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.
Blockchain technology stands to radically transform our concept of the corporation where machines, not humans, are both the customers and employees.