In case you missed this little tidbit in the interview with Charlie Shrem of BitInstant, they just signed a contract with a major company to have Bitcoins sold in over 700,000 locations nationwide(walmarts, 7-11s).
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Some places will set up your website free of change to accept bitcoins? What! Where? Who?
Interesting... Would not big banks stand to lose if bitcoin is successful?
Just like any other disruptive technology, adapt or get run over. Also, bitcoin is not a replacement, and will coexist with all currency options.
It's almost as if they are willingly encouraging people to be responsible for their own money, since that is what bitcoin is about. Typically banks only make money when they are responsible for your money?