This is kind of new to me. How would I go about accessing this currency? I have a few ideas but don't want to get ripped off or bamboozled. What are the fees? How easy and quick can it be exchanged? If I buy say $2,000 or 3k worth of bitcoin in the next year, then that amount say quadruples a few years later and I have $8,000 to 12k would would be the obstacles to cashing out? I could just blow it all on merchandise, like gold or silver if prices were good. Assuming coin and bullion dealers out there accept it. But when bitcoin is high gold and silver may also be high. So may just have to take the cash and run. I figure I better get stared now, create the login and accounts now and fund them later or buy the bare minimum if required, instead of trying to scramble and get it together after the price has bottomed out and already starting to go back up. Make sure I have exit strategies already in place before I even buy. As I did with PM and 401k.