Apr 5, 2013 · 0 minutes

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This week Bitcoin went mainstream, thanks in part to a fantastic article by Maria Bustillos on the New Yorker's new "Elements" vertical.

PandoDaily has been reporting on the phenomenon for a while now, but for those just tuning it, we made a video explaining how Bitcoin works through classic Super Mario Bros clips.

[By Explainer Music. Music by Andrew Bean, Video by David Holmes]