If you realize that the Fed has to continue to debase the USD to keep the world afloat then you realize the value of Bitcoin. They cannot afford to let countries default in a domino effect like we had companies do in the 2008 crash. The stock market is sensing this as are commodities like oil. Unfortunately gold is not doing as well:
That just means we can still get it at a relatively reasonable price. Seems clear we're doomed to see USD (and likely Euro) hyperinflation, at which point precious metals will become extremely valuable.
And I agree, one could also anticipate a sharp rise in demand for bitcoins as the global fiat monetary system finally implodes (Ann Barnhardt's recent interview
points out the increasing likelihood of this)... people will still want to transact electronically, but the infrastructure for things like egold keeps getting attacked by the feds, leaving bitcoin as the most robust alternative.