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Jack Dorsey wants to overcome poverty with Bitcoin
Jack Dorsey wants to overcome poverty with Bitcoin
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Jack Dorsey wants to overcome poverty with Bitcoin

By Vincenzo Cacioppoli - 21 Feb 2022

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Jack Dorsey, the charismatic founder of Twitter, has always believed in the enormous power of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency as a revolutionary tool for global finance. 

Bitcoin is key for Jack Dorsey

On his social network, he had a chat a few days ago in which he discussed the implications of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) strategy powered by Bitcoin (BTC) with US Congressional candidate Aarika Rhodes.

“Obscurity of information forces and incentivizes people to negative (financial) behaviors that don’t work for them, their community or family”,

said Dorsey, who sees the decentralization of Bitcoin as a disruptive weapon to overcome the excessive power of the world’s big financial powers.

UBI would consist of providing a basic income to cover one’s basic living needs. Dorsey considers Bitcoin fundamental to his project because it will make operations transparent, “because the code is transparent, the policy is transparent. Just that action of owning it (BTC) will change people’s mindsets in fundamental ways that are net positive and compounds throughout their communities, and encourages other actions like sellers and merchants around them doing similar things”.

He is so convinced of this that in a recent interview with the CEO of MicroStrategy Michael Saylor, Dorsey also said that Facebook should adopt for its new creature, an open protocol like Bitcoin, and leave aside its plan to create a new, non-decentralized digital currency.

Jack Dorsey
Bitcoin fundamental for Dorsey projects

Bitcoin’s problems

Dorsey, because of his extreme conviction in the Bitcoin project, also recognizes that it still has weaknesses that must be overcome if it is to increase the adoption of cryptocurrencies in the real world. The first issue is clearly related to the high energy consumption of mining.

“Mining needs to be more distributed”, Dorsey wrote in a tweet in October, when he first launched the idea. “The more decentralized it is, the more resilient the Bitcoin network becomes”.

In January, again on Twitter, Dorsey had announced a new project by his company Block to revolutionize Bitcoin mining. This project aims to make mining more open, accessible and sustainable.

Dorsey then spoke on several occasions about the excessive criticism surrounding Bitcoin and that it would slow down its adoption, precisely because the process of evangelizing the project had not yet been completed. 

The growing interest of these last months of big investors or venture capitalists in the new web.3, which is the one defined by the world related to digital assets, represents a big risk for the former CEO of Twitter, because it could lead to a sort of control over it by big financial investors, thus limiting its peculiar characteristic of decentralization.

Vincenzo Cacioppoli

Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.

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