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20 Famous (and Infamous) Quotes About Bitcoin

“Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.”
Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

“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 is going to change the world from a money transactional standpoint, not just for Africa, but for everywhere.”
Akon, Recording Artist and Producer

“I think it is working. There will be other currencies like it that may be even better, but in the meantime there’s a big industry around bitcoin… 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 Group and 400+ companies

“It’s gold for nerds.”
Stephen Colbert, Comedian

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

“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

“Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the Internet.”
Roger Ver, Bitcoin angel investor, and evangelist

“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 Moy, 38th Director of the United States Mint

“Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically. In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending.”
Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“The blockchain technology that underlies Bitcoin is a major technical breakthrough that could, in time, revolutionize both the Internet and the financial industry as we know them, and the first steps of that potential revolution are now under way.”
Jon Evans, Techcrunch columnist and Bitcoin purist

“We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.”
Tyler Winklevoss, American rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management

“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, a method whereby on the Internet you can transfer funds from A to B without A knowing B or B knowing A… ”
Milton Friedman, American economist, possibly predicted bitcoin in 1999

“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, Futurist, Entrepreneur and Software Engineer

“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

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

“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 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

“Bitcoin is no longer a fringe currency, and in 2018, is increasingly being adopted by the mainstream.”
Sheffield Clark, Coinsource CEO and Founder

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