DefinitionA bit (noun): a small amount
Also: a binary digit (0 or 1)
Don’t confuse with:
- A computer byte (1 byte = 8 bits)
- Past tense of ‘to bite’. Ex: I bit my dog to show dominance.
Bits in the NewsIn May, a massive cyberattack hit computers, encrypting data unless a ransom was paid, in bitcoins.
Though the hack affected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, only 28.29 bitcoins were reportedly paid ($70k). A bit disappointing.
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Pros and co(i)nsCoins
Pros: Don’t get lost in couch
Cons: They’re a bit too complicated