Quotes from notable, influential people on Bitcoin & Blockchain technology.
“[Bitcoin] is a techno tour de force.” – Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
“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
It’s money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal. – Chamath Palihapitiya, Previous head of AOL instant messenger
“At its core, bitcoin is a decentralized protocol that enables exchange of value among parties around the world, giving it the potential to alter the financial services landscape” – Jay Reinemann, BBVA Ventures executive director.
“The bitcoin blockchain is an opportunity for Wall Street to streamline some operations that are pretty antiquated” – Duncan Niederauer, former CEO of NYSE Euronext.
“Money at its core is simply a ledger for keeping track of debts, and bitcoin is truly the best iteration of a universal ledger we’ve ever seen” – John Reed, former chairman and CEO of Citibank.
“Blockchain is a really disruptive development, and banks have a lot of fear concerning this technology because in the pure theory of blockchain, a lot of processes within a traditional bank would be obsolete” – Thomas F Dapp, research analyst, Deutsche Bank.
“Blockchain technology will not only change the way we do payments, it will change the whole trading and settlement topic” – Oliver Bussmann, CIO, UBS.
“Blockchain technology continues to redefine not only how the exchange sector operates, but the global financial economy as a whole” – Bob Greifeld, CEO, Nasdaq.
“In time, distributed ledgers will support smart contracts and computer protocols that verify or enforce contracts. This will lead to a wide variety of potential uses in securities, syndicated lending, trade finance, swaps, derivatives or wherever counter-party risk arises” – Santander Innoventures.
“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
“Entire classes of bugs are missing” – Dan Kaminsky, Security Penetration Expert for Cisco and Avaya
“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
“Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry” – Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish pirate party
“Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.” – Paul Buchheit, Creator of Gmail
â€œ I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] â€¦ is actually pretty cool. I am a big fan of Bitcoinâ€ – Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States
“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
“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
“So bitcoin is cyber snob currency…” – William Shatner, Actor known for lead role in Star Trek TOS
“Bitcoin & Blockchain is by far the most advanced technology to emerge since the birth of the internet. Its 500 years ahead of its time.” Alan Donohoe – Irish Bitcoin Foundation.
“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
“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