Coincidentally, about 12 hours ago, a Greek national announced the opening of a "Bean BitMarket." The commentary in his blog is eye-opening, and probably typical of the feelings being felt throughout Greece at the moment:
"My friends, the economy of Greece is failling. The market are crushing. And is not just Greece, is the whole western world that has serius problem. A billionere said that this capitalist crisies and the countries that fail one after the other like domino (greece, portugal, irland, italy .......) resembles to him like the distruction of the communism an soviet union. And i am just a guy looking the armagedon coming..
However i have thought it a lot and i still like the free markets, i still like capitalism. But is this system the cause i have an enginnering digree and no job.. or is it? i am not sure. My value are in crysies also.
And then i discover bitcoin. Very very indresting! I suppose you know why too. I decided that if distruction of this system comes then bitcoin could be the first page of the new chapter.
So i will be a worker for this new revolution, like the communist or the capitalist the 1930 and 1920.. i may fail but at least i will try.
I think what is the problem of bitcoin and i believe is that real enought. Maybe you can buy some tecnology staff or service, but this is not enought. If we want this to be real we have to sell simple staff like food. Not fast food, this is still tertiary sector. Food from the source, primary sector.. we have the anker at the bottom of the market.
With this i mind i decided to start my own tiny bussiness (i am jobless any way). I will sell beans. Just bean. Greek bean at the pack of one kilo and delivery them via post. This is my plan, and i am prety excited right now."
Bitcoin is not just a hairbrained get-rich-quick scheme for geeks; it has actual real-world value and promise. For a forward-thinking person living through dire economic times, it might just be a way out.