Eric Schmidt, Former CEO of Google


Eric Schmidt is an American Businessman and Software engineer. Most well known for being the CEO of Google from 2001-2011. Forbes ranked him as the 119th richest person in the world. He’s currently serves as the chairman of the US Dept of Defense’s Defense INnovation Advisory Board

Schmidt was first introduced to bitcoin in 2011 by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. In a five-hour interview Assange posted on Wikileaks, Assange urged Schmidt to embrace bitcoin “because it’s going to be valuable someday.”

Twitter: @EricSchmidt


Eric Schmidt Bitcoin Quotes

  • “Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement, and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value” [source]
  • “As Bitcoin network grows the value of Bitcoin grows. As people move into Bitcoin for payments and receipts they stop using US Dollar, Euros, and Chinese Yuan which in the long-term devalues these currencies” [source]
  • Whatever you think of BitCoin, it’s eye-popping to see it exceed $10000 per ‘coin’ [source]
  • “Today, blockchain is a great platform for bitcoin and other currencies. And it’s a great platform for private banking transactions where people don’t trust each other.” [source]


Involvement with Bitcoin

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Media Sources

  • Eric Schmidt discussing Bitcoin at a conference in 2014 [source]
  • Conversations with Tyler 2018 Podcast with Eric Schmidt [source]
  • Transcript of a secret meeting in 2011 where Julian Assange pitches Bitcoin to Eric Schmidt [source]

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