Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies) · 16 Feb 2018I think it is working. There will be other currencies like it that may be even better, but in the meantime there's a big industry around bitcoin. You know, people have made fortunes out of bitcoin, some people have lost money out of bitcoin.
Atari, Pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers · 16 Feb 2018To broaden the appeal of these new casinos, and once the Atari Token available, Atari has the project to launch Pong Token, a second token dedicated to crypto-casinos and usable on these gaming sites. The details of this launch of crypto-casinos will be announced soon.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of financial technology company Ripple · 16 Feb 2018At its core, all of this comes down to if we are solving real problems for real customers. If the cryptocurrency market overall or a digital asset is solving a problem, it’s going to drive some value.
Bank for International Settlements, International financial institution owned by central banks · 16 Feb 2018Anything that grows in price as fast as bitcoin has done it, without having a real clear understanding of what is behind it, should at least raise some eyebrows. Policy makers can’t ignore the growth of cryptocurrencies and will likely have to consider whether it makes sense for them to issue their own digital currencies at some point.
De Nederlandsche Bank, Central Bank of the Netherlands · 15 Feb 2018DNB is interested because blockchain may have implications for the overarching goal of financial stability and her three primary tasks: 1) promote the smooth functioning of the payment system, 2) prudential supervision and oversight and 3) monetary policy.
Goldman Sachs, American investment bank · 14 Feb 2018We think the concept of a digital currency that leverages blockchain technology is viable given the benefits it could provide: ease of execution globally, lower transaction costs, reduction of corruption since all transactions could be traced, safety of ownership, and so on. But bitcoin does not provide any of these key advantages.
Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger · 14 Feb 2018Utopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 12 Feb 2018
agrees Robot TaxCompanies that replace workers with robots should be taxed in a new settlement between work and leisure. We need urgently to face the challenge of automation; robotics that could make so much of contemporary work redundant
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 11 Feb 2018An entrepreneurial culture thrives when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. There is something wrong with our system when I can make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.
Stephen Hawking, British physicist · 11 Feb 2018The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
Amnesty International, Human rights organisation · 11 Feb 2018
agrees Encryption is a human rightPeople everywhere should be able to encrypt their communications and personal data as an essential protection of their rights to privacy and free speech. Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning encryption is like banning envelopes and curtains. It takes away a basic tool for keeping your private life private.
Cory Doctorow, Writer, blogger, activist. · 11 Feb 2018
agrees Net neutralityThe internet isn't nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and clmate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet
Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 11 Feb 2018
agrees Health taxesNoncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
Tom Steinberg, Founder and former director of mySociety · 11 Feb 2018One of the most visible signs of victory in this battle for greater protection of people’s data has been a steady increase in the number of personal data choices that an average person is asked to make every week. Popups now abound asking for your permission to do this and that, some of them driven by company policies, others driven by legal requirements. I’m increasingly of the mind that present... See More
Paul Buchheit, Lead developer of Gmail, founder of FriendFeed. and investor in Y Combinator · 27 Jan 2018I don't have to work. I choose to work. And I believe that everyone deserves the same freedom I have. If done right, it's also economically superior, meaning that we will all have more wealth. We often talk about how brilliant or visionary Steve Jobs was, but there are probably millions of people just as brilliant as he was. The difference is that they likely didn't grow up with great parents, am... See More
Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 27 Jan 2018Noncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
Emmanuel Macron, French President · 24 Jan 2018Pornography has nowadays entered schools. We cannot on the one hand blame violences against women, and on the other hand close our eyes on the influence that porn, which makes of sexuality a theatre of humiliation and violences against women - who come across as having given consent -, exerts on young souls.
Emmanuel Macron, French President · 20 Jan 2018[We need] deeper integration between eurozone states, including a real eurozone budget [and a] a permanent finance minister who leads this executive. This is a democratic responsibility on the eurozone level, and as such it requires maximum ambition
Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 20 Jan 2018We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
Vítor Constâncio, Vice President of the European Central Bank · 20 Jan 2018L’idée de désigner un ministre des finances est très récente et probablement, liée au fait qu’il faut établir de telles fonctions au niveau central de la zone euro de manière à avoir quelqu’un qui soit responsable de la gestion des nouvelles tâches et de la stabilisation de l’Union monétaire.
François Villeroy de Galhau, French Central Bank Governor · 20 Jan 2018Le pilier monétaire existe et il est solide, la BCE fait son travail. Ce qui manque terriblement est le second pilier, une meilleure coordination des politiques économiques. C'est pourquoi je propose la nomination d'un ministre des Finances européen. Depuis 2011, l'absence de gouvernance a coûté 2 à 5 points de PIB à l'eurozone et donc des millions d'emplois
Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 19 Jan 2018
agrees Net neutralityInternet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
The European Union [note: not only the Eurozone] should have a minister of economy and finance. Such a minister should also be the chairman of all euro zone finance ministers and be accountable to the European Parliament.
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