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Richard Branson Founder of Virgin (400 companies)

I think it [Bitcoin] 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.
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John Kerry American politician, former United States Secretary of State and former senator from Massachus

People are investing in it, it’s serious amounts of money and it’s got value so it’s going to be talked about.
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Mark Zuckerberg CEO at Facebook

I'm interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of these technologies, and how best to use them in our services.
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People’s Bank of China Central bank of the People's Republic of China

Conditions are ripe to embrace the technology.
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Ashton Kutcher Actor from the United States

[Bitcoin is] decentralising the world.
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50 Cent American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor

A little bitcoin anyone? LOL. l know l make you sick but excuse me...I’m getting to the bag.
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Floyd Mayweather American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer

You can call me Floyd Crypto Mayweather from now on...
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Mike Tyson Former heavyweight champion and professional boxer

I’m honored to join the bitcoin revolution with my very first bitcoin ATM.
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Jamie Foxx American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, and talk radio host

Looking forward to participating in the new @cobinhood Token! ZERO fee trading!
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DJ Khaled American record producer, radio personality, rapper, dj and record label executive

Spend and store your digital assets such as Bitcoin, ethereum and more securely...
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Nas American hip hop recording artist

[Bitcoin] will evolve into an industry as big, if not bigger, than the Internet. My man Ben Horowitz really opened my eyes to that point. This isn't of the Internet age, bitcoin is its own age.
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Goldman Sachs American investment bank

We 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.

Samsung South Korean multinational conglomerate

We are in the middle of a foundry business that is being supplied to a virtual money mining company in China.

Banco Central do Brasil Brazil's central bank

[We] support financial innovation, including new technologies that make the financial system safer and more efficient.
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Brad Garlinghouse CEO of financial technology company Ripple

At 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.
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Atari Pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers

To 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.
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Government of South Korea National Government of South Korea

I can assure you that the government has consistently maintained a close and careful approach to market conditions and international trends, keeping all possible means open.
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Bank for International Settlements International financial institution[2] owned by central banks

Anything 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.
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De Nederlandsche Bank Central Bank of the Netherlands

DNB 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.

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Central bank of the Republic of Turkey

[Cryptocurrencies could] contribute to financial stability.
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Sveriges Riksbank Central bank of Sweden

It was in Stockholm that the first modern banknote was created more than 350 years ago, and that it is here, in Sweden, that cash is currently taking its last breaths. Perhaps the Riksbank will be writing history again.
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Reserve Bank of New Zealand Central bank of New Zealand

Digital currencies, cryptocurrencies, are a real and serious proposition for the future.
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Ted-Jan Bloemen Dutch-Canadian long track speed skater

Bloemen's support for cutting-edge technologies is reflective of his proclivity for pushing the boundaries.
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Jamie Dimon Chairman, CEO and President of JP Morgan Chase

[Bitcoin ETFs could be the] holy grail for owners and investors.


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Central Bank of Russia Central bank of the Russian Federation

We don’t legalise pyramid schemes... We are totally opposed to private money, no matter if it is in physical or virtual form.
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Charles Munger American investor, businessman and philanthropist

I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.
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William C. Dudley President of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

[Bitcoin is] more of a speculative activity.
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Jay Clayton American attorney and Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Market participants, including lawyers, trading venues, and financial services firms, should be aware that we are disturbed by many examples of form being elevated over substance, with form-based arguments depriving investors of mandatory protections.
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Nouriel Roubini Professor at Stern School, NYU, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, blog at

Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles, favoured by charlatans and swindlers.
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Vítor Constâncio Portuguese economist and Vice President of the European Central Bank

Bitcoin is a sort of tulip.
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Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director

It's clearly a domain where we need international regulation and proper supervision.
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Bruno Le Maire French politician and former diplomat

We believe there may be new opportunities arising from the tokens and the technologies behind them... However, tokens could pose substantial risks for investors and can be vulnerable to financial crime without appropriate measures. In the longer run, potential risks in the field of financial stability may emerge as well.
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Reserve Bank of India India's central banking institution

RBI has clarified that it has not given any licence/authorization to any entity/company to operate such schemes or deal with bitcoin or any digital currency.
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Bank of England Central bank of the United Kingdom

There are some fundamental problems if you push the retail design all the way down, unless you restrict the amount that people have.
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Peter Altmaier German politician serving as the Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and as Federal Minis

[Cryptocurrencies] could pose substantial risks for investors.
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Joseph Stiglitz Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

[Governments will] regulate it out of existence.
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Theresa May Prime minister of the United Kingdom

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, we should be looking at these very seriously, precisely because of the way that they can be used, particularly by criminals.
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Jordan Belfort Motivational speaker and former 'Wolf of Wall St' stockbroker

It’s just human nature to jump on the bandwagon, it’s what every great bubble is made of and they’ll call this the greatest bubble of all time.
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Bank of Japan Central bank of Japan

We aren’t at the stage of considering issuing a digital currency because there is no demand.
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Mike Novogratz Former hedge fund Fortress manager

This is a bubble and there is a lot of froth. This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.
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Steven Mnuchin 77th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury as part of the cabinet of Donald Trum

We encourage fintech, we encourage innovation, but we want to make sure that all of our financial markets are safe and aren't being used for illicit activities.
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J. Christopher Giancarlo Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

The SEC will vigorously pursue those who seek to evade the registration, disclosure and anti-fraud requirements of our securities laws.
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Reserve Bank of Australia Australian central bank

The current fascination with these currencies feels more like a speculative mania than it has to do with their use as an efficient and convenient form of electronic payment.
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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) An independent agency of the US government that regulates futures and option markets

Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins, or tokens based on social media tips or sudden price spikes... Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate hype.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization

Even when legitimate companies flock to a hot, new sector, fraudsters almost always follow suit, exploiting the news to launch their latest frauds du jour.
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Duetsche Bundesbank Central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany

[Bitcoin] more of a speculative plaything than a form of payment.
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Bank of France Central bank of France

[We] advise great caution with respect to bitcoin because there is no public institution behind it to provide confidence. In history all examples of private currencies ended badly.
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European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) European Union financial regulatory institution and European Supervisory Authority

VCs such as Bitcoin, are subject to extreme price volatility and have shown clear signs of a pricing bubble and consumers buying VCs should be aware that there is a high risk that they will lose a large amount, or even all, of the money invested.
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European Banking Authority A regulatory agency of the European Union

The risks, by contrast, are manifold. More than 70 risks were identified across several categories, including risks to users; risks to non-user market participants; risks to financial integrity, such as money laundering and other financial crime; risks to existing payment systems in conventional FCs, and risks to regulatory authorities.
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Capital Economics London based economic research consultancy

Bitcoin has all the hallmarks of a classic speculative bubble, which we expect to burst. Triggers for the bubble to burst could be a further crackdown by regulators or a major hacking attempt.
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Ministry of Economy and Finance (Morocco) The Moroccan Ministry in charge of the economic and financial policy of Morocco

This is a hidden payment system that is not backed by an organization, the use of virtual currencies entails significant risks for their users.
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