Twitter's Jack Dorsey "passes the torch" in social Lighting Network game

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has "passed the torch" in a game that began on January 19. The game, started by user hodlonaut, has gone from user to user, each one adding 10,000 satoshis to the initial amount of 100,000 satoshis. The chain had grown to 2,860,000 satoshis when crypto podcast host Matt Odell sent a tweet to Jack Dorsey asking for a Lightning invoice.

Jack replied and the torch kept going, much to the jubilation of LN fans.

As we noted in October, Jack Dorsey and his other company, Square, have been at the forefront of cryptocurrency for years, culminating in an announcement that future versions of Square may allow crypto cash-outs.


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“The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin … probably over ten years, but it could go faster," Dorsey said in March 2018.

The torch will flame out when the LN invoice hits the theoretical limit of about $140. Until then, it looks like Jack is about to pay it forward - to Elizabeth Stark, co-founder of Lightning Labs.

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John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times. He runs the Technotopia podcast about a better future. He has written five books including the best book on blogging, Bloggers Boot Camp, and a book about the most expensive timepiece ever made, Marie Antoinette’s Watch. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Disclosure: Biggs owns and maintains cryptocurrencies in a private account and has been consulting with startups regarding blockchain-based products. He also edits and writes for startup clients.