66 Amazing, Visionary and Some Down Right Hilarious Bitcoin Quotes


While many people have some thing to say about Bitcoin, one can simply not portrait or foresee the full picture of what it will become. This can be said about all open source software. Open source code is not a one mind creation. It’s ideas and code that is added, subtracted and iterated to be democratically optimized and produced by the collective mind.

With a methodology and philosophy like that it’s simply impossible for one mind to foresee whats is store as we have just scratched the surface of possibilities so far. One thing is true though, it sure makes people opinionated. And out of opinionated people come words. Words forms sentences. Out of sentences quotes can be made. Some amazing, some visionary and some right down hilarious.

We decide to gather 66 of them and I can guarantee that you will find just that. No matter who you are, no matter what your point of view. Bitcoin simply is multifaceted ideas and creation in the making.

What’s your opinion on Bitcoin, which ones do you like?

“Bitcoin’s path to the grave has always been fairly clear to me.”
Kevin Roose – 2013-6-20 – New York magazine writer and author of The Unlikely Disciple and Young Money.

“Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry”
Rick Falkvinge – Founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. Worldwide speaker on net liberty and the right to privacy. Author of Swarmwise: The Tactical Manual to Changing the World.

“Bitcoin is a techno tour de force.”
Bill Gates – Founder of Microsoft.

“Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the Internet.”
Roger Ver – Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com Blockchain.info, LUXSTACK, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io.

“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.

“It might make sense just to get some in case it catches on. If enough people think the same way, that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.”
Satoshi Nakamoto – 2009-01-17

FreeMoney – 2012-07-24

“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.

“I’m a big fan of Bitcoin … Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.”
Al Gore – 45th Vice President of the United States.

“I have done a lot of thinking about bitcoin that ended up with me investing all of the money I had saved and all that I can borrow into the currency.”
Rick Falkvinge – Founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. Worldwide speaker on net liberty and the right to privacy. Author of Swarmwise: the tactical manual to changing the World.

“Did I mention how good it feels to be a bitcoin millionaire?”
Max Keiser – CEO, Co-founder @StartHLDGS. Co-founder of @BTC_Capital. Host @KeiserReport. Creator of HSX.com.

“Bitcoin is not the real invention, it’s the first application of that invention.”
Andreas M. Antonopoulos – A technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in Bitcoin.

“It can only go UP UP UP!!!”
Bruce Wagner – Talk show host and Bitcoin advocate.

“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.

“Bitcoin is not the real invention. It’s the first application of that invention.”
Andreas M. Antonopoulos – A technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in Bitcoin.

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

“We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.”
Tyler Winklevoss – Co-Founder & CEO @GeminiDotCom. Principal of @WinklevossCap. Olympian.

“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 may be the TCP/IP of money.”
Paul Buchheit – Creator of Gmail.

“ 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 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 – Co-founder of Viaweb and startup accelerator Ycombinator.

“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 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, now Mega.nz.

“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 – Forbes Writer.

“If we remember, 15 years ago if you were doing anything on the Internet you were going to make millions. I think it could be the same with Bitcoin.”
Jared Kenna – CEO of TradeHill.

“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 – Financial Analyst at Wi-Fi Alliance.

“It’s money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal.”
Chamath Palihapitiya – Founder and Managing Partner of The Social Capital 2.

“With digital currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless.”
Satoshi Nakamoto – Bitcoin’s developer

“Bitcoin is Money Over Internet Protocol.”
Tony Gallippi, CEO of BitInstant.

“Cryptocurrency is such a powerful concept that it can almost overturn governments”
Charles Lee – Creator of Litecoin.

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

“The swarm is headed towards us”
Satoshi Nakamoto, when WikiLeaks started accepting Bitcoin donation after Visa, Mastercard and Paypal blockade of Wikileaks donations.

“Bitcoin is Cash with Wings”
Charlie Shrem – A founding member of Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of the now defunct startup BitInstant.

“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 – Finney created the first reusable proof of work system before Bitcoin. Finney was also the Bitcoin network’s first transaction recipient.

“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 – Founder and Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation.

“Hey, obviously this is a very interesting time to be in Bitcoin right now, but if you guys want to argue over whether this is reality or not, one Bitcoin will feed over 40 homeless people in Pensacola right now. If you guys want proof Bitcoin is real, send them to me, I’ll cash them out and feed homeless people.”
Jason King – Founder of the charity Sean’s Outpost.

“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 – Co-founder at Blockstream.

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

“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 – Founder and CEO Dunvegan Space.

“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 – Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Let’s Talk Bitcoin.

“If Satoshi had released Bitcoin 10 yrs. earlier, 9/11 would never have happened”
Max Keiser – CEO, Co-founder @StartHLDGS. Co-founder of @BTC_Capital. Host @KeiserReport. Creator of HSX.com.

“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 – American businessman and former government official.

“There is so much potential, … I am just waiting for it to be a billion dollar industry.”
“Wow, Silk Road actually works”
Charlie Shrem – A founding member of Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of the now defunct startup BitInstant.

“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 – Founder of the Ethereum Project.

“The bitcoin world is this new ecosystem where it doesn’t cost that much to start a new bitcoin company, it doesn’t cost much to start owning bitcoin either, and it is a much more efficient way of moving money around the world.”
Tim Draper – Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

“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 – Head administrator at bitcointalk.org.

“Spend some time with Bitcoin. Learn it, challenge it, and use it. You can assume no government wants you adopting this system in any capacity, and for that reason alone it’s worth consideration by honest, moral, and industrious people”
“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 – CEO of ShapeShift.io.

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.

“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 – Founder of Dogecoin.

“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.

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.

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

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.

“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.

“If Satoshi had released Bitcoin 10 yrs. earlier, 9/11 would never have happened”
Max Keiser – CEO, Co-founder @StartHLDGS. Co-founder of @BTC_Capital. Host @KeiserReport. Creator of HSX.com.

“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.

“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. – Leading Monetary Expert on Bitcoin and Gold.

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