Jack Dorsey’s Spiral Announces Dev Kit For Lightning Network

Cementing his commitment to building on Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey’s “Spiral” (formerly “Square Crypto”) has released its Lightning Development Kit (LDK). The kit is available on GitHub and it helps people “build a lightning node without worrying about implementing low-level lightning logic correctly.” That means developers have received an easy-access resource for integrating Bitcoin payments into other apps. The Lightning Dev Kit Spiral announced its new coding library through a humorously presented video trailer on Monday. Its inspiration comes from an…

Jack Dorsey’s Square Rebrands To “Block” Days After Twitter Resignation

After stepping down as Twitter’s CEO, rumors flourished about Jack Dorsey doubling down on building the Bitcoin network. Greater evidence of those suspicions has just emerged.  Dorsey’s digital payments company “Square” just announced a Facebook-esque rebranding to “Block”. The Bitcoin community has interpreted this as a public commitment to Bitcoin's “blockchain”. Square Goes Three-Dimensional The financial services company revealed its new name in a Twitter thread earlier today. Apparently, the company is preparing to give “the full square brand” to…

Jack Dorsey Steps Down as Twitter CEO

After over 15 years since founding the company, billionaire Bitcoiner Jack Dorsey has announced his resignation as CEO of Twitter. As of today, the social media giant is led by former Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal. Meanwhile, Dorsey will serve as a member of the board until about May, before leaving Twitter entirely. Interestingly, his reasons for leaving are exactly what one would expect to hear from a Bitcoin maximalist. Freeing Twitter From its Founder’s Influence Earlier this morning, word…

Cryptos Drop With Bitcoin as After Threats From China – Twitter Rules Out Holding Bitcoin On Balance Sheet

Crypto markets are in the red after a 7-week rally. Major cryptos dropped with Bitcoin on Tuesday, down from record highs just a week ago. Bitcoin was down 7.3% in the last 24 hours. At one point, the largest crypto briefly dipped below $60,000, going as low as $58,702. It later rebounded, trading at around $60,550. At the same time, the largest smart contract crypto Ethereum dropped 9.2% to $4,287. Binance Coin dropped to $583, 9% down in the same period. Solana…

Jack Dorsey’s Square Considers Building A Global Bitcoin Mining System

Bitcoin-loving-billionaire Jack Dorsey is working on more projects to help protect and scale Bitcoin. His financial services company “Square” might start building consumer-friendly mining machines for use by the general population. Making Bitcoin Mining Accessible Dorsey announced his company’s plans over Twitter earlier today. He followed with a long thread explaining the current problems in the mining industry and why it needs reconstruction. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="911"] Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square. Source: New York Times[/caption] Twitter's CEO…

Twitter Launches Bitcoin Tipping Service for iOS

Twitter has finally launched its tipping service. The new feature should allow fans to easily reward content creators on the platform. Also, the service allows users to receive tips in Bitcoin. Receiving Tips in Bitcoin Twitter revealed the Tip Jar feature in May, near the height of the crypto industry’s total market cap. Also, they said that it would enable users to connect their Twitter accounts to more traditional payment platforms for rewards. These included Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Now Runs A Full Bitcoin Node

Twitter CEO and Bitcoin enthusiast Jack Dorsey have set up his bitcoin node to validate the bitcoin network's transactions. Dorsey shared an image on Twitter that showed the node in the synchronization phase alongside the quote "Running #bitcoin."  https://twitter.com/jack/status/1357588751757627393 To complete the synchronization with the Bitcoin blockchain, Dorsey will have to download the chain's entire history. Bitcoin blockchain has a total block size of around 325GB, and synchronization could take weeks to complete depending on the internet speed and computing…

Jack Dorsey’s Square Launches $10M Clean Energy Initiative For Bitcoin Mining

U.S.-based payment and financial services company Square Inc has announced a $10 million clean energy initiative for Bitcoin mining. The company disclosed this as part of its plans to go carbon neutral for its operations by 2030. According to the announcement, the Bitcoin Clean Energy Investment Initiative will support companies promoting green energy tech and renewable energy within the Bitcoin mining ecosystem. Square has also collaborated with Watershed as a measure in reducing the carbon footprint of the Bitcoin network.…

Jack Dorsey Promotes Bitcoin Donations for Nigerian Protests

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has endorsed the protests taking place in Nigeria against police brutality. In a tweet on October 14, Jack urged his followers to donate Bitcoin to the #endSarse campaign. He also shared a link to a special fund run by a group of Nigerian feminists fighting against police injustice in the nation. The protest began two weeks ago when thousands of youths took to the streets to protest against police brutality. This protest was focused on a special…

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