###### “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it
work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat
currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and
transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a
fraction in reserve.”

### - Satoshi Nakamoto (Anonymous)

##### First Contributor Of Bitcoin

###### “What Ethereum intends to provide is a blockchain with a built-in fully fledged
Turing-complete programming language that can be used to create “contracts” that can be used to
encode arbitrary state transition functions, allowing users to create any of the systems described
above, as well as many others that we have not yet imagined, simply by writing up the logic in
a few lines of code.”

### - Vitalik Buterin (31/1/1994)

##### Co-Founder, Ethereum

###### “The blockchain paradigm when coupled with cryptographically-secured transactions
has demonstrated its utility through a number of projects, not least Bitcoin.
Each such project can be seen as a simple application on a decentralised, but
singleton, compute resource. We can call this paradigm a transactional singleton machine
with shared-state.”

### - Gavin Wood (4/1980)

##### Cofounder, Ethereum

###### “Consensus can not be reached by a master deterministic algorithm. A master deterministic
algorithm is like the Maxwell's demon, it can reach consensus without dumping entropy.
Fish-Lynch-Patterson impossibily theorem is morally equivalent to the second law of thermodynamics.
The Blockchain system can reach robust consensus by computing mathematical hash functions, it
achieves a consensus state of low entropy by dumping extra entropy through proof of work.”

### - Shoucheng Zhang (1963)

##### Condensed Matter Physicist, Discovered Chiral Majorana Fermion

###### “Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between
things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able fully to appreciate, to feel,
to seize the unseen, the unconscious.”

### - Ada Lovelace (10/12/1815 – 27/11/1852)

##### English Mathematician

###### “It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not
take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to
sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take
control.”

### - Alan Turing (23/6/1912 – 7/6/1954)

##### British Mathematician And Cryptographer, Father Of Artificial Intelligence

###### “We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed
to our method of questioning.”

### - Werner Heisenberg (5/12/1901 – 1/2/1976)

##### German Theoretical Physicist, Founder Of Matrix Mechanics and String Theory

###### “As a consequence of supersymmetry the simple matrix model is rich enough to describe
the properties of the entire Fock space of massless well separated particles of the supergravity
theory. ”

### - M Theory As A Matrix Model: A Conjecture (7/10/1996)

##### T. Banks, W. Fischler, S.H. Shenker, L. Susskind

###### “On what grounds do we infer the reality say of the table on which I am writing? I
understand that one can consistently maintain the view, called solipsism, that physical
objects have no reality; i.e., that the sole reality is my sensations. In fact, one does
not prove the existence of an external world, one postulates it.”

### - Haskell Brook Curry (12/9/1900 – 1/9/1982)

##### American mathematician and logician

###### “You don't have absolute certainty, you only have probabilistic certainty, but you
could get that probability to be as close as you want.”

### - Eli Ben-Sasson

##### Technion Professor, Computer Scientist, Cofounder of Zcash, SCIPR lab and Starkware