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Bitcoin: In the Words of the Rich and Famous

Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency invented. If you had read our last four blog posts, you could appreciate how money evolved from cattle as money into cryptocurrency. While most people are always slow and hesitant to accept change, there are always a few early adopters and supporters who embrace it. Here’s a collection of what the rich and famous say about Bitcoin.


Bitcoin is the first successful digital currency invented. If you had read our last four blog posts, you could appreciate how money evolved from cattle as money into cryptocurrency. While most people are always slow and hesitant to accept change and new technology, there are always a few early adopters and supporters who embrace it. Here’s a collection of what the rich and famous say about Bitcoin.

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of The Virgin Group

“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. There’s a real desire for greater levels of control, freedom and scrutiny over what happens with our money, Bitcoin addresses these concerns and that is why so many people believe it represents the future. While many of us are excited about the possibilities Bitcoin has to offer, I’m not sure any of us would argue that it comes without problems.”

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

“I think it’s a technical tour de force but that it is an area where governments are going to maintain a dominant role.”

Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. 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.”

Dr. Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.

“Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.”

Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President

“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.”

Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Paypal

“I do think Bitcoin is the first [encrypted money] that has the potential to do something like change the world.”

Julian Assange, Founder of WikiLeaks

“Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off.”

Ashton Kutcher, Actor and Startup Investor

“The bigger thing with bitcoin is: what can that decentralised technology really do? […] Imagine if we could decentralise that issue of security, and if we can decentralise security.”

Mel B, Former Spice Girl and X Factor Judge

“I love how new technology makes our lives easier, and to me, that’s exciting… Bitcoin unites my fans around the world using one currency. They can just pay using Bitcoins.”

While it is true that the masses are not so eager to accept anything new, it is also true that when celebrities endorse something, they are more open to try it out. Hence, Bitcoin, plus the influence of the rich and famous, can truly usher in a new era where digital cyrptocurrency is mainstream. For now, let’s wait and see.

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