Betting on Bitcoin

The Artist Formerly Known as Scary Spice is on the bleeding edge of technology. You can buy Mel B’s new single with bitcoin.

WHAT: Mel B, who anyone older than 30 probably knows as Scary Spice, will be the first musician to accept bitcoin for her work. You can spend¬†the digital currency¬†on her new single, ‚ÄúFor Once in My Life,‚ÄĚ which drops on Christmas Day.

VERDICT: Bold move. But Snoop Dogg (Snoop Lion? Snoopzilla?) quickly upped the ante by announcing he wants his next album to be delivered by Amazon drone. Your move, Beyoncé.
UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: At midnight Beyoncé did just. While you were sleeping the inimitable Queen B surprised everyone by releasing her fifth solo album without any advance warning. It came with 14 songs, 17 videos, and no promotion. (You can see 30-second previews of all the videos without paying $15.99 for the album.) Just in case you forget how to say her name, the album is titled (what else?) Beyoncé. Game, set, match.