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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says someone has stolen his bitcoins.

Jake Hill
Jake Hill

It was reported that 7 BTC owned by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was stolen by someone.

In Money 20/20 held last year in Las Vegas, he said “Bitcoins are better then gold and fake US dollars “, he calls the US dollar “fake” that the government can reprint anytime.

“Bitcoins to me was a currency that was not manipulated by the governments. It is mathematical, it is pure, it can’t be altered,” Wozniak said in the report.

According to Wozniak, someone purchased his 7 bitcoins online using a credit card, then canceled payment and 7 BTC will not come back. Also Credit card used to purchase the bitcoin seems to have been stolen. At today’s price the 7 BTC are worth roughly $71,400.

“I had seven bitcoins stolen from me through fraud,”

Wozniak said at the Times’ Global Business Summit.

“Somebody bought them from me online through a credit card and they cancelled the credit card payment. It was that easy. And it was from a stolen credit card number so you can never get it back.”

It has not been known how many bitcoins he possessed, but on the 2nd of this month he was reported to have sold all the bitcoins.

He said he was tired of worrying about prices from the intensities of volatility as reasons for the sale.

Source : CNBC


Jake Hill

Coming from a University Education in Computer Science, I am interested in blockchains and Bitcoin since 2014 and even mined at the time. The rumors of Bitcoin bubble made me run away, but I have com