark, there's byte.
Very currency. Such crypto. Wow.