With so many scams circulating the crypto scene, it seems even tech veteran and Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak has fallen victim. During the Times’ Global Business Summit, Wozniak stated he had 7 Bitcoins (current total of over $74,000 USD) stolen by selling them online. Once the 7 Bitcoin were purchased off Wozniak, the buyer cancelled the credit card payment. The credit card ended up being stolen, but it was too late regardless.
“Bitcoins to me was a currency that was not manipulated by the governments. It is mathematical, it is pure, it can’t be altered,” – Steve Wozniak.
Wozniak still remains a supporter of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies despite the loss. All though it is rightfully unknown how much Bitcoin Woz owns, his initial investment was purchased when Bitcoin was around $700 each. Earlier in the year Wozniak announced he would be selling his coins as he only purchased them as an experiment and did not want to “become one of those people that watches it, watches it and cares about the number”. Thats a considerable sentiment considering Wozniak has a network of over 100 million.