Jack Dorsey: Twitter Has No Interest in Creating Libra-Like Crypto



  • Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey stated that there are no plans for a platform-specific “Twitcoin” cryptocurrency, noting that he will instead focus on promoting Bitcoin (BTC).

    Open standards are better
    According to Australian news outlet The Sydney Morning Herald’s article published on Sept. 5, Dorsey is confident that Bitcoin is still the most likely candidate to beсome the internet's native currency. Twitter CEO noted:

    “I think open internet standards serve every person better than ones controlled or started by companies.”

    Nobody understands the global economy
    Dorsey visited Melbourne to take part in the launch of Square Terminal, a new point-of-sale hardware device meant to offer an alternative to the ones provided by banks. He also expressed his ideas about banks and the economy in general:

    “Banks' control, authority and practices are a global phenomenon, but I think it's really acute here in Australia. [...] We're always heading into a recession, and we're always heading out of one, and anyone who offers an opinion on this is fooling themselves. [...] There's no one person on this planet that understands the global economy.”

    Dorsey also noted that he does not consider the idea of following the example of Facebook’s Libra and releasing a crypto dedicated to Twitter, and that he prefers using existing open standards such as Bitcoin.

    Bitcoin is the best bet
    Square’s mobile payments application CashApp rolled out BTC deposits in June. According to the data released in August, the company has generated $125 million in Bitcoin revenue in Q2 2019. Dorsey praised the first cryptocurrency:

    “I think [Bitcoin's] the best bet because it's been the most resilient, it's around for 10 years, it has a great brand and it's been tested a bunch. [...] As I look at all cryptocurrencies that could fill that role of being the native currency for the internet, [Bitcoin is] a pretty high probability.”

    As Cointelegraph reported in August, Square’s cryptocurrency-focused branch Square Crypto hired Blockstream co-founder and Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo.

    https://cointelegraph.com/news/jack-dorsey-twitter-has-no-interest-in-creating-libra-like-crypto



  • Would've thought they'd go ahead with Twitcoin.



  • Perhaps there is some truth in his words. Could bitcoin be the 'it' thing?



  • That's what they say now. It could change in the future.



  • I do agree that bitcoin's resilient. It's been through a lot in the past decade.



  • Maybe they're planning for their own crypto in the future. Maybe they're unsure how theirs would go if they launched it now.



  • @elixir it has. Even now it's going through some stuff.



  • @hola55 pretty cute name. Easy to remember and distinguish from others.



  • While he has his own stand, it's not that difficult to see why Facebook's taking the plunge and creating Libra.



  • @harrypotter Doesn't sound impossible. Let others test the waters first before we take the plunge ourselves.



  • @harrypotter It is. One look and people would've guessed it right.



  • @harrypotter Up and down and up and down. A rollercoaster ride.


 

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