Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple, joins a company founded in Malta that seeks to implement a blockchain for more efficient use of energy.
Wozniak, speaking at an event on the island last Thursday, said he had invested in the EFFORCE project – which allows investors to support projects related to efficient energy use throughout the world – and was co-founder of this
According to information published in Malta Independent, Wozniak explained that the company intended increase the savings of money spent on energy, while helping the environment; factors that he thinks are important.
The use of blockchain, according to Wozniak, will bring an increase in energy use and in reducing consumption, without requiring users to change their habits. Computers add that the Malta government's enthusiasm for the blockchain is a key factor for the installation of companies in this country. In this case, one of the founders of another blockchain startup, Jacobo Visetti, said that Malta "is the freest country they can find in the world, in relation to new technology".
As suggested by Visetti, island nations located in the Mediterranean are very proactive as far as blockchain is concerned. A year ago, the Maltese government approved three bills related to cryptocurrency and blockchain, to attract business from this niche. This effort took effect, because, at present, the leading brokerage firms that are active, such as Binance and OKCoin, work in this country.
Wozniak began to get involved with the company related to blockchain use in August last year, when joined a startup focused on Equi Capital investment and said he was "amazed at the technology behind (cryptocurrency)."
Translation of articles written by Daniel Palmer for CoinDesk.