Peppercoin is "an amazing new,

Peppercoin is "an amazing new, low-cost electronic payment system for processing micropayments. Peppercoin enables digital merchants to sell content profitably at very low prices and allows consumers to purchase small-value items easily." I’m skeptical micropayments will work, more for social than technical reasons. But this comapny was started by noted cryptographer Ron Rivest (the "R" in the ubiquitous RSA public key algorithm), so it’s worth a look. (via Om Malik)