Steve Wozniak: Ethereum Like an Early Apple

Avi Rosten
  • Talking at the WeAreDevelopers conference in Vienna, the tech guru explained that Ethereum's potential as a platform reminded him of an early Apple
  • Although he does not hold much crypto himself, Wozniak sees a bright future for the platform

Tech legend and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has recently compared Ethereum to Apple in the 1970s.

During an interevirew at the WeAreDevelopers conference in Vienna, Wozniak was very optimistic about the technology underpinning ethereum and compared it to the world’s most valuable company’s early roots:

“Ethereum interests me because it can do things and because it's a platform. When we started Apple, our Apple 2 computer was a platform. Here’s all the documentation, open source, you can see how you develop parts, look at the examples we have done. How to develop software, how to modify the softwares in here.It was a platform for others, so thousands of companies started up. Sometimes high school kids started their own company, and then they’d put up little ads in little electronic journals, ads for my product, for the Apple 2.”

Steve Wozniak

Continuing with the comparison, Wozniak explained that the innovation that changed his life the most wasn’t the iphone but the App store - because of its potential as a platform.

While he personally divested himself of much of his crypto holdings a few months ago, the tech guru still says he owns 1 BTC and 2 ETH “so I can experiment with paying for different things."

Praise for Ethereum

This latest endorsement of Ethereum has been repeated often by those within and outside the crypto world.

Earlier today, William Mougayar, author of "The Business Blockchain," and CIO of new blockchain investment firm JM3 Capital - said he sees Ethereum one day overtaking bitcoin as it has the “largest ecosystem” - while Reddit founder and CEO Alex Ohanian recently commented that he sees ETH hitting $15,000 by the year’s end.