This debacle should only help legitimize bitcoin, as corruption surrounding the currency is now a public matter.
The public has no idea of the constructs built to handle this type of data. Now that we are being told, indirectly, that it's here to stay, where will it "sit" where agencies cannot get to it? On removable flash drives? Please...
You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10^12 to 1. -- Ernest Rutherford