Trying to provide you with option currencies is not a new concept at all. Numerous other nations and other people have tried but none of them have gained the popularity that Bitcoin has.
The Bitcoin genesis started back in 2009 and by the middle of 2013 it was estimated that the value of bitcoins in existence was 400 Million USD. The exchange rate of the Bitcoin fluctuates and has seen huge extremes. This makes it a good or bad investment for some people. If you purchased Bitcoin early you'll have likely seen an enormous return on your initial investment.