Bitcoin Quotes

“When Bitcoin currency is converted from currency into cash, that interface has to remain under some regulatory safeguards. I think the fact that within the Bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] … is actually pretty cool.”
- Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States

"The relative success of the Bitcoin proves that money first and foremost depends on trust. Neither gold nor bonds are needed to back up a currency."
- Arnon Grunberg

"Bitcoin will do to the Central Bankers what Copernicus did to the Cardinals"
– Author Unknown

"I think Bitcoins are obviously becoming more and more relevant."
- Ashton Kutcher

"[Virtual Currencies] may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.” "
- Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve

"We're bullish on Bitcoin [and] cyrpto-currencies in general, but Bitcoin specifically."
- Ben Horowitz

"Bitcoin is a technological tour de force."
- Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

“It's money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal.”
- Chamath Palihapitiya, fomer head of AOL instant messenger

"There is a famous scene in the Matrix where Morpheus asks Neo if he wants to take the blue pill and go back to life as he knows it or take the red pill and see life as it is. Neo takes the red pill and begins a period of exploration about humanity, hierarchy, rules, etc. Bitcoin is a red pill. There will be some bad and awkward moments, but lots of good, useful and powerful things will also ensue. It will reallocate financial strength and power to the people versus keeping it within a few centralized authorities. I am hopeful that Bitcoin prevails. The world needs more red pills." - Chamath Palihapitiya

“There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.”
- Chris Dixon, Co-founder of Hunch now owned by Ebay, Co-founder of SiteAdvisor now owned by McAfee

“Entire classes of bugs are missing.”
- Dan Kaminsky, Security Penetration Expert for Cisco and Avaya

"I really like Bitcoin. I own Bitcoins. It's a store of value, a distributed ledger. It's a great place to put assets, especially in places like Argentina with 40 percent inflation, where $1 today is worth 60 cents in a year, and a government's currency does not hold value. It's also a good investment vehicle if you have an appetite for risk. But it won't be a currency until volatility slows down."
- David Marcus, CEO of Paypal

"Bitcoin is a technological tour de force."
- Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

"Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value"
- Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google

"Economists and journalists often get caught up in this question: Why does Bitcoin have value? And the answer is very easy. Because it is useful and scarce. I think these people should be asking the more important question: Why do THEY have value?"
- Eric Voorhees

"Swift could someday send transactions in Bitcoin as a currency if banks offer accounts in Bitcoin"
- Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of SWIFT

"I am generally in favor of bitcoins."
- Howard Dean

“Cryptology represents the future of privacy [and] by implication [it] also represents the future of money, and the future of banking and finance.” (1995) - James Orlin Grabbe (JOG), American Economist

"I endorsed Bitcoin in The Good Wife, what more can you ask!?” - Jim Cramer

“Gold is a great way to preserve wealth, but it is hard to move around. You do need some kind of alternative and Bitcoin fits the bill. I’m not surprised to see that happening." - Jim Rickards

“While the freedom Bitcoin promises is an illusion, it's one that will always have a grip on the human mind - the dream of finding some kind of talisman, a benevolent tyrant or a magical new technology, that can shelter us from power and crime and protect us from each other.” - John Gray, respected political philosopher and author of "False Dawn: the delusions of global capitalism"

"You can't stop things like Bitcoin. It will be everywhere and the world will have to readjust. World governments will have to readjust" - John McAfee, Founder of McAfee

"You can't stop things like Bitcoin. [...]. It's like trying to stop gunpowder." - John McAfee

"Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off" - Julian Assange, Founder of Wikileaks

"[Bitcoin] is a very exciting development; it might lead to a world currency. I think over the next decade it will grow to become one of the most important ways to pay for things and transfer assets." - Kim Dotcom, CEO of MegaUpload

"Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments." - Leon Louw

"The clouds are opening up to herald the arrival of Satoshi Cyberchrist! Christ is back! And he's got bitcoin!" - Max Keiser

“This is what we've been waiting for, this is the cyberchryst moment. This is when the activists that have been pushing against the FED are going to win...” - Max Keiser

“Satoshi Nakamoto is the name of the developer who created Bitcoin in 2009. I call him the CyberChrist because he potentially is so much of a game-changer; it’s such a quantum leap away from the Federal Reserve System that is killing economies around the world. We are going to have a massive global coming to, a understanding, a revelation that finally we are going to escape the nightmare that is the central bank system."
- Max Keiser

"Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative. But I am not familiar with the specific product to assert whether it is the best potential setup. And we need a long time to establish confidence."
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"For Bitcoin to make it, it needs to be banned by a few governments and critiqued by policy makers. Otherwise it will fade."
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Nothing volatile DOWN can be Antifragile. Needs to be at least robust. In other words needs to have upside, little downside. Not the case now [with bitcoin]."
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“The governments of the world have spent hundreds and hundreds of trillions of dollars bailing out a decaying, Dickensian, outmoded system called banking, when the solution to the future of finance is peer-to-peer, it's going to be alternative currencies like Bitcoin, and it's not actually going to be a banking system as we had before 2008.”
- Patrick Young

"Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money."
— Paul Buchheit, Lead developer of Gmail.

"I am very intrigued by Bitcoin. It has all the signs. Paradigm shift, hackers love it, yet it's derided as a toy. Just like microcomputers."
— Paul Graham

"I am very intrigued by Bitcoin. It has all the signs. Paradigm shift, hackers love it, yet it's derided as a toy. Just like microcomputers." - Paul Graham, Creator of Yahoo Store

“I do think Bitcoin is the first [encrypted money] that has the potential to do something like change the world."
- Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Paypal

"Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry"
- Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish pirate party

"Bitcoin is getting there. But it’s not there yet. When it gets there, expect governments to panic and society to be reshaped into something where governments cannot rely on taxing neither income nor wealth for running their operations."
- Rick Falkvinge

“Bitcoin is a fixed supply, a first-of-its-kind, global-in-scale, voluntary, decentralized open-source digital currency and payment network that enables direct, peer-to-peer, borderless, pseudo-anonymous, nearly-instantaneous, nearly-free and irreversible cash-like transfers of value. The first currency and money system in the world which has no counter-party risk to hold and to transfer.”
- Roger Murdock

"I understand the political ramifications of [Bitcoin] and I think that government should stay out of them and they should be perfectly legal."
- Ron Paul

"In a nutshell, the network works like a distributed timestamp server, stamping the first transaction to spend a coin. It takes advantage of the nature of information being easy to spread but hard to stifle."
- Satoshi Nakamoto

"Virgin Galactic is a bold entrepreneurial technology. It's driving a revolution and Bitcoin is doing just the same when it comes to inventing a new currency."
- Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Galactic, and 400+ other businesses

"Its gold for nerds." - Stephen Colbert

“ Back in 1994 when Amazon was just getting started the bricks-and -mortar merchants were asked how they would respond to Amazon. They were asked "What's your Internet strategy?" And their collective response was along the lines of ... "Our what?" It's 2012. The question now is ..."What's your Bitcoin strategy?" - Stephen Gornick

“Instant transactions, no waiting for checks to clear, no chargebacks (merchants will like this), no account freezes (look out Paypal), no international wire transfer fee, no fees of any kind, no minimum balance, no maximum balance, worldwide access, always open, no waiting for business hours to make transactions, no waiting for an account to be approved before transacting, open an account in a few seconds, as easy as email, no bank account needed, extremely poor people can use it, extremely wealthy people can use it, no printing press, no hyper-inflation, no debt limit votes, no bank bailouts, completely voluntary. This sounds like the best payment system in the world!”
- Trace Mayer, J.D.

“We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.” - Tyler Winklevoss, Co-creator of Facebook

“Right now Bitcoin feels like the Internet before the browser.”
- Wences Casares, Founder of Banco Lemon, acquired by Banco do Brazil, Won Xbox game of the year for his game Assault Heroes

"Of our $49 million, we haven't moved any to Bitcoin."
- Warren Buffet

"So Bitcoin is cyber snob currency..."
- William Shatner, Actor known for lead role in Star Trek TOS

"I see Bitcoin as one of the biggest things for potentially reducing the power of state and uplifting the power of the individual to happen for ... forever maybe."
- Zander Marz, Author of "Beyond the Government Haunted World."

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