Re: $300 in Bitcoin is a NOT $300 US$
Sorry, but 300 dollars is 300 dollars. Australian, Canadian or USA.
I have currently half a bitcoin. I think it's now worth about $400. I haven't checked lately
You probably mean 300 BITCOINS, = Ƀ300, not $300. There is no ASCII character for the bitcoin symbol yet. Nor likely will be!
Ƀ is a proposed symbol (see http://www.bitcoinsymbol.org/ )
But that's OK.. you're an amateur, right?