but I can explain why that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. The volatility of bitcoin makes it unsuitable as a place to keep the money you're going to spend in the short term, unless the idea of a checking account that gambles with your money is appealing.
Plus, in most cases "spending bitcoins" means using (or the retailer using) something like bitpay to convert the bitcoins to FRNs, or gyft to convert the bitcoins to FRN-denominated gift cards, so you're really still spending FRNs. If you want to take some bitcoin winnings off the table that's one way to do it, but if the purchase ends up in FRNs anyway you're not really escaping the tyranny of the US Dollar.
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