21 Bitcoin & Blockchain Quotes You Have To Read

Bitcoin and Blockchain are very much still in their infancy but are in the process of creating one of the most impactful technological shifts in finance that the industry has ever seen. Blockchain technology could very well be one of the most influential inventions of this century that will completely revolutionize every aspect of our daily lives.

Here are some of the best quotes hand-picked by the Block Journal team that may change the way you look at Bitcoin & Blockchain:


“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 Antivirus


“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


“We’ll all look back in 20 years and conclude that Bitcoin was as influential a platform for innovation as the Internet itself was.” - Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz


“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


“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


“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 Winklevoss Capital and Gemini Exchange
“If you wrote a story about “digital gold” in the 1950’s, it would most certainly fall under the Science-Fiction genre. Today, Bitcoin falls under the category of Non-Fiction. The future has arrived. Those who don’t see it are simply trapped in mid-20th century thinking.” - Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder Winklevoss Capital and Gemini Exchange


“Still thinking about Bitcoin. No conclusion — not endorsing/rejecting. Know that folks also were skeptical when paper money displaced gold.” - Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs


“Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly.” - Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum


“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 of Bloq Inc. and Bitcoin Developer


“Online identity and reputation will be decentralized. We will own the data that belongs to us.” - William Mougayar, Author of The Business Blockchain


“Anything that can conceive of as a supply chain, blockchain can vastly improve its efficiency- it doesn’t matter if its people, numbers, data, money.” - Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM


“The biggest opportunity set we can think of over the next decade.” - Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ


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


“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.” (1999, 9 years before the creation of Bitcoin) - Professor Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics


“[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


“Everything will be tokenized and connected by a blockchain one day.” - Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder of Paradigm and Coinbase


“There is an opportunity to recreate the financial world as we know it in the parallel universe that is the blockchain. We are writing rules for this whole new universe.” - Patrick M. Byrne, Founder of Overstock.com


“Cryptocurrencies will make how money and finance works today look like we’re living in the Stone Age.” - David (@CryptoGodfatha), CEO of Black Diamond Group and Block Journal


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


“I’ve been at this 35 years, writing about the digital age. I’ve never seen a technology that I thought had greater potential for humanity.” - Don Tapscott, Author of Blockchain Revolution