Naval Ravikant on Bitcoin

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Naval Ravikant is CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He's also the co-founder of MetaStable Capital, a crypto asset hedge fund.

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Created by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system.

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Bitcoin reviews by Naval Ravikant

πŸ”‘ 5 positive | πŸ’© 0 negative


  • πŸ”‘

    The longer [Bitcoin] survives, the more people trust it as a store of value, the more the price goes up. As the price rises, it pulls in more hashpower (security) and more developers.

    A self-fulfilling, positive feedback loop based purely on survival.

    2019-05-14 | Full Review


  • πŸ”‘

    Bitcoin is aiming to be a store of value. Architectural stability, network security, network effects, decentralization, wide acceptance all matter. It’s currently the best of an imperfect bunch on those characteristics.

    2018-01-29 | Full Review

  • πŸ”‘

    Bitcoin is a tool for freeing humanity from oligarchs and tyrants, dressed up as a get-rich-quick scheme.

    2018-01-23 | Full Review


  • πŸ”‘

    Bitcoin is more than money, and more than a protocol. It’s a model and platform for true crowdfunding – open, distributed, and liquid all the way.

    2014-03-09 | Full Review


  • πŸ”‘

    Bitcoin takes powers from the central actors and returns it to merchants and consumers, savers and borrowers. Bitcoin brings back some pseudonymity in the transactions, and can be irrevocably traded like cash. And finally, it points a way towards a single currency – it is a bug, not a feature, that we have multiple global currencies with exchangers and transaction fees in between.

    2013-11-07 | Full Review

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I don't have a view on what the ultimate value of a Bitcoin will be nor do I care. I am interested in Bitcoin plain and simply because I believe it can be and possibly will be the financial and transactional protocol for the global Internet.

2013-11-24 | Full Review


If something is to displace Bitcoin now, it will have to have sizable improvements and it will have to happen quickly. Otherwise, this network effect will carry Bitcoin to dominance.

2014-01-21 | Full Review


Until the Bitcoin community ditches the cranks and adopts a sensible monetary policy that properly recognises both the need for savings to be intermediated into productive investment and the need for money to flow, Bitcoin cannot possibly operate as the anchor of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

2018-04-11 | Full Review

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