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The 80 Best Cryptocurrency Quotes of All Time

The 80 Best Cryptocurrency Quotes of All Time
The 80 Best Cryptocurrency Quotes of All Time
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In this article, we’ll walk through 80 cryptocurrency quotes from a range of notable individuals — from founders, Nobel Prize winners, and even crypto skeptics. By the time you’re finished reading, you’ll better understand how the world's greatest thinkers and capital allocators see the potential of blockchain technology. 

The top 10 best quotes on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin 

Here are some of our team’s favorite quotes on cryptocurrency and Bitcoin.

1. “Bitcoin is a tool for freeing humanity from oligarchs and tyrants, dressed up as a get-rich-quick scheme.” – Naval Ravikant, former CEO of AngelList

2. “We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.“ – Tyler Winklevoss, co-CEO of Gemini 

3. "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 Associates

4. “There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math-based.“ – Chris Dixon, Venture Capitalist at Andreesen Horowitz 

5. “As the value goes up, heads start to swivel and skeptics begin to soften. Starting a new currency is easy, anyone can do it. The trick is getting people to accept it because it is their use that gives the “money” value.“ - Adam B. Levine, CEO of Tokenly 

6. “Trading Bitcoin is like trading Apple, Amazon, Google, or Facebook a decade ago. The more you obsess over timing the market, the more mistakes you make. They were all technology networks that were dominant & destined to grow.” - Michael Saylor, Former CEO of MicroStrategy 

7. "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 

8. "The Latin American countries where you have this combination of inflation or hyperinflation cycles – deflation as well – and then you have very high friction for financial transactions, a high percentage of people who are unbanked, cryptocurrencies make total sense." – Fred Thiel, CEO of Thiel Advisors & Marathon Digital Holdings

9. “…we know gold is a $12 trillion asset, bitcoin’s about a 10th of gold. Could they be half of gold? At one point, Sure, it could … And at some point, it will be larger than gold… that money is finding its way to Gen Z and Millennials, and they feel much more comfortable with digital gold than old clunky gold.” - Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital 

10. “If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.” - Satoshi Nakomoto, Founder of Bitcoin 

Inspiring Bitcoin and cryptocurrency quotes 

“We really truly believe that your access to finance and financial stability shouldn’t depend on your current location, origin, religion, or race.” - Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum 

"Cryptocurrency will be the biggest opportunity for wealth creation in our lifetime." - Anthony Pompliano, Podcaster & CEO of Pomp Investments 

"Bitcoin is this piece of technology that comes in and provides a market-based framework for people to make money and do business and do well by harnessing all of that otherwise wasted or stranded or orphaned or just untapped, unrealized energy." – Alex Gladstein, CSO of Human Rights Foundation 

“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 C. Moy, Former Director of the US Mint 

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

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

"Bitcoin is a new hope for the world… Bitcoin restores economic independence to entrepreneurs by giving them a way to store wealth that cannot be plundered. Working-class people now have a savings medium that does not force them to take unnecessary risks or extend their working lives in a race to outpace inflation." - Robert Breedlove, Host of ‘What is Money?’ Podcast

"The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them." — Hal Finney, Software Developer 

"Unpopular but true: Bitcoin is the most significant monetary advance since the creation of coinage." - Edward Snowden, Whistleblower

“Crypto and NFTs are a path to financial independence, so it’s important that women and girls know about them. When I first heard about blockchain, I didn’t think it was for me. But I realized that it can be an inclusive space for women and people of color. I think crypto has the power to radically advance women’s rights.” – Maliha Abidi, Artist & Author 

Blockchain founder quotes on crypto 

“A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we’re trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system.” - Satoshi Nakomoto, Founder of Bitcoin 

“Bitcoin would be convenient for people who don’t have a credit card or don’t want to use the cards they have, either don’t want the spouse to see it on the bill or don’t trust giving their number to “porn guys”, or afraid of recurring billing.“ - Satoshi Nakomoto, Founder of Bitcoin 

“Writing a description for this thing for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to.“ - Satoshi Nakomoto, Founder of Bitcoin 

“If crypto succeeds, it's not because it empowers better people. It's because it empowers better institutions." - Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum 

“Bitcoin is great as a form of digital money, but its scripting language is too weak for any kind of serious advanced applications to be built on top.“ - Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum 

“The main advantage of blockchain technology is supposed to be that it's more secure, but new technologies are generally hard for people to trust, and this paradox can't really be avoided.“ - Vitalik Buterin, Co-Founder of Ethereum 

“There is a tiny outside chance that crypto rails can grow fast enough and different and weird enough that they can disrupt the duopoly business models.“ - Anatoly Yakovenko, Founder of Solana (on Apple and Google’s control of the Android and iOs)

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. And that’s the point — why we’re here planting trees. It takes a long time to grow these systems and build these systems up.“ - Charlie Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano 

Internet personality quotes on crypto 

“I think of Bitcoin the same way I think about the early Internet. I think they didn’t see it coming and now it’s a viable form of currency… I think the government is freaking out.“ - Joe Rogan, Comedian & Podcaster 

“Bitcoin fixes this. Take heed, peasants.“ - Jordan Peterson, Psychologist & Internet Personality (on the subject of a potential bank collapse) 

“Part of the reason why Bitcoin is attractive to people… is because we all have the sense right now… that there is a little too much tyranny going on.“ - Jordan Peterson, Psychologist & Internet Personality

“I’m unbelievably bullish on blockchain technology… I don’t know if Bitcoin or some of the other coins are going to be the currency that wins. But this would be like if someone asked ‘Do you believe in the Internet?’“ - Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur & Internet Personality

“It’s one of the highest agency communities that we still have. People dreaming, building, trying to do things that have never been done…“ - Eric Weinstein, Podcaster (on the Bitcoin community) 

Tech entrepreneur quotes on crypto 

"What inspires me the most [about bitcoin] is the community driving it. It reminds me of the early internet. It's deeply principled, it's weird as hell. It’s always evolving. It just reminded me of the internet as a kid." — Jack Dorsey, CEO of Block 

"Bitcoin changes absolutely everything, I don't think there is anything more important in my lifetime to work on." — Jack Dorsey, CEO of Block 

“I do think some digital currency will end up being the reserve currency of the world” – Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase 

"My guess is that in 10-20 years, we'll see a substantial portion of GDP happening in the crypto economy" – Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase

“We see bitcoin as potentially the greatest social network of all.” – Tyler Winklevoss, co-CEO of Gemini 

"What I will say about crypto and NFTs, in general, is I really love the idea of creators owning their media and owning their content…" ― Jack Conte, CEO of Patreon

“Bitcoin links together 8 billion people, links together a hundred million companies, it synchronizes the world across political jurisdictions, and it returns rationality to the entire financial system, and it returns freedom and property rights to the entire human race.” – Michael Saylor, Former CEO of MicroStrategy 

"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, Former CEO of Google 

“Crypto is the greatest videogame ever created. Play 24/7 with everyone in the world, directly from your phone. New challengers, meme wars, and MONEY. Every new player has to pay off all of the existing ones.“ - Naval Ravikant, Former CEO of AngelList

“Bitcoin is insurance against politicians.“ - Naval Ravikant, Former CEO of AngelList

“It’s disheartening to see how many of the top cryptocurrencies are hand-waving, technically inept, or outright scams.“ - Naval Ravikant, Former CEO of AngelList 

“Like the Internet, Bitcoin will change the way people interact and do business around the world.” – Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift 

“I find that oftentimes the most ironic and entertaining outcome is the most likely. And the most entertaining outcome would be Dogecoin becoming the global new earth currency.” – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

"I invested in crypto. Only what you afford to lose, right?" — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

“It is not possible to… destroy crypto, but it is possible for governments to slow down its advancement." — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Investors on cryptocurrency 

“The blockchain does one thing: It replaces third-party trust with mathematical proof that something happened.” - Adam Draper, Founder of Boost VC

“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, Co-Founder of Andreesen Horowitz 

“One of the reasons I'm excited about blockchains is because I see them as a way to return us to predictable platforms, where entrepreneurs and creators can build direct relationships with their audiences. This is what the internet was supposed to be.” - Chris Dixon, Venture Capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz

“Web3 is an Internet owned by users and builders orchestrated with tokens.” – Chris Dixon, Venture Capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz

"Everyone should have 1% of their assets in Bitcoin.. It is just a fantastic hedge.“ - Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder of Social Capital 

"It's like bars of gold in a vault that never move, and it's a sort of hedge of sorts against the whole world falling apart.“ - Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Founders Fund and former CEO of PayPal 

“PayPal had the goal of creating a new currency. We failed at that, and we just created a new payment system. I think Bitcoin has succeeded on the level of a new currency, but the payment system is somewhat lacking. It's very hard to use, and that's the big challenge on the Bitcoin side.“  — Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Founders Fund and former CEO of PayPal 

“[Bitcoin is] what we have to think of as a revolutionary youth movement. We have to go out from this conference and take over the world.“- Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Founders Fund and former CEO of PayPal (at the Bitcoin Magazine conference) 

“Bitcoin truly is a money revolution. It’s a very important insurance policy for countries that don’t have the dollar as a reserve currency as we do.” - Cathie Wood, Founder of Ark Investment Management

“You should be taking this technology as seriously as you should have been taking the development of the Internet in the early 1990’s.“ – Blythe Masters, Founding Partner at Motive Partners

Politicians & government officials on crypto 

"When bitcoin currency is converted from currency into cash, that interface has to remain under some regulatory safeguards. I think the fact that within the bitcoin universe an algorithm replaces the function of the government …[that] is actually pretty cool.” - Al Gore, Former Vice President 

“I want one currency, I want the dollar. I don’t want people leaving the dollar.“ - Donald Trump, Former President

“I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity....“ - Donald Trump, Former President 

“If the government can’t get in, then everyone’s walking around with a Swiss bank account in their pocket.“ - Barack Obama, Former President

“I’m not a big fan of cryptocurrencies." - Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont 

“I am a patriot. I want America to win. Thoughtfully embracing bitcoin and digital assets is how we win.“ - Cynthia Lummis, Senator from Wyoming 

“Crypto is the not-so-secret financial weapon funding terrorist organizations like Hamas, Chinese fentanyl networks and North Korea’s missile program.“ - Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts

“Texas is a hub for jobs and innovation, so it makes sense that our state has become a hub for the crypto community. Most legislators in DC don’t understand this industry, so they shouldn’t be supporting new regulations until they understand how it works.“ - Ted Cruz, Senator from Texas 

“Cryptocurrency is an exciting innovation with the potential to bring growth to the American economy if properly nurtured and regulated.“ - Cory Booker, Senator from New Jersey

“We're trying to create a comprehensive Bitcoin and crypto ecosystem so that we can grab the mantle of the most crypto-friendly city in the U.S.“ - Francis X. Suarez, Mayor of Miami 

“[Cryptourrencies] may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system.“ – Ben Bernanke, Former Chair of the Federal Reserve 

“Bitcoin has a market cap of $680 billion dollars. If 1% of it is invested in El Salvador, that would increase our GDP by 25%.“ - Nayib Bukele, President of El Salvador 

Negative quotes on crypto 

“Elon has tons of money, and he’s very sophisticated, so I don’t worry that his Bitcoin will randomly go up or down. If you have less money than Elon, you should probably watch out.” - Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft 

“I like investing in things that have valuable output. The value of companies is based on how they make great products. The value of crypto is just what some other person decides someone else will pay for it, not adding to society like other investments.“ - Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft 

“Right now, cryptocurrencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs, so it is a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way.” - Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft 

“It’s probably rat poison squared.“ - Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (on Bitcoin)

“Stay away from it. It’s a mirage, basically. In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending.”—Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway 

“Sometimes I call it crypto ‘crappo,’ sometimes I call it ‘crypto s---.’ It’s just ridiculous that anybody would buy this stuff…” - Charlie Munger, Former Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway

“What problem does this technology solve? What does it do that other, much cheaper and easier-to-use technologies can’t do just as well or better? I still haven’t heard a clear answer." - Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning economist 

“[Bitcoin is] worse than tulip bulbs."– Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan

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