Jack Dorsey says bitcoin will be a big part of Twitter’s future – TechCrunch

by Jeremy

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed to investors that bitcoin would be a “big part” of the company’s future, as he sees opportunities to integrate the cryptocurrency into existing Twitter products and services, including commerce, subscriptions, and other new additions like the Twitter Tip Jar and Super Follows. Dorsey has been a staunch bitcoin advocate for years, but how it would be put into action on Twitter’s platform had not yet been spelled out. However, Dorsey has often publicly touted the cryptocurrency, saying it reminds him of the “early days of the internet.

That there wasn’t “anything more important” in his life for him to work on. More recently, Dorsey launched a $23.6 million bitcoin fund with Jay Z and announced plans to lead his other company Square into the decentralized financial services market by way of bitcoin. Square also this year acquired a majority stake in Jay-Z’s TIDAL music service with an eye toward how blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies could change the music business.

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