This is more a measure of just how big this has all gotten and it is certainly not over. My own back of the envelope calculation tells be that the actual potential market size and we are certainly working at getting there is around a price point of $1,000,000 per coin.
At that point it matches gold and to meet real human needs it will still go much higher than this.So this story is not over. Energy consumption can actually become a major force but rising efficiency will also counter that. Bitcoin is quite capable of simply replacing the US dollar as a global reserve currency.
What it certainly does is put all national currencies on notice that they are immanently replaceable. That is really a good thing because it finally strips the King of his power of the purse and credit.Add in the need to apply fractional baking to hte natural community and we have a completely fresh economic dispensation.