Im sure there will be people who make a killing suckering libertarians out of their gold allowances. Bit-coin fails as a currency because its yield-less, credit-less, there are no debt instruments, the exchanges aren't actually exchanges but dealing desks, while it might be anti-inflationary by design, its also incredibly anti-growth. It offers nothing that a precious metals denominated savings/debit account can't aside from anonymity, and for me, small bills work just fine.
During the dot-com era, there were two or three competing digital currencies, none of them survived.
In the long run, bitcoin will always fall victim to true exchange markets with yields, and will ALWAYS be the other side to a carry trade, if futures and credit ever become available in bit-coin.
Additionally, there are Commitment of Trader reports for all major markets. This open information is critical to positioning. Bitcoin, by design, can't tell you who is cornering the market, what sort of price depth there is or available liquidity. by design.