Bitcoin has the advantage of bypassing blockades by the mainstream payment methods (credit cards and PayPal). It also avoids the many restrictions the banking system imposes on anything.
I've had my credit card blocked yet again by my bank for trying to but things online IBM places it doesn't expect me to. I'm talking about buying something innocuous like a Target gift card. OK, Target don't take Bitcoin, yet.
I also note the value of Bitcoins has increased by over 50% this year. It's around US$410 / 1 BTC. Five years ago it was $16.