Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is planning to get “involved” in a blockchain project, in what he says is a “first” for him. The Woz discussed the move at the ChainXchange blockchain conference with NullTX on August 19.
“I like to keep up with things… Bitcoin caught my attention. It had so many unusual aspects for any technology I had ever heard of. Nobody is really known to be the creator. It doesn’t have any centralized [component]. It’s based on mathematics. There’s a certain number of Bitcoin that can ever exist… Mathematics to me is like nature. It’s much better than human beings… I trust those things of nature more than what man makes up. Man makes up currencies, controls them, issues new US dollars every year; Bitcoin was immune to that.”
Wozniak praised the benefits of the technology.
“I’m involved with, very soon, my first time being involved in a blockchain company. [It’s] called Equi… 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. We have one person in our group who has listed out a whole apartment building for Bitcoin… We might be starting up in Malta around the time of their blockchain conference. Some countries are very positive about [blockchain]the same way they were about electric vehicles.”
Wozniak compared the Ethereum platform to the Apple App Store. Saying both platforms allow companies and individuals to develop and run their own applications, saying “Ethereum provides the tools for a blockchain application of your own… I see more people using Ethereum that way.”