Steve Wozniak Compares Ethereum To Apple In Early Days
Steve Wozniak, the 68 year old computer engineer and co-founder of Apple, has stated that he is collaborating with Equi Capital, an investment-focused firm. Notably, Wozniak will be working with blockchain technology for the first time. The information was revealed by Wozniak while giving an exclusive interview to NullTX.
Wozniak did not divulge further details about his role in the startup. However, he indicated that Equi Capital may register in Malta, a blockchain-friendly country that continues to attract startup investments in the cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology space.
Wozniak, or Woz as he is popularly known as, expressed the following opinion about Bitcoin to NullTX
“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.”
Steve Wozniak, who played a major role in the building of Apple I computer as well as a primary contributor to the Apple II, is perceived as a forefather of the third technological revolution, which resulted in the computing and the internet era.
Woz, who invented universal remote, also compared Ethereum project to that of Apple in its early years. He feels that Ethereum is similar to Apple in the sense that thousands of companies are using its blockchain platform to develop their own applications. Wozniak sees Bitcoin as the digital gold of the blockchain sector, but considers Ethereum as the indispensible blockchain that provides the requisite tools and platform to build decentralized applications. NullTX has quoted Wozniak as saying “I see more people using Ethereum that way.”
Woz even compared cryptocurrency sector to early days of internet.
“It’s kind of like the internet when it was brand new… I was amazed at the technology behind it. People startup companies that do other things in life. I’ve encountered people working in real estate avenues, types of Uber systems, everything we’ve got in our life, especially involving transactions – retail sales, car sales, manufacturing of goods… working on Bitcoin applications… and they all have value. 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.”