Technological progress advances with very few hindrances to block its destiny, whether it be for good or for evil. In this particular instance involving the end of tangible currency in exchange for its intangible counterpart, the die is cast and the ultimate future is now at-hand.

Only those institutions and services that "awake" to the new era of diginomics will survive.

Even if bitcoin were to fizzle out spectacularly, the idea that it encompasses a radically new form of law which governs its use, is enough to consider a stake in it.

As a universal law, until our worldly physical resources are not in fixed supply, money must also be in fixed supply.

There are as many different private key combinations as there are physical atoms in the known universe.