Bitcoin Opinions - Part One
Since the beginning of Bitcoin and all the other cryptocurrencies, the people all over the world can be separated into three major groups: The group that don’t know/didn’t heard about Bitcoin, the group that thinks Bitcoin is a scam and the people who truly trust Bitcoin and the technology behind it. In the next rows we will focus about the optimistic people and especially about the opinions of important and public persons.
Bill Gates, Microsoft cofounder: “Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place, and of course for large transactions currency can get pretty inconvenient.”
Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States: “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.”
Ashton Kutcher, Actor: “The notion that we could civically monitor each other in an anonymous way actually keeps the anonymity of the Internet, we don’t have to worry about Big Brother and that same infrastructure that built out bitcoin could be used in the security industry for mass good.”
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder: “I have invested in bitcoin because I believe in its potential, the capacity it has to transform global payments is very exciting. It has been obvious to us all for quite some time that people aren’t satisfied with the business as usual approach adopted by the major payment networks.”
Chris Dixon, SiteAdvisor and Hunch co-founder: “There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.”
Donald Glover, Actor: “I know a lot of people are skeptical, but I feel like if everything’s going to live online, why not Bitcoins? Being backed by gold seems very old and nostalgic to me. Being backed to a Bitcoin, which takes time to actually make and there’s this equation that has to be done, that feels realer to me and makes more sense.”
Paul Buchheit, Gmail Creator: “Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.”
Paul Graham, Yahoo Store Creator: “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.”
David Marcus, PayPal CEO: “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.”
Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish Pirate Party: “Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry.”
Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder: “I do think Bitcoin is the first [encrypted money] that has the potential to do something like change the world.”
Andreas Antonopoulos, Tech-entrepreneur and security expert: ”Bitcoin is not ‘unregulated’. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Uncorrupted.”
The list continues and that is why we’ll divide this blog post more parts. Stay tuned for the next post.