The co-founder of the company Apple, Steve Wozniak, was this Thursday in favor of the bitcoin virtual currency which he described as “the most surprising mathematical miracle” and which he said is “better than gold” because this precious metal “you have to look for it and it is limited.”
I don’t invest in bitcoin, but I believe in it for the future,” he said in a meeting with young Mexicans attending the Talent Land innovation festival, which takes place virtually in the western city of Guadalajara and concludes this Friday.
Bitcoin is the most widely used cryptocurrency currently in the world. At the end of June, the Bank of Mexico, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) warned about the risks of using “virtual assets” such as cryptocurrencies and clarified that they are prohibited in the country.
During his participation in the festival, the American entrepreneur chatted with previously selected high school students whom he encouraged to continue on the path of innovation and to enhance their talent. When asked by young people, Wozniak said that technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality should serve to help people and improve the human experience.
“I hope that all of this will change people’s lives for the better and that the human experience will be better because of it, but I don’t see myself happening now,” he said.
The entrepreneur and philanthropist said that in Latin America there is a lot of talent and emphasized that more educational programs must be created so that they can work hard and make a difference in the area of technologies.
Wozniak also spoke out against racism and said that people should be more important than laws and political issues regardless of where they come from, giving as an example the Silicon Valley region of California, where people from all over the world come to work with the intention of contributing their knowledge and talent.
“It’s part of the world, but it’s unfair. People need to be treated more equally,” he said.
In addition, he advised young people to be honest and seek excellence to make a difference among others.