BTC has had a CRAZY run over the past six months. I'm interested to see if any other members of this forum have invested in or otherwise been involved with the original cryptocurrency.
With the value currently at $120, and the insane influx of ASIC hashing power entering the network, the (immediate, at least) future of BTC doesn't look too bad.
And Germany making that official announcement the other day only strengthened public perception.
This market dashboard shows that despite the volatility the value has steadily risen:
Bitcoin Markets - The Genesis Block
But, like any other investment, only put in what you ARE PREPARED TO LOSE. With that said, I look at BTC the way one might have looked at Apple or Microsoft circa the early '80s - I'd rather lose a little now than kick myself 10 or 20 years down the line. :computern