Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Joins ‘Lightning Torch’ Bitcoin Awareness Game
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has become the latest to participate the on-going fad game of “Lightening Torch”, spreading awareness about Bitcoin.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Joins Lightening Torch Bitcoin Awareness Game
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has become the latest celebrity to join the “lightning torch” game, which is a latest Bitcoin payment experiment of passing on BTC and consequently spread awareness of the underlying technology of Bitcoin.
The “lightning torch” game requires a participant to add a little Bitcoin (BTC) to payment and pass it on to someone one trusts over Twitter. This is a unique payment based game that pledges to spread awareness about Bitcoin payments, which is believed to become the fastest and most scalable payment methods in the near future.
With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey joining the game, the payment has now
reached around 2,860,000 satoshis, which is approximately equal to US$100 at
press time. Till now around 150 people have joined this Bitcoin awareness
spreading game, which is believed to have become a global exercise by now.
Matt Odell, a cryptocurrency podcast host, is believed to have nudged the
Twitter CEO to participate in the Bitcoin awareness spreading “lightning torch”
game. Matt wrote to Dorsey on Twitter:
“You ready to carry the torch? Send me an invoice for 2,860,000 sats.”
Dorsey responded to Matt’s tweet next day. He posted a similar invoice
for requesting and retrieving a certain amount of funds. Once this was posted
by the Twitter CEO, the podcast host Matt Odell sent him the necessary funds.
“Cool example of #BitcoinTwitter experimenting on the lightning network.”
Twitter CEO didn’t hold the lightening torch for long period of time. He
passed it on to Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark.
The moot point of this game is to spread awareness of the Bitcoin technology as a suitable payment method. In fact, it seems Dorsey is a believer in Bitcoin technology. While responding to a user, he said he doesn’t hold any other cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin. Twitter CEO said:
is resilient. Bitcoin is principled. Bitcoin is native to internet ideals. And
it’s a great brand.”
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