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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z announce new trust for further Bitcoin development

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The question of whether a person should invest in Bitcoin is one that many people have been asking for the past few years. The cryptocurrency has seen massive growth again as of late, but due to the overall volitivity of its performance on the stock market, it hasn’t been a popular option for most investors. That and the absence of any credible actual worth and no clear regulation scares off most of the big players.

This was part of the reason Facebook set about creating its own cryptocurrency, where it tried to combine the strong potential of the currency format with an actual economy behind it.

Despite its efforts and all the other naysayers, Bitcoin has remained a big investment option and based on the most recent news from this past week, could easily grow even further as some companies are starting to really get behind it and build it into a legitimate economy.

Firstly, came the news that Elon Musk’s Tesla had invested $1.5 billion into Bitcoin along with plans to accept it as a payment method in the future. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, along with Jay Z, has announced a new trust where they have pledged 500 bitcoins (around R350 million currently) to support development teams in Africa and India to create technologies built around the currency to allow for better trading and payment methods in these markets.

Despite putting the money forward however, Dorsey and Jay-Z are not looking to get involved in the venture and are looking for board members to instead run the fund and look for those future tech superstars who are going to help build up Bitcoin’s potential future.

What this means though is that with more and more big players getting involved in trying to support Bitcoin as a viable trading currency, is that its economic value will continue to grow. Even though Bitcoin will remain highly speculative and volatile for now, with an actual functioning economy it should become increasingly more stable. Perhaps more importantly though, we could be seeing the next big step in the evolution of currency, moving away from the traditional way we are used to them and creating something that operates completely outside of the traditional regulatory spectrum.

Exciting times for the technology and how different our financial system could look in several years if more people continue to back cryptocurrencies as a valid form of trading. Don’t expect governments to take this lying down though and expect plenty of regulatory bills coming out around the world that will start to deal with how the different countries will legislate and (important for them) tax the different currencies.  

Last Updated: February 16, 2021


  1. Gavin Mannion

    February 16, 2021 at 08:31

    As someone who has a small investment in Bitcoin I hope this boosts the market.

    As a person who lives in the real world I think this cryptocurrency stuff is just garbage that people are pushing to enrich the few. It serves no real purpose


    • cloudzn

      February 16, 2021 at 10:21

      *puts tinfoil hat on*
      What if it’s a push for it to become a new universal global currency


      • Gavin Mannion

        February 16, 2021 at 10:59

        That can’t be used effectively in a fast transactional manner?

        /slaps stupid tinfoil hat of your head

        Not to mention everyone thinking they got one over on the elites and 1%’ers and are currently celebrating Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and Jay Z being part of it….


        • cloudzn

          February 17, 2021 at 05:34

          I don’t own any bitcoin, how long does it take to transact with it? For e.g paying for something online. I expect more big names to get involved in bitcoin soon… makes me even more sorry for the guy who lost a HDD full of bitcoins


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