A payment conducted with bitcoin represents a paradigm shift in our concept of money - one where there is no division between currency and the system through which it flows.
Bitcoin may become a global reserve instrument as individuals use it both as a ledger for financial and informational assets.
Bitcoin represents a form of 'digital gold'.
How can the state levy taxation on that which they do not issue and cannot control?
Ethereum is a world computer you can't shut down and you can't turn off.
The financial landscape in developing economies such as Africa is well positioned to leapfrog traditional banking and move directly to a bitcoin-enabled financial paradigm.
The ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.