Designed to fit all the fundamental properties of money better than gold or fiat.
1. Limited Supply: there will only ever be 21,000,000 Bitcoins in existence.
2. Decentralized: Bitcoin is globally distributed across thousands of nodes and as such can't be shut down, similar to how Bittorrent works and the Bitcoin source code is open source.
3. Permissionless: No one can prevent you from interacting with the Bitcoin network of your own free will, even in areas currently unserved by traditional banking. This makes it a truly global payment platform.
4. Censorship resistant: No one can censor or block transactions that they disagree with.
5. Push system: there are no chargebacks in Bitcoin because only the person who owns the address containing the Bitcoin, has the authority to move them.