American venture capital investor and Blockchain industry influencer Tim Draper claimed that Bitcoin (BTC) is “bigger than the internet,” and several other major developments in human history, during the Intelligence Squared US debate in New York City this Saturday, CNBC reported today April 23.
During the debate – which Draper undertook alongside Overstock CEO and Bitcoin bull Patrick Byrne and against two crypto skeptics – the billionaire investor compared Bitcoin, and evidently Blockchain in general, to his early investments in Tesla, Hotmail, and Skype. He went further by stating that Bitcoin would be “bigger than all of those combined,” and that the scale and importance of Bitcoin and the technology behind it exceeds that of major technological developments in human history, saying:
“It’s bigger than the Iron Age, the Renaissance. It’s bigger than the Industrial Revolution.”
“In five years you are going to try to go buy coffee with fiat currency and they are going to laugh at you because you’re not using crypto. I believe that there will be a point at which you will no longer really want any of the fiat currency.”