Say it with blockchains

Are Bitcoin engagement rings the diamonds of the future?

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It’s no secret that diamonds cost far more than they actually should. Fortunately for any disgruntled romantics, a new venture is hoping to provide a more sensible—if less tangible—alternative to the standard way of declaring your love. The Bitcoin engagement ring, or BTC Ring, is printed with a QR code that can be scanned with a smartphone to determine how much digital currency the ring represents. The ring has no value in the traditional sense, but its digital worth can be adjusted as time goes on. While it’s probably true that most women wouldn’t be thrilled to see their man get down on one knee and pop out a QR code, the BTC ring might be perfect for more … complicated relationships. Nothing says, “I don’t totally get you, but you seem pretty cool anyways” like Bitcoin.

Read the full story at Mashable.

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