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Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z to give 500 BTC for Bitcoin development focusing Africa & India



Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z to give 500 BTC for Bitcoin development focusing Africa & India

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey and Jay-Z are giving 500 BTC for Bitcoin (BTC) development. According to Jack, the funds will go to a new endowment named ₿trust.

Initially, the focus will be on teams in Africa and India. Jack tweets, “JAY-Z and I are giving 500 BTC to a new endowment named ₿trust to fund Bitcoin development, initially focused on teams in Africa & India.”

“It‘ll be set up as a blind irrevocable trust, taking zero direction from us. We need 3 board members to start,” Jack Dorsey said.

Nischal Shetty, the founder and CEO of India’s most trusted cryptocurrency exchange WazirX said by quoting the tweet, “Amazing initiative for Indian developers. Such initiatives won’t be possible if India were to think of a crypto ban.”

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance was nominated for the post of board members but he declined.

He said, “Thanks for the nomination, but I am not a good candidate as I am dragged in a lot of different directions, too little time. Happy to make a donation once this is up and running though. Good luck Jack. Awesome work!”

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Ashish is a cryptocurrency journalist who has been passionately involved in the bitcoin space since 2016. His interests lie in bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.