Research funding woes
should be over.
Assuming each account will have at least 1 bitcoin, and they would not object to making a contribution because they have a direct and immediate interest in the research, this would mean that £4.5M is available for research, which is much more generous than any other research grant. This would also have the advantage of not having to face a review committee.
BTW - @AC xkcd gets it so wrong, as this piece of work some admirably demonstrates. The other thing that randall gets wrong is that restricting pass phrases to dictionary words reduces the size of the rainbow tables significantly, which makes the cracking so much faster.
AC because dangerous people who have lost bitcoins might want to ask questions in so many uncomfortable ways.