Originally Posted by W*GS
It can just be hacked.
So can any internet bank. The bitcoin itself is untouchable and recorded on thousands of servers around the world in blockchains as it's mined. This part of it can't be hacked. The value is even more secure than USD. It can't be manipulated by non-market forces. Bitcoin can be lost or stolen like cash, but it can also be kept just as safe, from cold storage to paper records of the Bitcoin addresses locked up in a safe box.