Anyone gambling? These alternative currencies are gaining serious traction, and have made their investors very rich. Swiss Bank and a growing number of international corporations are accepting the new currencies (now over 260,000 merchants accepting Bitcoin in Japan alone). Microsoft, Dell, Subway etc etc Litecoin, for example, has gone up 10 fold in 5 months. Ripple soared 50 fold in 3 months before settling down to a 25 fold increase. Litecoin (LTC) price, charts, market cap, and other metrics | CoinMarketCap There is now serious discussion about the possibility of cryptos completely replacing cash. The dollar, and gold may soon be replaced. A wise investor should have at least a little exposure in their portfolio, or they may miss the investment opportunity of a lifetime.