BTC Wires: Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, is looking to get into the blockchain game, in what is a first for the billionaire. At a recent blockchain conference called the ChainXchange, which was held in Las Vegas from August 13-15, he said that he might get involved in a new blockchain project. This was first reported by NullTX news site on August 19.
Wozniak was all praises for the technology at the conference and he said:
“I’m involved with, very soon, my first time being involved in a blockchain company. <…> Our approach is not like a new currency, or something phony where an event will make it go up in value. It’s a share of stock, in a company. This company is doing investment by investors with huge track records in good investments in things like apartment buildings in Dubai.”
Comparing it to the internet, Wozniak expressed how fascinated he was with the technology. He stated:
“It’s so independent! It’s kind of like the internet when it was brand new… I was amazed at the technology behind it. <…> I’ve encountered people working in real estate avenues, types of Uber systems, everything we’ve got in our life, especially involving transactions <…> Every single one you hear about, to me, has value…. A few people can see the value, which reminds me very much of the early internet days.”
This supportive stance is a noticeable shift from Wozniak’s statements made earlier this spring, where he had called blockchain a “bubble”. Hence, it is still unclear where Wozniak stands with respect to blockchain. His thoughts on bitcoin however are consistently supportive, and he even went as far as to call it “the only digital gold” in an interview with CNBC on 4th June.
Wozniak also mentioned how Apple’s app store, which allows numerous developers to launch and run their own applications, is quite similar to Ethereum’s blockchain platform. He mentioned how he appreciates Ethereum’s services and how popular it is, because it provides developers with their own tools to develop new applications.