Change is coming, and the cosy possition that banks as institutions have enjoyed for so long will not be secure long, finding themselves tomorrows dinosaurs. Huge, powerful, unwieldy, and eventually extinct. Overtaken by hordes of smaller creatures, nimbler and better able to adapt.
Few mom n pop eVendors have the needed software development skills to integrate bitcoin with their store, and even fewer have the knowhow to secure those stores from bitcoin breakins.
Onto the scene steps osCommerce, an online store managment system, is used by well over 14,000 live websites, and the man who's bringing it...
Yesterday, Patrick Stratemen (CTO of Intersango.com) discovered a serious vulnerability in Bitcoinica. The vulnerability has since been fixed.
From a road trip across America surviving on bitcoins alone , starting a stock exchange(GLBSE.com), to a P2P package delivery system (coming soon), hundreds of small projects have gotten started with a call for help to the bitcoin crowd.