Le Bitcoin est déjà mort… 203 fois. Les détenteurs de BTC seraient-ils tombés sur la tête ?
Merci à 99Bitcoins.com pour nous avoir permis de retrouver ces différentes citations, et avoir ainsi pu les mettre à la disposition de la communauté francophone.
Elles seront très prochainement traduites dans leur ensemble.
Morts par année
2017 : 85
2016 : 28
2015 : 39
2014 : 28
2013 : 15
2012 : 1
2011 : 6
2010 : 1
Nécrologie du Bitcoin
Now enter crypto currencies. Not only will they never become money – a general medium of exchange – as gold and silver once were and will become once again, but cryptos lack the necessary requirements to be money.
Panos Mourdoukoutas : « Sadly for Bitcoin enthusiasts, the day Bitcoin replaces national currencies will never come. Big governments have the power to crush Bitcoin before Bitcoin crushes them. Still, the digital currency won’t disappear. The technology behind it is far too powerful to be controlled by big government. Bitcoin will return back to its old role : a collectible currency for tech savvy enthusiasts. »
“Le “Bitcoin Bear” Peter Schiff récidive : même à 4 000 dollars, c’est toujours une bulle ” – Coindesk | 4 461,53 $
There’s certainly a lot of bullishness about bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and that’s the case with bubbles in general. The psychology of bubbles fuels it. You just become more convinced that it’s going to work. And the higher the price goes, the more convinced you become that you’re right. But it’s not going up because it’s going to work. It’s going up because of speculation…. What it comes down to is that bitcoin ain’t money…The main benefit of bitcoin – the only segment of society where it’s used for something other than speculation – is crime…. This is a speculative frenzy. Right now, this is a bubble. It’s a cult. When you’re in it, obviously you need more people to believe in it, because the price can only go up if other people buy in. In that sense it’s a natural Ponzi scheme – a lot of it is just plain greed.
“Un seul Bitcoin vaut 4 000 $ – Voici pourquoi vous ne devriez pas en posséder un” – Forbes | 4,179,97 $
Adam Hartung : « This is why almost none of us should own Bitcoins. Bitcoin value has multiple weaknesses. Someone could hack the blockchain, create more Bitcoins and manipulate the value or sell the illegitimate Bitcoins and abscond with the buyers’ dollars. Or groups of users can place large buys and sells of Bitcoins, manipulating their value, because there are no controls. Or Bitcoin users could simply start using other crypto-currencies or traditional government-issued currencies and the market could fold completely, making Bitcoins worthless, as has happened to other crypto-currencies. Any one, or all, of these things could happen at any moment. Unless you are a professional trader, or you simply want to gamble, stay away from Bitcoins. They have no inherent value, because they are a currency which represents value rather than having value themselves. »
Ladies and Gentlemen, i present the obvious Death of Bitcoin. After the next smooth journey to moon, or the next journey to let’s say $5,000, $7,000 $10,000 (?) the bitcoin will die a sudden death (and with it many more). This will be the point where greed will win over reason, being the moment all the world will see the bitcoin fail within the next few months. Probably in November or December, just my guess.
How can you buy a house, how can buy a car, how can you buy Starbucks with bitcoin when price is going to fluctuate as dramatically as it has. This looks to me like… very much.. you can take the chart of bitcoin and apply it against the tulip bulb mania of the 15th century and the patterns look exactly the same. We shall walk in one day, there will be some hardware or software problem where there will be no ability to trade and […] 1% [of your portfolio]is probably […] too high as far as I am concerned to own bitcoin. It is a punter’s dream. I give them credit for that. It is something I will absolutely stay from, have stayed away from
“Le Bitcoin vient de dépasser les 4000 $, et s’approche du plus grand crash financier de ces 400 dernières années” – The Street | 4 061,54 $
Ken Goldberg :« Some have likened the cryptocurrency market to the Internet sector in 1999. While there was little doubt then, and clear evidence since, that those companies would take over the planet, the two Nasdaq indices fell an average of 90% in the 30 months ending 2002. This time, the bitcoin mania, which has dwarfed even the Tulip Bulb lunacy, should become the posterchild graduate school case study for not only finance, but also psychology, sociology, and perhaps other disciplines. Ironically, for lacking discipline ! Friends don’t let friends hold bitcoin below $2,900, the line in the sand of sell-stop protection. Otherwise, in the near future, one could be wishing they’d sold this $3,500 zone, as bitcoin breaks under $35, with growing potential for $3.50. »
Hamilton Nolan : « All these imaginary “digital currencies” are just made up fake things…. What is Bitcoin ? Nobody knows. I do not mean that nobody can offer a string of plausible-sounding words that seem at a glance as if they are describing a real thing, and apply those words to Bitcoin or even to “Ethereum” or any other “digital coin” that is “mined” on a computer (fake). I mean that none of it makes any sense…. On your computer you have a Bitcoin. Its value fluctuates wildly from month to month. You have no idea what you will be able to exchange it for tomorrow. You can’t buy a burrito with it anywhere. It is fake… Instead of telling me computer words about what these digital currencies are, tell me this : Is it better than cash ? That I hold in my hand ? That buys me a burrito ? That buys me a basketball ? That buys me a house ? That buys me a fighter jet ? Is it better than that ? No it is not… Laugh your haughty laugh all you want. Enjoy calling me ignorant. I have a burrito and all you have is “code.” Yeah—code for “idiot.”
Frank Stocker : « …this ultimately proves that the digital coins have no future. Bitcoin will fail. This currency will not survive because it has long ceased to serve its original purpose.Rather, it has become a place of completely unleashed speculation, in which criminals and deceivers feel comfortable. »
Alasdair Macleod : « While cryptocurrencies can claim a free-market origin, and their creators might think for that reason they are superior to state money, they fail the regression test and so cannot claim to be catallactic… For now, the development of this bubble is in the hands of a speculating public, who periodically see manias as a failsafe way to make money. But the answer to the question posed in this article’s headline is that cryptocurrencies are not money and never will be. »
Bitcoin is worthless…Bitcoin can never be a currency under its current model… Bitcoin is not special, nor does it serve any purpose should have us demand its very existence…. Bitcoin has no utility other than to provide the exhilaration of a higher price. As with all fundamentally worthless assets, someone will be left holding the bag.
If you have not sold your BCH you will not be affected as BCH will become the new BTC. For the rest there are winners and losers. BTC will have no value. The war is ended, but not in any way we wished or planned. We must all now be magnanimous and humble as we pick up the pieces.
“L’investisseur milliardaire déclare que les crypto-monnaies ‘ne sont pas réelles”” – Business Insider | 2533,79 $
Howard Marks, billionaire investor and founder of Oaktree Capital Management is adamant about his stance on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, Ether and others : “They’re not real.” “Some people are eager to speculate on digital currency for profit,” he writes. “Others want to put a little money into these to-date-profitable phenomena rather than run the risk of missing out. But they’re not real!”
“Les plus grands blogueurs finance révèlent leurs positions concernant le Bitcoin et les crypto-monnaies” – Market Watch | 2775,26 $
Jared Dillian et Wold Richter :“People are comparing bitcoin to tulip bulbs. I think those comparisons are apt,” he said. “But at least with tulips, you had something tangible — a plant.” Wolf Richter of the Wolf Street blog isn’t going anywhere near it, either. “There are no fundamentals to consider because there are no fundamentals with bitcoin,” he explained. “You’re participating in a system where the only hope is that someone even more enthusiastic will buy it from you at a higher price.”
Morgan Stanley : « A research note out Wednesday by a group of analysts at Morgan Stanley led by James E Faucette said “bitcoin acceptance is virtually zero and shrinking,” despite its impressive appreciation. »
״Voici pourquoi les investisseurs feraient mieux d’ignorer la frénésie autour des crypto-monnaies״ – Investopedia | 2,594.21 $
Landon D. Whaley : « I’ve seen enough cryptocurrency stories over the last few weeks to last me a lifetime, especially about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is not a store of value, and it’s not a reasonable investment candidate. You’ve been warned ! Bitcoin isn’t a currency, it’s not a store of value and it’s certainly not worthy of investment. Cryptocurrencies are the 2017 version of Dutch tulips, pure and simple. »
James Rickards : « We now have enough information on cryptocurrencies to conclude that Bitcoin = Betamax, and Ethereum = VHS. One wins, but both soon obsolete. »
Paulo Santos : « Bitcoin can’t serve as a currency… The Bitcoin Investment Trust still trades at a large premium to this failed currency. »
Brett Arends : « Cryptocurrencies, or cyber currencies, which have been in a massive financial mania until their sudden sell-off this week, have two actual uses : online gambling and money laundering. Neither is the heart of a major business model. But that’s it….. Online currencies are hardly a “store of value” when they have fallen about 30% in a week. »
This revolutionary digital infrastructure will soon be able to process billions more transactions than Bitcoin ever has. It may well be a Bitcoin killer or at best, provide the framework for how blockchain technology could be applied in the real world.
I think it’s in a bubble. I just don’t know when or how much it corrects. When everyone is bragging about how easy they are making $=bubble Anyone anywhere can buy a stock. #crypto is like gold. More religion than asset. Except of course gold makes nice jewelry. #crypto notsomuch
Bitcoin is a bubble. The Bitcoin bubble will pop. Nobody knows when it will pop, but it will…Bitcoin has no intrinsic value or utility…That’s why Bitcoin is the second worst currency in the world.
“Quel est le juste prix du Bitcoin et des autres crypto-monnaies ? Zéro.” – Jonathan Harris | 2262,83 $
Cryptocurrencies do not belong in any investment portfolio. I say this as a Chartered Financial Analyst with 20 years experience who understands the underlying math and the economic issues involved. Fundamentally, Bitcoin has no value… Bitcoin acceptance by consumers is unlikely…
“This is a global ponzi scheme and that’s the end of it. …You don’t have to be Einstein to see that a super-national currency like this fundamentally undermines the power of authoritarian states like China, not to mention liberal democracies as well. If you can tell me where that risk leads then you are Albert Einstein… Play it, own it, do what you like with it, but always remember that it is nothing more that an intrinsically worthless global pyramid scheme that could collapse at any moment.”
John Lohr : « Is it a good investment ? Stanford and Princeton say bitcoin has volatility seven times greater than gold, eight times greater than the S&P 500, and 18 times greater than the U.S. dollar. My answer:No. Some of the hype tossed by Bitcoin sellers include : Buy bitcoins with your IRA Seriously ? Sure, reverse mortgage your house while you’re at it… Still, some people will buy it as an “investment.” In my opinion, Monopoly money is safer. »
Matt Insley :« This is a story the mainstream media isn’t covering.And millennials aren’t going to get the memo either, before it’s too late. But, mark my words… This is the death of Bitcoin… Similar to the disruptive technologies I listed above, Bitcoin will undergo the standard lifecycle of development… and I believe that will include swift, sweeping government regulation. Similar to gun control, car insurance, cyber regulation and more… However, unlike most of those other technologies, I don’t think Bitcoin will survive this deathblow of regulation. »
Ray Blanco : « Book it. Bitcoin’s finished. The New York Times, on Saturday, I think it was… April 29, anyhow, said the hacker who tried to get a ransom from Netflix over the new episodes of that show… You and I had that lunch conversation last month you recorded. You asked me what tech trends I’m negative on. I mentioned bitcoin. I’d like to reiterate that. I’d like to double down on it…. Here’s a scenario. Some major hospital group gets hacked. Boeing gets hacked. Something big and important. Something where lives could be on the line. Not just episodes of a TV show. If that hacker demands payment in bitcoin, that’s it. Bitcoin’s cooked… Congress steps in. Passes layer upon layer of complex regulation and basically outlaws it. They outlaw digital currency and make it the same as human trafficking or something…. Bitcoin itself, it’s doomed. The end is near. Soon as Congress has a reason, they figure out how to shut it down. You mark my words. Too many banks have too much to lose. And if we know one thing, it’s that big banks and Congress are part of the same beast…. »
“L’ascension et la chute du Bitcoin (et l’arrivée d’un petit nouveau sur la blockchain)” – Forbes | 1234,36 $
Ben Lee : « I used to be an avid trader years ago, and my co-founder is as hardcore of a crypto-anarchist as they come. I would love nothing more than for bitcoin to succeed, but I believe it will die a slow and painful death and something else will come along to be its successor. »
Andrew Saks-McLeod : « Bitcoin, with all the noise and talk of large scale acquisitions, is just a playground for those wanting a quick buck and will never be part of the genuine electronic financial markets economy »
“Un économiste renommé explique pourquoi le Bitcoin ne constitue pas de l’argent” – BusinessInsider | 1185,01 $
Ann Pettifor : « The problem with a finite asset is that the economy is not finite, and if you have a limited amount of money to match this almost unlimited capacity of people in the economy to do things, money doesn’t work. »
Michael Nunez : « a small group of Chinese companies have effectively gained control of bitcoin, making it vulnerable to market manipulation. Add that on top of the fact that bitcoin exchanges are prone to collapsing (as they have in the past) and you have a digital currency that is, according to the Financial Times, essentially worthless. At least it’s good for entertainment. »
Economist William J. Luther said he doesn’t think the dollar will be challenged by the Bitcoin or any other digital currency any time soon….“I think we will adopt that technology in one way or another, that is we’ll use that technology to process dollar transactions,” Luther said. “Most people just aren’t interested in using some new money and so they won’t.”
Tom McClellan : « bitcoins are going to arrive in a few days at the equivalent of the Oct. 31, 2007 top in the Nasdaq. And shortly thereafter, they should see an echo of the 2008 bear market (again, assuming that the correlation continues). So if you are “holding” any Bitcoins (not that anyone can actually hold something so ethereal), your moment to exit and flee is rapidly approaching. »
“Voici pourquoi le Bitcoin ne deviendra jamais une monnaie — Il s’agit de quelque chose de bien plus étrange” – Wired | 931,62 $
Cade Metz : « But don’t let that big number fool you : this strange and controversial technology is no closer to becoming a mainstream currency. …Bitcoin is not something the average person will ever use to buy and sell stuff, they say, particularly in the US and other Western countries. The world just doesn’t need a dedicated digital currency. »
“Le Bitcoin dépasse les 1 000 $, mais le seul chiffre qui compte, c’est zéro” – Financial Times | 1034,34 $
As a phenomenon bitcoin has all the attributes of a pyramid scheme, requiring a constant influx of converts to push up the price, based on the promise of its use by future converts. So the ultimate value for bitcoin will be the same as all pyramid schemes : zero.
Bitcoin is a bubble that like Tulip, South Sea, Dot.com or Subprime will burst… Bitcoin was a great experiment that provided a lot of useful learning. But as with any previous technology : “It’s time for it to make way for a better designed, more compliant, and more secure system as a global digital currency. #ForceCoin.”
Now, Circle is bailing on bitcoin altogether. The company announced on Wednesday it is focusing on other things, and that its bitcoin customers can cash out or else transfer their accounts to another company, Coinbase, if they wish to keep buying and selling the cryptocurrency. The move is not entirely surprising as the hype around bitcoin subsided long ago, and the digital currency remains a niche product for speculators or for clandestine online transactions.
“I think Bitcoin has stalled out,” said Nathaniel Popper, a reporter for the New York Times who wrote a book about Bitcoin in 2014. What went wrong ? The Bitcoin community has been hampered by a dysfunctional culture that has grown increasingly hostile toward experimentation. That has made it difficult for the Bitcoin network to keep up with changing market demands.
“Our view is that we’re still in the really early stages of the technology and its development. It’s highly unlikely that any of us will be using Bitcoin in five or ten years. In the same way that – how many of us use NCSA Mosaic or Netscape Navigator?” Allaire went on to say that bitcoin is likely doomed for two reasons : lack of regulations and, surprisingly, inconsistent use. Despite all we hear about activity in China and its ongoing acceptance rate, Allaire says when you really stop and look at how often bitcoin is used throughout the world, it’s nothing to get excited about. In the long run, fiat remains far more popular than bitcoin, and digital currency could phase out sooner rather than later.
It’s still a good reason not to use Bitcoin as a hedge against the expected market sell-off an electoral victory by Donald Trump would entail. There are other reasons, too. For one, Bitcoin is quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Bitcoin will expire the very day the first quantum computer appears…. It will be doomed, Tomlinson says. Any disruption needs the consensus of the bitcoin community and that can’t even be realized when it comes to thetransaction limit problem . That’s a relatively simple problem compared to redoing the entire digital signature method. It’s probably impossible, so bitcoin has had it.
Cryptocurrencies are dead. Long live cryptocurrencies !
The cryptoanarchists’ revolution is over. Condolences. The victorious cryptocapitalists’ advice is : Do what your parents did ! Get a job, sir, at UBS,Deutshe Bank, Santander or BNY Mellon. Even JPMorgan Chase.
The deadlock between competing corners of the Bitcoin community when it comes to hard forking, in contrast, spells doom for the currency, according to Tual. “As long as that’s true, Bitcoin will never evolve, and it will die, because what doesn’t evolve dies.”
Russo’s glaring point remains, Bitcoin has created a class hierarchy divided by computational power. The cryptocurrency as is can not deliver on the promises of decentralization, anonymity, or full control over property. And I agree with him.
“Le cours du Bitcoin flambe à nouveau — Mais il n’intéresse désormais plus beaucoup” – WSJ | 577,14 $
Lack of media and public interest bode poorly for the long-term future of the virtual currency, even though it has regained much of the value it lost in 2014…. But the rest of the world appears to have lost interest. That’s not great for the long-term use of bitcoin and the fans who want to see it become a widely-used medium of exchange. With the currency currently dependent on notoriously-fickle Chinese retail investors, they would surely swap a gain in global popularity over a short-term rally in value. Right now, the virtual currency just seems to have lost its “cool.”
…However, we’re rather less optimistic about the prospects for Bitcoin. We’re sure that the blockchain will be used to do some interesting things, although pretty certain that it will be a less clunky version of it which is. Bitcoin itself we don’t think is going that far. And we’re really pretty sure that it’s not about to eviscerate banking
“Le Bitcoin pourrait être en train de périr, mais la technologie qui se cache derrière lui survivra” – Forbes | 442,88 $
despite the libertarian fantasies that were being bandied about at the time, Bitcoin was unlikely to ever be a mainstream currency. Now it seems that Bitcoin is indeed collapsing and key figures in the community are starting to back away from it. The reasons for Bitcoin’s failure are many, including poor governance, a lack of technological infrastructure and infighting within its community. Besides, as I noted in my previous article, the fact that sovereign governments have the power to tax in their own currencies always made a Bitcoin takeover unlikely.
If you ask Taavet Hinrikus, CEO of international-payments app TransferWise, “Bitcoin, I think we can say, is dead. There is no traction, no one is using bitcoin. The bitcoin experiment, I think we can say, is over.”
At this point in the bitcoin lifecycle, the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) and naysaying we’ve been hearing is mostly true. The network is abysmally slow. The use cases are half-baked and consumers will receive no implicit benefit from bitcoin over, say, swiping their Visa card. The bitcoin 1.0 experiment is, in short, over.