Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was a guest of honor at the recent WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018, made some bold predictions about Ethereum that have caught a lot of attention. Wozniak says the Ethereum platform could very well become as big as Apple for it's variety of use applications.
Over the years, Steve Wozniak has become synonymous with personal computers and the man has solidified himself as a Silicon Valley icon. For those unfamiliar, it was Wozniak along with Steve Jobs that helped to make Apple a household name. Wozniak worked directly with Apple until 1985 and since then he has actively supported countless causes with his philanthropy efforts. Throughout his career, Wozniak has been invited to speak on a number of current technological trends, most recently the advances of blockchain technology.
While speaking at the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018, Wozniak spoke in part on cryptocurrencies, blockchain and his views regarding the future of the industry. He said that he’s a big proponent of Ethereum because, unlike Bitcoin, it's an actual platform. Wozniak even compared it to how Apple began.
"When we started Apple, our Apple 2 computer was a platform," Wozniak said while going over the details of how the computer was used by others. "The product that changed my life the most from Apple isn't the iPhone, it's the App Store. The apps that are in the app store. Third party apps developed by all the people with all the ideas all over the place. And that's an example of a platform."
Wozniak went a step further by saying Ethereum can likely become as big and as influential as Apple is today. (See video below starting at 10:44)
The WeAreDevelopers World Congress takes place in Vienna once a year and this year was held from May 16-18. The purpose of the event is to provide a fun way for developers to connect and share their insight and knowledge amongst each other and the attending audience. This year’s event attracted over 8000 people from over 70 countries.