Hi. Let's assume someone has a sum of BTC which he keeps for emergency cases, as an alternative to USD being kept under the mattress
How can one use these funds, quick, painless and w/o worries?
Can one rely on BTC? The only options is see are:
1. Selling bitcoins on the market. The cons here are that it takes time, and you have to also convert from PayPal USD to real USD ( i don't know if you can use PP to pay for things outside the internet, like groceries or so)
2. The over-counter alternatives, like forum, bitcoin 2 mail etc. Takes a lot of time and may be unreliable.
3. The virtual VISA cards. Nice, but only for online use. If these cards could be converted somehow to real VISA cards it would be amazing!