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Below are quotes from notable public figures. Where possible, the original source of the quotation is cited.

 

“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 – Source

 

 

“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, Venture Capitalist, July 7, 2014 – Source

 

“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, May 23, 2014 – Source

 

“Three eras of currency: Commodity based, e.g. Gold. Politically based, e.g. Dollar. Math based, e.g. Bitcoin.”

Chris Dixon, Investor and Entrepreneur, Apr 9, 2014 – Source

 

“[Bitcoin] is a remarkable cryptographic achievement… The ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.”

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Mar 16, 2014 – Source

 

“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 – Source

 

“Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically”

Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Feb 14 2014 – Source

 

“So bit coin is cyber snob currency…”

William Shatner, Actor, Jan 3, 2014 – Source

 

“Bitcoin is evil.”

Paul Krugman, Nobel-prize winning economist, Dec 28, 2013 – Source

 

“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, Former President of PayPal, Dec 10, 2013 – Source

 

 

“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.”

Richard Branson, Entrepreneur and Investor, Nov 22, 2013 – Source

 

“[Bitcoin] may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.”

Ben Bernanke, Former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Nov 12, 2013 – Source

 

“EVERY informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments.”

Leon Louw, two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Oct 23, 2013 – Source

 

“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 – Source

 

“Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.”

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, May 6, 2013 – Source

 

“I think it’s rat poison.”

Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, May 6, 2013 – Source

 

“I own Bitcoin in my fund, I own Bitcoin in my private account. It is a huge deal. It’s a huge, huge, huge deal.”

Chamath Palihapitiya, Investor and Entrepreneur, April 29, 2013 – Source

 

“Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.”

Paul Buchheit, Creator of Google’s Gmail Service, April 29, 2013 – Source

 

“It’s gold for nerds.”

Stephan Colbert, Comedian, April 17, 2013 – Source

 

“I think the fact that within the Bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the functions of [the government] … is actually pretty cool”

Al Gore, Former US Vice President, March 20, 2013 – Source

 

“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 – Source

 

“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, Venture Capitalist & Co-Founder of Y Combinator, March 19, 2013 – Source

 

“I think that 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…”

Milton Friedman, Nobel-Prize Winning Economist, 1999 – Source