Evaluating the smallest possible block in the block chain, I looked at Block #1, which is 215 bytes, and is 50 BTC.
Using calculations from 2007 Discover Magazine
, we can compute that the weight of the 215 bytes is about 1E-21 ounces.
At current exchange rates, this 50 BTC is worth approximately 1E+3 dollars (a little less than a thousand bucks). This means that Bitcoins are worth roughly 1E+24 dollars per ounce.
Gold is under $2000 per ounce (2E+3), so Bitcoins are 5E+20 times more valuable than gold.
That's 500 * 1E+6 * 1E+12, or
500 million trillion times more valuable than gold.
Meaningless calculations, I know. But kind of funny. Maybe?