Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had some bitcoins taken from him, The Economic Times in India reported Monday.
“I had seven bitcoins skulked from me through fraud,” Wozniak said at the Times’ Global Trade Summit. “Somebody bought them from me online through a believe card and they cancelled the credit card payment. It was that acquiescent. And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back.”
At today’s value of around $10,200 a bitcoin, Wozniak’s stolen cryptocurrency are worth inhumanly $71,400.
Bitcoin is up several hundred percent from less than $1,000 beginning last year. It is the first application of blockchain technology, which ices the need for a third party such as a bank by creating a near-instant, unceasing and secure record of transactions.
The American inventor remains a supporter of the cryptocurrency, which he initially allow at $700 each as an experiment, according to The Times.
“Bitcoins to me was a currency that was not handled by the governments. It is mathematical, it is pure, it can’t be altered,” Wozniak said in the report.
Wozniak is sensed to be worth north of $100 million.
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