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Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey’s Private Messages About Decentralizing Twitter

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey shared direct messages about creating a more decentralized version of Twitter shortly before Dorsey exited its board of directors earlier this year.  Those messages have now been publicly shared as part of a legal discovery process in Elon Musk’s battle to refrain from buying the social media platform. Here’s what they had to say.  An Open-Source Twitter On March 26th, Dorsey told Musk that a “new platform” would be required that does away with the...

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Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson Hits Back at Jack Dorsey Over PoS Debate

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s latest tweet did not sit well with the Cardano creator, Charles Hoskinson, who squarely aimed at the Bitcoin proponent and said the Merge will kick off an “era” where all proof-of-stake (PoS) networks will be unfairly categorized as being similar to Ethereum. His tweet read, “Now begins the Era of everyone assuming that all Proof of Stake works like Ethereum’s Proof of Stake. The maxis will attack Cardano for slashing and label all the...

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Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin Academy Airdrops $1000 in BTC to All Attendees

The first iteration of The Bitcoin Academy – Jack Dorsey and Jay Z’ (Shawn Carters) ‘s Bitcoin education program – has come to a close. After 12 weeks, the initiative ended by airdropping $1000 in Bitcoin to all participants who opted to receive a grant.  Jack and Jay Z’s Parting Gift As reported by Business Insider, the entire program, including the final airdrop, was personally funded by both Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey. Though it’s unclear exactly how many people received the...

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Over 10 Million CashApp Accounts Have Bought Bitcoin: Block’s Q1 Letter

More than 10 million people have now bought Bitcoin using Jack Dorsey’s CashApp, according to Block’s Q1 2022 shareholder letter. The app generated $624 million in gross profit for the company over that time, $43 million of which came from Bitcoin sales. Expanding Bitcoin Access The company states that it is focused on expanding awareness and access to Bitcoin among its customers, in order to bolster the network’s adoption. Block Head Jack Dorsey – who stepped down as CEO of...

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Jack Dorsey Responds to SBF’s Comments on Bitcoin Scaling and Proof of Work

Jack Dorsey was not pleased with FTX CEO Sam Bankman Fried (SBF)’s recent criticisms of Bitcoin’s viability as a payments system. The Block Head confronted him yesterday over his failure to acknowledge the lightning network and provided defense for the necessity of mining. SBF’s Interview The conflict began when SBF responded to some backlash over his comments about Bitcoin in an interview with the Financial Times. While he stood by his claim that Bitcoin cannot sustain high...

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Dorsey, Saylor and Others Pen Letter Claiming Crypto Mining Isn’t Damaging the Planet

Several bitcoin advocates – including Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame, Tom Lee from Fundstrat, and Michael Saylor (the CEO of MicroStrategy) – have penned a letter to congressional democrats who are asking that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) examine the effects of crypto mining on the planet. Crypto Mining Isn’t the Monster Everyone Thinks It Is The letter is aimed at getting these democrats to rescind their order to have the agency look at the emissions of said...

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Decentralized Social Media Project BlueSky Says it Is Independent of Twitter

BlueSky, a project funded by Twitter to build a decentralized standard for social media, has stated that the company is not controlled by the company following Elon Musk’s purchase. BlueSky Operates Independent of Twitter In a tweet thread on April 25, BlueSky stated that although it was funded by Twitter, the social media platform does not hold any controlling stake in the platform. BlueSky also clarified that Twitter’s funding came with one condition, that the project...

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Jack Dorsey’s Block Announced 47% Increase in Gross Profit in Q4 2021

Jack Dorsey’s fintech startup Block (formerly known as Square) disclosed its gross profit for Q4 2021 stood at $1.18 billion, which is an increase of 47% year over year. In addition, the company’s sellers have adopted more of Square’s ecosystem over time, the firm added. Exceeding Results The American financial services and digital payments company – Block, Inc. – announced its revenue for the past year totaled $4.42 billion. In comparison, analysts estimated this number to...

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Dorsey: BTC Should Have Been Zuckerberg’s Main Project

In a recent interview, Jack Dorsey – the man behind billion-dollar companies such as Square and Twitter – said that Mark Zuckerberg – the CEO of Facebook, now Meta – was wrong to try and start his own cryptocurrency venture, and he feels things would have been more successful if he had focused on bitcoin. Jack Dorsey Is Critical of Diem BTC is the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency. Dorsey has long been a fan, working to enhance trading through Square and...

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