Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Reveals Plan To Join Blockchain Project
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is set to make a foray into blockchain for the first time ever. He announced this in an interview with NullTX news outlet at the end of the ChainXchange blockchain conference.
During the interview, Wozniak begins by expressing his fascination with Bitcoin, stating that it really caught his attention. He then talked about blockchain technology, and how it eluded him in the beginning.
“I didn’t understand it. It’s not something you understand in a day. You think about it, read more about it and how it works, and then you see how people actually start to use it, through the mining process and also the verification and, aha! It all adds up!”
The Apple co-founder also discussed fascination with blockchain technology and the value it has brought to the world.
He compared blockchain now to the internet in its early days. The technology has always amazed him, and its penetration into every aspect of human life cannot be understated.
He recalled encountering people involved in real estate, in sales, in types of Uber systems, and in manufacturing; virtually all aspects of life. And his conclusion has been that every one of these applications has value.
He then said:
“A few people can see the value, which reminds me very much of the early internet days.”
It is at this point that the Apple co-founder reveals his next move with regard to blockchain technology. He talks about being involved, for the very first time, in a blockchain project.
He reveals that it is going to happen very soon so he is likely already in discussions with one or more projects.
He goes on to give a glimpse of what the project will entail and how different it is going to be from many others seen in recent times.
“Our approach is not like a new currency or something phony where an event will make it go up in value.”
He said that the project will involve shares of company stocks. The new crypto project is also engaging investors who have solid track records when it comes to sound investments.
He revealed that one of the prime targets for the crypto will be Dubai, with its apartment buildings a particularly great attraction.
Wozniak also pointed out that the project will likely launch in Malta, somewhere around the pro-crypto state’s blockchain conference.
The publication also quotes Wozniak’s thoughts regarding the Ethereum (ETH) platform. He believes the Ethereum platform is being used in a similar manner to Apple and its App Store.
He notes that both are essential in allowing the development of thousands of applications.
There has been a complete turnaround in thought regarding blockchain from Wozniak. His praise of Ethereum and him saying that he sees more people utilizing it differs from his earlier remarks.
He once said that blockchain was a bubble, although his remarks also included an acknowledgment that blockchain was decentralized and trustless.
More interestingly, the Apple co-founder has remained steadfast in his assertion that Bitcoin (BTC) is digital gold.