“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.
“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.
“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.
“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, 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.
“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 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.