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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Now Plans A Bitcoin Wallet For Square, Says 'it Is For Everyone'

Jack Dorsey has announced on Friday that his company will make a hardware wallet for Bitcoin for the customers of Square, its digital payments services company.


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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Friday that his company will make a hardware wallet for Bitcoin for the customers of Square, its digital payments services company. 

In a tweet, Dorsey said, "The hardware wallet will be built entirely in the open, from software to hardware design, and in collaboration with the community."

"Bitcoin is for everyone. It's important to us to build an inclusive product that brings a non-custodial solution to the global market," he added.

In the following tweet, he said, "Safety is complicated. For any wallet product, we consider safety failures to stem from one of three types of events: availability failures (“sunken gold”), security failures (“pirated gold”), and discretionary actions (“confiscated gold”). What threats are we missing?"

As per a report, both Dorsey and rap artist Jay-Z announced to invest 500 bitcoins ( Rs 174 crore) in an endowment to fund Bitcoin development with a focus on India and Africa.

"Most people access the internet on mobile. Any solution we build must provide an excellent experience when using mobile, despite its shortcomings and liabilities. An uncompromising focus on mobile interaction is likely to include the most people," he explained. 

This comes after SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his electric car manufacturing company Tesla would stop accepting payments in Bitcoin. Musk stated that Bitcoin’s "increasing use of fossil fuels especially coal," harmed the environment and was the basis for his company’s decision. He also openly criticized Bitcoin mining on his Twitter account as he announced the decision. This had created a massive disruption in the cryptocurrency markets with the price of Bitcoin plummeting sharply over days. 

Jack Dorsey Heckled At Bitcoin 2021 Conference 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was heckled at the Bitcoin 2021 conference on Friday after one of the attendees accused him of 'undue censorship of free speech' on Twitter during the discussion. The attendee identified as Laura Loomer heckled Dorsey during the conference in Miami and accused him of being a 'giant hypocrite about censorship and freedom of speech. She also raised questions on Twitter's censorship rules alleging that Jack Dorsey was 'interfering' with people's rights. "Censorship is a human rights violation," she said.

Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey's address at Bitcoin 2021 conference came after he openly advocated support for the cryptocurrency saying that it “changes everything for the better.” He also added that he along with the others would  "forever" work to improve the cryptocurrency saying that “no single person or institution will be able to change it (cryptocurrency) or stop it."


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