You are showing your age. No one under thirty even knows who DEC is. These are all interesting quotes and definitely document some big misses, but none deal with the underlying financial structure. It seems that there is more consensus that block chain has a life as a platform, and I think most major banks are actually looking at that piece of the puzzle. But Bitcoin seems to be somewhat flawed and I think it is likely the regulators have it in their sights. There is too much opportunity for fraud and abuse not to look in more detail. For sure the guy on TV plugging it as a sure fire $150,000 price point has a vested interest in seeing it go that high.