Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak was the victim of fraud and lost their bitcoins

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak was the victim of fraud and lost their bitcoins

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak has long been a fan of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, explaining their attachment to their transparency and appeal in a manipulative world. Bitcoin trading helped it to increase the already quite substantial wealth. Unfortunately, Steve became a victim of fraud and lost their bitcoin savings.


Wozniak bought a Bitcoin for $ 700. This purchase resulted in a huge profit when a leading cryptocurrency skyrocketed in price. Steve realized — Bitcoin and digital currency attracted due to its decentralized and apolitical properties:

Bitcoins were a currency, which governments are not manipulated. It is something mathematical, pure… unchanged

However, he had to learn one important lesson, which is taught cryptocurrencies — they can’t be stolen.

Ingenious scheme, which swindled is not a foolish man, also will not name. At a business summit in India, he told the story of the theft:

I had seven bitcoins, which were stolen in the most impudent manner. Someone bought them from me online using a stolen credit card and then cancelled the payment. It was so easy! And the return of bitcoins is now impossible.

At the time of writing the publication of the material seven bitcoins are almost 75 000 USD.

But the incident is not upset with Steve. Apparently, then for $700 he bought a large number of bitcoins, and then very successfully sold them at 20,000, so the loss of a multimillionaire presumably minimal. And he himself never saw himself in the role of an investor in Bitcoin.

“I kept bitcoins to one day while traveling to be able to use credit cards, wallets or cash. I dreamt that I was going to do it all with Bitcoin. I made a list of hotels and organizations that accept Bitcoin. But it’s still very difficult. I even tried to buy things online with bitcoin. And tried to trade the digital currency on the stock exchange”

Don’t worry, Mr. Wozniak. The adoption soon.

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