I also want to point out, that BitCoin won't be the last of it's kind..... when properly utilized the internet grants complete nobodies incredible power to create things out of thin air. There will be social communities that will create their own currencies and try to live off it with their own online "governments" to look over it. Either way I still wont touch it unless it is "backed by full faith by the American government in service of the American people - in God we trust". I've seen and read about too many of these things falling apart and costing whole families fortunes and reversing the fortunes of many more - rich and poor SMMFH. Remember the tech bubble ? GREAT EXAMPLE and BitCoin in no different.