We believe Bitcoin has the potential to be not just a digital currency, but the future of money. While it is still in the early stages, we see Bitcoin as a protocol or platform on which financial and non-financial transactions can be conducted and verified as part of a global public ledger. Bitcoin lies at the intersection of several important academic research areas, including cryptography, distributed computing, graph theory, finance, and economics. AUAOM seeks to provide a blog where Bitcoin-related ideas, projects, programs, events, and businesses can be studied, discussed, and developed. Through AUAOM we seek to increase the awareness and use of Bitcoin on planet earth and beyond.