During an appearance on CNBC on Monday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak added his stamp of approval to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s prediction that Bitcoin will eventually achieve the goal of becoming a world currency. While Wozniak was unwilling to make a similar claim, he did suggest that he hoped Dorsey’s prediction comes true:
"I buy into what Jack Dorsey says, not that I necessarily believe it's going to happen, but because I want it to be that way, that is so pure thinking."
Wozniak praised Bitcoin as a “pure” digital currency, and noted the progress that it has made without any centralized authority managing its growth:
"Bitcoin is mathematically defined, there is a certain quantity of bitcoin, there's a way it's distributed… and it's pure and there's no human running, there's no company running and it's just… growing and growing… and surviving, that to me says something that is natural and nature is more important than all our human conventions."
He also suggested that Bitcoin remains the only “pure” cryptocurrency, since other digital currencies have de-emphasized many of the different attributes that make Bitcoin unique. He called Bitcoin “pure digital gold” and said, “I totally buy into that.”