I am a naturally trusting person, and I suppose looking at this bitcoin thing, I set up some pc's, they make me money, WTF?
Where I live money is fairly easy to come by, just takes a bit of work.
This doesn't even require work
At the end of the day, any system, anyone, anywhere can get ripped off.
I think people invest too heavily in "securing wealth" instead of, I dunno, spreading it so other people don't need to steal it =/
I'm no expert, but I'd say that this entire economy might be somewhat influenced by politics. i.e. if America, the EU, or any other county has a problem with the BTC economy, and decide to make it illegal, price drops.
If too many countries crack down, I can't see BTC being the best investment =(
Hope I'm wrong, 'cos I wanna stack the skrilla with you boys yo', but, like with any currency I guess, there is always the presence of imminent failure.
Having said that, I would like to thank dacoinminster for his excellent thread and information, which is very informative, and I have taken much of it on board.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, at the end of the day, it's just money =/
On a side note, just had an idea, dunno if someone cleverer than me already came up with it, or if it's possible (can't think of why it shouldn't be), but, would it be possible to attach two, or even more passwords to a bitcoin wallet, so for joint accounts all parties must enter their own passwords?