But if the primary drive of Bitcoin is to get money to business that paypal, mastercard, or banks won't touch because of legal concerns, the future of Bitcoin is not so bright.
Since I'm curious, are you by any chance american?
Wikileaks have done nothing illegal and are not convicted of any crime, yet VISA, Mastercard and Paypal refuse me if I want to support them. (They have no issues aiding me if I would ever want to support the Ku Klux Klan though). Not only refuse, they froze existing assets as well, seriously disrupting WL business.
It's actually a really good argument for why we need something like Bitcoin.
I am an american.
This is the one and only comment I will make on Wikileaks. I like the idea. I believe that governments should be transparent.
This does not change the fact that Wikileaks is legally questionable at best. To my understanding, if you provide a document that is labeled 'classified' by the department of defense to the public, it is a crime. You could argue the criminal was the person who orginally uploaded the document, but I believe the wording of the law is vague enough to cause doubt as to how Wikileaks is.
I see it the way I would see prohibition- I do not support the law. I think the law could/should change. But that does not change the fact that it's currently Illegal, or helping others commit crimes.
The Klu Klux Klan is despicable, but they are not to my knowledge you could not accuse them of a crimes as an organization.
I support Wikileaks.
I also wholeheartedly understand why Mastercard, Visa, and Paypal won't do business with them. If my business/job was on the line as theirs is, I would not risk it either.
Call me a coward if you want, but I call it pragmatism. Ideals are great things, but I've never bought food with them.
I will not continue this discussion on this thread, which is for asking why the average consumer would benefit from Bitcoins.