Issue #501: A tremor in Hong Kong
If this situation continues to escalate, it will be interesting to see how the price of Bitcoin reacts as it only feels natural that this move would incite a flight to safety into assets that cannot be sanctioned or subjected to the geopolitical dick flexes on display during trade wars.
Issue #480: Bitcoin creates efficiencies everywhere
Until the emergence of Bitcoin, we humans were forced to choose goods that exist in meat space to store our wealth over time. Over thousands of years, a few hard commodities and assets have attained dominance in our minds as quality stores of value.
Issue #362: Privacy and anonymity, pretty important
This is why we Bitcoin, freaks. For people in semi-despotic countries like Iran, the ability to store and exchange wealth in a non-physical asset like bitcoin is imperative as the physical nature of gold makes it easier to confiscate gold and target physical gold dealers.