Is the Bitcoin internet currency halal, considering the fact that it has no intrinsic value and is almost randomly mined? There is chance (?) and hence could be interpreted as gambling. Excessive computational power is required to increase the chances of mining a coin.
Bitcoin is a new kind of money. It's the first decentralized electronic currency not controlled by a single organization or government. It's an open source project, and it is used by more than 100,000 people. All over the world people are trading hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin every day with no middle man and no credit card companies. It's a startup currency which has never happened before. -- osmosis, bitcoin.SE