74 Great Quotes On Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Cryptography: From Milton Friedman to William Shatner


Are you a lover as we are of all things crypto? Check out these quotes below! From Milton Friedman to William Shatner.

  1. “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.” - Professor Milton Friedman

  2. “But all those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power from big, central institutions to the human beings who live in their orbit.” - Paul Vigna

  3. “Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically” - Warren Buffet

  4. “If you care about liberty, the nonaggression principle, or economic freedom in general you should do everything you can to use Bitcoin as often as possible in your daily life.” - Roger Ver aka “Bitcoin Jesus” Voluntaryist

  5. “Bitcoin is evil.” - Paul Krugman

  6. “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

  7. “Cryptography is typically bypassed, not penetrated.” - Adi Shamir

  8. “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

  9. “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

  10. “Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative.” - Nassim Taleb

  11. “The crypto currency community hasn’t decided whether they want to be anarchist rebels or to replace the establishment.” -Adi Shamir

  12. “So my view’s quite clear. I believe cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is the first example, I believe they’re going to change the world.” - Richard Brown

  13. “Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate.” - Marc Andreesen

  14. ”Virtual Currencies may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.” - Ben Bernanke

  15. “It's money 2.0, a huge huge huge deal.” - Chamath Palihapitiya

  16. “Bitcoin is just one example of something that uses a blockchain. Cryptocurrencies are just one example of decentralized technologies. And now that the Internet is big enough and diverse enough, I think we will see different flavors of decentralized technologies and blockchains. I think decentralized networks will be the next huge wave in technology. The blockchain allows our smart devices to speak to each other better and faster.” - Melanie Swan

  17. “Cryptography has generated number theory, algebraic geometry over finite fields, algebra, combinatorics and computers.” - Vladimir Arnold

  18. “If you guys want proof Bitcoin is real, send them to me, I’ll cash them out and feed homeless people.” - Jason King

  19. “Bitcoin promises to take at least some of that power away from governments and hand it to people. That alone augurs significant political, cultural, and economic clashes.” - Paul Vigna

  20. “Not afraid of heights - afraid of widths.” - Thomas St Germain

  21. “Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another.” - Julian Assange

  22. “Blockchain is the tech. Bitcoin is merely the first mainstream manifestation of its potential.” - Marc Kenigsberg

  23. “Bitcoin is unstoppable.” - Roger Ver aka “Bitcoin Jesus” Voluntaryist

  24. “The blockchain keeps everyone honest, and a whole layer of banking bureaucracy is removed, lowering costs.” - Paul Vigna

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

  26. “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

  27. “Bitcoin is the currency of resistance.” - Max Keiser

  28. “It was the amateurs of cryptology who created the species. The professionals, who almost certainly surpassed them in cryptanalytic expertise, concentrated on down-to-earth problems of the systems that were then in use but are now outdated. The amateurs, unfettered to those realities, soared into the empyrean of theory.” - David Kahn

  29. “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

  30. “With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless.” - Satoshi Nakamoto

  31. “Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.” - Paul Buchheit

  32. “Cryptographical solutions might with great propriety be introduced into academies as the means of giving tone to the most important of the powers of the mind.” - Edgar Allan Poe

  33. “Bitcoin, and the ideas behind it, will be a disruptor to the traditional notions of currency. In the end, currency will be better for it.” - Edmund C. Moy

  34. “Bitcoin is Money Over Internet Protocol.” -Tony Gallippi

  35. “One must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve a math problem.” - Jacob Appelbaum

  36. “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

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

  38. “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

  39. “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

  40. “Cryptocurrency Protocols Are Like Onions.” - Vitalik Buterin

  41. “Right now Bitcoin feels like the Internet before the browser.” - Wences Casares

  42. “A cryptanalyst is a person who doesn’t like being called a hacker.” - Josh Zepps

  43. “Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world’s most important developments.” - Leon Luow

  44. “We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.” - Tyler Winklevoss

  45. “Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.” - Bill Gates

  46. “When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.” - John Perry Barlow

  47. “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

  48. “Bitcoin is Cash with Wings” - Charlie Shrem

  49. “What can’t kill Bitcoin, makes it stronger.” - Mark Wittkowski

  50. “What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.” - Jim Sanborn

  51. “The future of money is digital currency.” - Bill Gates

  52. “Cryptocurrency is such a powerful concept that it can almost overturn governments.” - Charles Lee

  53. “The reason we're all here is that the current financial system is outdated.” - Charlie Shrem

  54. “Bitcoin totally strips away the State’s control over money.” - Roger Ver aka “Bitcoin Jesus” Voluntaryist

  55. “There are two kinds of cryptography in this world: cryptography that will stop your kid sister from reading your files, and cryptography that will stop major governments from reading your files.” - Bruce Schneier

  56. “It’s gold for nerds.” - Stephen Colbert

  57. “Cryptography shifts the balance of power from those with a monopoly on violence to those who comprehend mathematics and security design.” - Jacob Appelbaum

  58. “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

  59. “If you think cryptography is the answer to your problem, then you don't know what your problem is.” - Peter G. Neumann

  60. “Cryptography began in mathematics.” - James Sanborn

  61. “A cryptanalyst who cannot crack a monoalphabetic cipher is incompetent even if s/he knows quantum cryptography.” ‘insecure’ on ‘The Crypto Forum’ hosted by ZetaBoards

  62. “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

  63. “Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry.” - Rick Falkvinge

  64. “Someday consumers and businesses won’t hold Bitcoins for their account but will unknowingly access the Bitcoin network whenever payments are made.” - Paul Vigna

  65. “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

  66. “Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.” – Whitfield Diffie

  67. “At their core, cryptocurrencies are built around the principle of a universal, inviolable ledger, one that is made fully public and is constantly being verified by these high-powered computers, each essentially acting independently of the others.” - Paul Vigna

  68. “I do think Bitcoin is the first encrypted money that has the potential to do something like change the world.” - Peter Thiel

  69. “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

  70. “If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.” – Phil Zimmermann

  71. “Bitcoin is the most important invention in the history of the world since the Internet.” - Roger Ver

  72. “The entire human populace is now taking charge of the means of production and changing the rules of the game. They’re making their own freaking currencies, for God’s sake!” - Paul Vigna

  73. “I understand the political ramifications of [cryptocurrencies] and I think that government should stay out of them and they should be perfectly legal.” - Ron Paul

  74. “So Bitcoin is cyber snob currency…” - William Shatner