"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve."
— Satoshi Nakamoto
"A technology is only truly revolutionary if it breaks the rules of the entrenched power structure"
— Andreas Antonopoulos
“The basic causes of change are precisely those that are not subject to conscious control.”
— James Dale Davidson, The Sovereign Individual
“I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take it out of the hands of the government. We can’t take it violently out of the hands of the government, all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something they can’t stop”
— F.A. Hayek
"In the absence of a gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation." -Alan Greenspan
"Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation."
— Milton Friedman
"When the Federal Reserve System started creating hundreds of billions of dollars out of thin air, they called it "quantitative easing" of the money supply. When that didn't work, they created more money and called it "quantitative easing 2" or "QE2," instead of saying: "We are going to print more dollars...and hope it works this time."
— Thomas Sowell
"Money is in fact the most successful story ever invented by humans, because it is the only story everybody believes."
— Yuval Harari