My local rag covers “bitcoin believers” in my local area.
I find that phrase telling. Like any fiat currency, bitcoins work only if you believe in them. But it’s only ones and zeroes, guaranteed by no one and founded in nothing. (“Bitcoin believers” will tell you that they are guaranteed by math. Ask the folks who believed in Mt. Gox. Interpol is not on the case.)
Bitcoins are electronic Libertarianism–a masturbatory fantasy for the privileged.