After selling all his bitcoins for some peace of mind due to high price volatility, Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, now says he plans to be a part of of a blockchain project.
The information was published exclusively for NullTX during the ChainXchange blockchain conference held in Las Vegas between August 13th and 15th.
Woz said he was optimistic about the success of his new project because behind it is a specific financial base. This is not a type of bet as it usually happens in most ICOs, but rather involves sharing shares in a company that already has serious relationships with investors around the world:
"I'm involved, very soon, my first time was involved in a blockchain company. <…> Our approach is not like a new currency or something bogus in which an event will make it rise in value.It's a share of shares in a company This company is making investments from investors with huge track records in good investments in buildings such as condominiums in Dubai. "
Blockchain: Internet 2.0
For Wozniak, the project has value because it transcends the purely speculative dimension of current cryptocurrency. According to his perish, blockchain technologies have a huge but untapped potential for growth:
"It's so independent! It's a bit like the Internet when it was brand new … I was amazed by the technology that <…> I met people who work in real estate boulevards, types of Uber systems, everything we have in our lives, especially in transactions <…> Every single you have news of, for me, has a value. … Some people can see the value, which reminds me a lot of the early days of the internet. "
Wozniak no longer elaborated the project, nor the nature of his involvement (consultant, investor, evangelist, etc.). However, it is advisable to follow up because the support of a personality like Woz means that the initiative will enjoy a high level of credibility.
Wozniak believes in Ethereum?
Culminated by comparing the Ethereum blockchain as a sort of Apple App Store. Both platforms allow millions of companies to develop their applications and place them in a large market. The difference is that Ethereum does not centralize power over applications that run on its platform, an attribute that Apple continually and practices.
"Ethereum provides the tools for a blockchain application of one's own … I see more people who use Ethereum that way."