Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, showed his Bitcoin watch, while he was part of an important Chamber audience on disinformation, focused on the dissemination and impact of these on social platforms. Still, it was hard not to get at least a little distracted by the video chat background. In which a Bitcoin clock appeared that constantly changed its numbers.
It is important to remember that Jack Dorsey is passionate about cryptocurrencies. It has supported its use numerous times. And he has even sold his first tweet for almost $ 3 million, through NFT. A technology for selling digital goods that uses the Ethereum blockchain.
What is the Bitcoin watch for?
What it shows in the video is what is popularly known as the Bitcoin watch, although this particular model is called BlockClock Mini. It is manufactured by Coinkite, costs $ 399 and works for other cryptocurrencies as well. They are connected to the Internet and show the real-time value of Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency that you request.
It can also show other information, such as the blocks as published by the miners, or your balance in Opendime. And yes, it also tells the time, but it seems a bit absurd to buy a $ 400 watch to see what time it is.
Now, for what purpose did Jack Dorsey do this? Show your support for cryptocurrencies? Make these types of devices fashionable? Who knows… But if his intention was to talk more about the clock than about the responsibility of social networks with Internet misinformation, it seems that he is succeeding.
Jack Dorsey’s watch is currently out of stock on the website since the CEO wore it at his home. In case it’s comforting you, its price before you flew out of the store was $ 400, and you can still reserve it for when it’s back in stock.
Facebook and Google were also part of the audience
During the speech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai also appeared at the House hearing on disinformation.
In this sense, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are being questioned by members of Congress to determine their involvement in campaigns of political disinformation and fake news. That they have influenced the North American elections and public opinion in recent years.
It has been a solemn declaration from their homes. But in the case of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, he seemed more interested in showing a strange clock that does not tell time, than in the interrogation itself.
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