http://www.moneynews.com/Personal-F..._mail_job=1548852_12052013&promo_code=15D54-1 http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...=9Ru5kzdDbTQcs8w56swPeg&bvm=bv.57752919,d.cWc Congressman Ron Paul, the hero of many libertarians and conservatives, thinks that Bitcoin could pose a serious threat to an already weak dollar and that other governments will follow China in acting against it. I think he might have jumped the rails on this call. I don't know much about it, but as digitized as society has become I don't think we are even close to being ready to accept something like Bitcoin for everyday use. I agree with those who say that Bitcoin and anything like it will remain relegated to the esoteric niche it currently occupies. It has specialized uses among the technologically sophisticated so it will be tolerated, but it's an upstart and not a threat to anything. The fact that there are actually Bitcoin speculators amazes me. Still, things could change quickly and we could be near a tipping point. When people are more universally familiar with it there could be a digital revolution in financial matters as profound as the industrial revolution or the digital revolution itself. Although I wouldn't feel secure with Bitcoin speculating it or even using it, I'm watching it as a bellwether.