What Does The Bible Say About Cryptocurrency

The Bible, the oldest and most treasured book in the world, does not explicitly mention cryptocurrency. However, the underlying principles and values that are part of the Christian faith can provide guidance and principles to be applied to cryptocurrency and its use. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with people investing in them and businesses accepting them as a valid method of payment. In response, there has been increasing interest and confusion as to what the Bible has to say about this new form of digital currency.

The Bible speaks of money in varying ways. From teaching on how to manage finances, to warning against the love of money, to emphasizing its lack of value, and encouraging the right stewarding of all resources. One of the primary values taught in the Bible is the idea of stewardship, or the responsible management of resources by humans. This can apply to managing one’s money, as well as the tech, data, and systems associated with cryptocurrency. This stewardship is a key to understanding the Bible’s take on cryptocurrency.

It is important for Christians to consider how cryptocurrencies could bring about positive change. Cryptocurrencies have the power to empower the unbanked by providing access to financial services, reduce transaction costs, and facilitate cross border payments more efficiently. People who trade in cryptocurrency must also obey local laws and regulations. A forward looking, responsible and biblical approach to cryptocurrency is to look at the potential positive impacts that could result if all aspects of the technology are used, while at the same time looking at the potential dangers of unchecked use.

Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin in particular, has been the target of scrutiny due to their propensity for criminal behavior. However, given their decentralized nature, it can be difficult to completely prevent this, but there are still measures that can be taken by individuals to protect themselves. The use of strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and secure wallets are all ways to protect one’s holdings. The Bible does not give any advice on these security measures, but it does emphasize being wise with one’s resources, and this same wisdom should be applied to the use of and protection of cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency can also bring up questions of greed and speculation. People who purchase cryptocurrency are often motivated by the hope of striking it rich and making great gains, but this should not be confused with true wealth. The Bible talks about the danger of loving money, and investing in cryptocurrencies simply to make a quick buck can be seen as a temptation to chase that wealth. True wealth comes from being content with what one has and being generous with what one can give. The Bible outlines these principles on numerous occasions, and they still apply to cryptocurrency.


When it comes to cryptocurrency, governments and financial institutions have taken a wide range of approaches. Some countries have embraced it, some have outlawed it, and some have embraced with certain conditions and regulations in place. Whatever the approach, the Bible is clear that it is the duty of humans to obey the laws of the authorities over them. Christians should wisely evaluate the regulations of each local jurisdiction before getting involved in any way.

For those countries that have chosen to regulate cryptocurrency to protect investors and guard against criminal activity, it’s important to understand that these regulations do not negate the stewardship that God has instructed believers to practice. It is still essential that investors understand the investment environment, how to secure their accounts, and what other protections they can take to ensure proper stewardship of the resources entrusted to them.

While the Bible does not specifically address cryptocurrency, it does provide principles that can be applied to it. Things such as being wise with one’s money, abiding by local laws, and shying away from greedy speculation still apply to this new form of digital currency. Any investor must always assess their risk, research the underlying asset and strive to do their due diligence in order to responsibly manage their resources.

Risk Management

When handling cryptocurrency investments, it is important to assess and manage risk. Factors such as political or economic instability, exchange rate fluctuations, volatility, among others can all influence the value of cryptocurrencies. These risks, along with fraud and scams, should all be taken into consideration before investing and trading in cryptocurrency.

The Bible also speaks of “testing the spirits” or trying to determine what is from God and what is from an evil source. This is important in cryptocurrency,as there are many scams set up to exploit the greed of investors. It is always important to research any potential investment and make sure it is legitimate before making any decisions.

Trading in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency is a volatile endeavor, and prices can soar up or down within days. Investors should always be mindful of the risks associated with these types of investments, and maintain close watch over the risks they take. In the same manner, any cryptocurrency investment should be taken with the same level of caution as one would any other form of investment.

Bribes and Corruption

The Bible speaks of the dangers of greed and corruption, warning against the use of their “outstretched hand” or bribery. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency with no one person or entity in control. This makes it difficult to track and ensure that all transactions are done legally and without corruption. It is important to be aware of the potential for bribery and corruption in cryptocurrency, and to abide by local laws and regulations in order to avoid any breach of the law.

Cryptocurrency is a novel concept that still carries some uncertainty for many people. But by applying the principles of the Bible, such as responsible stewardship and avoiding the temptation of greed and bribery, one can use the technology behind it ethically and safely.

Data Protection

As with any online transaction, it is important to take steps to protect the data associated with cryptocurrency transactions. This includes using a secure wallet, encrypting any stored data, and using two-factor authentication whenever possible. Additionally, it is important to never share any cryptocurrency information with anyone, as it can be used for malicious purposes.

In general, the same guidelines for data protection should be applied to any digital currency system. This is an area where the Bible’s teachings can be followed as they emphasize the importance of protecting one’s data and personal information. In addition, following the other stewardship taught in Scripture such as generosity and wise management of resources, will help believers use cryptocurrency responsibly.

God’s Will

The Bible encourages believers to seek God’s will in all that they do, and this applies to the use of cryptocurrency as well. God’s will is that believers use their resources and talents to glorify Him and bring about His kingdom. This means using any new technology in a way that is in line with God’s values and principles. By understanding the potential positive impact of cryptocurrency and knowing the risks and responsibilities associated with it, believers can ensure that their use of it is in line with His will.

Ultimately, the Bible does not explicitly address cryptocurrency, but it does provide guidance on the principles that can and should be applied to any new technology. From examining the concept of stewardship, to staying aware of the dangers of greed and bribery, to taking steps to protect one’s data, the Bible’s teachings can help people make wise decisions when investing and trading in cryptocurrency.

Marcos Reyna is a Christian author and speaker. He is dedicated to helping create disciples of Christ through spreading the power of the gospel to others. He has written several books and articles on a variety of theological topics, including matters of faith, worship, biblical studies, practical ethics, and social justice. A trained theologian and devotee of spiritual writing, Marcos has a mission to spread Christian love everywhere. He lives with his family in Nashville, TN where he spends his days encouraging others to seek Christ's grace in all things.

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