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Bitcoin quotes from 101 famous people

“Bitcoin is unstoppable” - one of the most popular phrase in 2018. I decided to collect in one place the statements of all the most famous and influential people in the world about Bitcoin. From CEO Google to Chairman of the Federal Reserve.


“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



“Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.”
– Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder




“The swarm is headed towards us”
– Satoshi Nakamoto, when WikiLeaks started accepting Bitcoin donation



“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




“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



"[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





“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



“Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically”
– Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Feb 14 2014





“I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] … is actually pretty cool. I am a big fan of Bitcoin”
– Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States




 “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 seems to be a very promising idea. I like the idea of basing security on the assumption that the CPU power of honest participants outweighs that of the attacker. It is a very modern notion that exploits the power of the long tail.”
– Hal Finney




“Bitcoin enables certain uses that are very unique. I think it offers possibilities that no other currency allows. For example the ability to spend a coin that only occurs when two separate parties agree to spend the coin; with a third party that couldn’t run away with the coin itself.”
– Pieter Wuille 



“Bitcoin was created to serve a highly political intent, a free and uncensored network where all can participate with equal access.”
– Amir Taaki




“When I first heard about Bitcoin, I thought it was impossible. How can you have a purely digital currency? Can’t I just copy your hard drive and have your bitcoins? I didn’t understand how that could be done, and then I looked into it and it was brilliant”
– Jeff Garzik



 “As the value goes up, heads start to swivel and skeptics begin to soften. Starting a new currency is easy, anyone can do it. The trick is getting people to accept it, because it is their use that gives the “money” value.”
– Adam B. Levine




“At its core, bitcoin is a smart currency, designed by very forward-thinking engineers. It eliminates the need for banks, gets rid of credit card fees, currency exchange fees, money transfer fees, and reduces the need for lawyers in transitions… all good things”
– Peter Diamandis 




“Bitcoin is the currency of resistance.” 
“If Satoshi had released Bitcoin 10 yrs. earlier, 9/11 would never have happened”
– Max Keiser




“Bitcoin, and the ideas behind it, will be a disrupter to the traditional notions of currency. In the end, currency will be better for it.”
– Edmund C. Moy





“There is so much potential, … I am just waiting for it to be a billion dollar industry.”
“Wow, Silk Road actually works”

“Bitcoin is Cash with Wings” 

“The reason we're all here is that the current financial system is outdated.”
– Charlie Shrem


“Cryptocurrency Protocols Are Like Onions… One common design philosophy among many cryptocurrency 2.0 protocols is the idea that, just like the internet, cryptocurrency design would work best if protocols split off into different layers. Under this strain of thought, Bitcoin is to be thought of as a sort of TCP/IP of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and other next-generation protocols can be built on top of Bitcoin much like we have SMTP for email, HTTP for webpages and XMPP for chat all on top of TCP as a common underlying data layer.”
– Vitalik Buterin

“I love seeing new services constantly starting to accept Bitcoin. Bitcoin is really becoming “the currency of the Internet.” I’m most concerned by possible government reactions to Bitcoin. They can’t destroy Bitcoin, but they could really slow things down by making exchange much more difficult.”
– Michael Marquardt



 “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.”
– Erik Voorhees




“Will people be buying yachts with their Dogecoin riches some day? Probably not. But are we having a lot of fun, helping great causes and spreading the digital currency word in the process? Yes we are. And perhaps if we pool our Dogecoin together we can build a Dogeyacht and sail the world, just saying…!”
– Jackson Palmer



“Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry”
– Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish pirate party





“So bitcoin is cyber snob currency…”
– William Shatner, Actor known for lead role in Star Trek TOS





“Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the Internet.”

“Bitcoin is unstoppable.”
– Roger Ver aka “Bitcoin Jesus” Voluntaryist



Money is a collective agreement. If enough people come to the same agreement, what they agree upon becomes secondary, whether it be farm animals, gold, diamonds, paper, or simply a code. History proves all these cases to be true. Who knows what the future is going suggest to us as money, once we see digital currencies as ordinary?”
– S.E. Sever, Writer



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, Republican Texas Congressman and former candidate for US President




“Cryptology represents the future of privacy [and] by implication [it] also represents the future of money, and the future of banking and finance.”
– Orlin Grabbe, Economist




“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, American Lawyer, Economist and Investment Banker




It’s gold for nerds.”
– Stephen Colbert, American writer, comedian, television host, actor





“What can’t kill Bitcoin, makes it (us) stronger.”
– Mark Wittkowski, Online marketer, coach and pioneer in online lead generation.





“Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments.”
– Leon Luow, Nobel Peace prize nominee




“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, Writer




“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, Financial analyst



“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




I think the internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. The one thing that’s missing but that will soon be developed, is a reliable e-cash.”
– Professor Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winner in economics



“Blockchain is the tech. Bitcoin is merely the first mainstream manifestation of its potential.”
– Marc Kenigsberg





“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., a Leading Monetary Expert on Bitcoin and Gold

“It’s money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal.”
– Chamath Palihapitiya, Previous head of AOL instant messenger





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




“Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.”
– Paul Buchheit, Creator 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, Creator of Yahoo Store



“Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives center, 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




“At our venture firm, we continue to see an escalating stream of fascinating new Bitcoin uses cases and applications from entrepeneurs.”
– Marc Andreessen, Venture Capitalist, Founder of Netscape, Jan 5, 2015





“The Federal Reserve simply does not have authority to supervise or regulate bitcoin in any way”
– Janet Yellen, Chair of the US Federal Reserve, Feb 27, 2014




“Bitcoin is evil.”
– Paul Krugman, Nobel-prize winning economist, Dec 28, 2013





“Bitcoin, crypto currencies, solved this problem of coming to a consensus globally where you don’t trust anybody else. I’m a computer scientist, I thought that was impossible. These guys have proved it can be done.”
– Richard Brown, Executive Architect for IBM UK, Oct 22, 2013




“Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative.”
– Nassim Taleb, Author and Risk Analyst, March 20, 2013




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




“But all those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power from big, central institutions to the human beings who live in their orbit.”
– Paul Vigna




“Cryptography is typically bypassed, not penetrated.”
– Adi Shamir




“We don’t really know how this coin is created. You can’t have a functional money without a basic transparency. Unless you are addicted to volatile trading for the sake of trading, stay away from the Bitcoin. Thankfully its plunge will be a salutary caution to most folks.”
– Steve Forbes




“Bitcoin is just one example of something that uses a blockchain. Cryptocurrencies are just one example of decentralized technologies. And now that the Internet is big enough and diverse enough, I think we will see different flavors of decentralized technologies and blockchains. I think decentralized networks will be the next huge wave in technology. The blockchain allows our smart devices to speak to each other better and faster.”
– Melanie Swan


“Cryptography has generated number theory, algebraic geometry over finite fields, algebra, combinatorics and computers.”
– Vladimir Arnold




“If you guys want proof Bitcoin is real, send them to me, I’ll cash them out and feed homeless people.”
– Jason King





“Not afraid of heights - afraid of widths.”
– Thomas St Germain





“This may be the purest form of democracy the world has ever known, and I — for one — am thrilled to be here to watch it unfold.”
– Paco Ahlgren




“It was the amateurs of cryptology who created the species. The professionals, who almost certainly surpassed them in cryptanalytic expertise, concentrated on down-to-earth problems of the systems that were then in use but are now outdated. The amateurs, unfettered to those realities, soared into the empyrean of theory.”
– David Kahn



“Bitcoin is Money Over Internet Protocol.” 
– Tony Gallippi





“One must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve a math problem.”
– Jacob Appelbaum




“There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.”
– Chris Dixon





“A cryptanalyst is a person who doesn’t like being called a hacker.”
– Josh Zepps





“When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.”
– John Perry Barlow





“What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.”
– Jim Sanborn



“There are two kinds of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files.”
– Bruce Schneier



“If you think cryptography is the answer to your problem, then you don't know what your problem is.”
– Peter G. Neumann




“Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.”
– Whitfield Diffie




“If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.” 
– Phil Zimmermann





Research created by Alexa Bell - Chief Editor at ICOFaces.com

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