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    Fears are mounting that a Bitcoin conference attended by 12,000 people in Miami could turn into a COVID-19 super-spreader event after dozens of guests reportedly tested positive for the virus in the days that followed.  One attendee issued a startling warning on Twitter this week, saying 'everyone' he interacted with during the three-day Bitcoin 2021 event - where guest speakers...
    Republican activist and political candidate Laura Loomer ambushed Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at a conference on Bitcoin in Miami this weekend, confronting him on the issue of his platform’s widespread political censorship and election interference. Dorsey is an advocate of Bitcoin and other decentralized forms of digital currency, but Loomer argued that his reckless use of Twitter’s centralized...
    Embattled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hit South Beach with a new bikini babe over the weekend — although he looked more like a shipwrecked castaway than the head of a multibillion-dollar business. The 44-year-old online entrepreneur — who has recently battled everyone from US senators to actors such as Sacha Baron Cohen over his running of the company and its...
    Elon Musk has sent Bitcoin plunging by tweeting a 'breakup' meme, as the world's largest conference on the cryptocurrency gets underway in Miami without him. On Thursday night, Musk tweeted a 'heartbreak' emoji with the word 'Bitcoin' alongside a meme about a couple breaking up over the boyfriend's love for Linkin Park lyrics. Panicked amateur investors speculated that the meme...
    Marco Bello/Getty Images Laura Loomer crashed an annual bitcoin conference on Friday to heckle Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey was attempting to speak at the Bitcoin 2021 soiree in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood when Loomer tried to crash the stage, where footage (see below) captured her shouting that Dorsey had engaged in a “human rights violation.” In a statement, Loomer informed Mediaite...
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    In this article SQSP TWTR SQ Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018.Anushree Fadnavis | ReutersSquare CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday the company is looking into building a hardware bitcoin wallet that would give consumers greater control over the cryptocurrency they...
    Sacha Baron Cohen spoke out about a rise in anti-Semitism on social media.  The star’s comments come after Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire. The Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a barrage of rockets into Israel earlier this month, targeting Jerusalem, southern Israel and Tel Aviv. Israel responded with a series of airstrikes. At least 181 Palestinians were killed...
    New York (CNN Business)Earlier this year Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold a digitally signed copy of his first-ever tweet from 2006 for nearly $3 million. And that could be just the beginning for sales of celebrity non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.That's according to Cameron Hejazi, CEO of Cent, the company that runs the Valuables site where Dorsey's tweet was auctioned. Those...
    Jay-Z’s deal to sell his streaming service Tidal to Jack Dorsey’s financial services company Square has reportedly closed at $350 million. Square announced the deal back in March, saying it expected to pay $297 million in a mix of cash and stock for an undisclosed majority ownership stake in Tidal, which Jay-Z and a group of other artists acquired for...
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    Actress and activist Rose McGowan slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as a supporter of “evil” after she was suspended from the platform for posting an image of former President Bill Clinton being massaged by a woman. "What are you so afraid of, Jack Dorsey? A little freedom of speech? Going against your cronies?" McGowan said in a video posted Tuesday....
    Rose McGowan slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for supporting “evil” after her account was suspended for tweeting about Bill Clinton. The outspoken “Scream” actress — and one of the most vocal Harvey Weinstein accusers — was recently banned for the post, showing the Democratic ex-president being massaged by a woman. She shared the image — an art piece by British...
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    In this article GOOGL NFLX FB SNAP SQ TWTR Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies during a remote video hearing held by subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on "Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation" in Washington, March 25, 2021.CNBCAfter setting ambitious user growth and revenue goals last month, Twitter is gearing up...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took his love of cryptocurrency to the next level this week, showing off a clock that displays cryptocurrency prices. Dorsey was in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, one of several prominent tech figures talking about social media disinformation, especially in regards to the Capitol attack. But he was appearing remotely, the way...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has called the company’s decision to block a story about Hunter Biden in the run-up to the 2020 election a “total mistake,” but failed to say Thursday who was responsible for suppressing the article. Dorsey deflected at a congressional hearing on misinformation and social media Thursday when asked to name those responsible for the mistake, according...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday it was a 'total mistake' for The New York Post to be locked out of its Twitter account for tweets sharing the newspaper's report on Hunter Biden's emails.  'We made a total mistake with the New York Post, we corrected that within 24 hours,' Dorsey told House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, who had asked...
    (CNN Business)On Wednesday, the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared (virtually) before a congressional committee to answer hours of pointed questions about how their platforms handle misinformation.But for a few brief moments, much of the internet was focused on a strange clock-like gadget placed just to the right of Twitter (TWTR)CEO Jack Dorsey's formidable beard and his stacks upon...
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    Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, told lawmakers on Thursday that the social media giant bears some responsibility for the spread of disinformation that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol in January. Dorsey’s remarks, given at a hearing for subcommittees of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, were a stark contrast to those from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg,...
    If you’re watching Thursday’s House hearing on misinformation, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are testifying, you might have noticed a clock-like device prominently displayed over Dorsey’s right shoulder. (It’s hard to miss — besides Dorsey, a window, and some houseware, it’s basically the only other thing in frame.) But the device...
    TWITTER boss Jack Dorsey on Monday sold his first-ever tweet for more than $2.9million (£2.09million). The American billionaire promised to donate all of the cash to a charity battling Covid-19 in Africa. 2Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has sold his first-ever tweet as an NFTCredit: Reuters The tweet was sold as a unique digital token, known as an NFT (non-fungible token),...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital version of his first tweet for more than $2.9 million more than two weeks after he announced a digital auction for the post. The tweet from March 2006, which says “just setting up my twttr,” was bought by Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi, according to Valuables by Cent,...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's first tweet earned nearly $2.9 million after it was auctioned off as an NFT. On March 5, Dorsey posted a link to Twitter directing users to Valuables by Cent, or v.cent.co, a website for auctioning digital artwork or other online content. Dorsey offered his first tweet as an NFT, which stands for non-fungible token, or a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital version of his first tweet for more than $2.9 million more than two weeks after he announced a digital auction for the post. The tweet from March 2006, which says “just setting up my twttr,” was bought by Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi, according to Valuables by...
    Fifteen years after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first tweet, the message has sold for nearly $3 million as an NFT. The winning bid came from Sina Estavi, CEO of blockchain company Bridge Oracle. Dorsey announced earlier this month that he his first tweet on Valuables, with proceeds going to Giving Directly Africa Response fund. On Monday, Dorsey...
    Twitter was born with five words 15 years ago: “just setting up my twttr”said the co-founder and current CEO of the company, Jack dorsey, sending to cyberspace – then a bit emptier – the first message from what is today the fifth most used social network in Spain and one of the world leaders with more than 300 million monthly...
    Twitter boss Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9 million dollars on Monday. The tweet is in the form of a non-fungible token — a kind of unique digital asset that has exploded in popularity so far in 2021. Each NFT has its own blockchain-based digital signature, which serves as a public ledger,...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018.Anushree Fadnavis | Reuters Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's first tweet, offered for sale as a nonfungible token, was sold on Monday for 1,630.58 ether, a cryptocurrency. That's equivalent to about $2.9 million based on ether's price at...
    By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON (Reuters) - Twitter boss Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet as an NFT for just over $2.9 million dollars on Monday. The tweet is in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT) - a kind of unique digital asset that has exploded in popularity so far in 2021. Each NFT has its own blockchain-based digital signature,...
    If you want to buy Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, you’d better get your bid in. The billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter put the tweet up for digital auction as an NFT —non-fungible token— a digital good that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet is up for sale on a platform called Valuables by Cent that lets people...
    Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday he will convert proceeds from the digital auction of the first-ever tweet on the platform to bitcoin for charity. “just setting up my twttr” – the first ever tweet went live for sale after Dorsey listed it as a unique digital signature on a Web site for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens...
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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies remotely via videoconference in this screengrab made from video during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,? on Facebook and Twitter's content moderation practices, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2020.Reuters Jack Dorsey, who's selling his first ever tweet as a non-fungible token, said Tuesday...
    Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey now plans to convert the proceeds from the NFT auction of his first tweet to bitcoin and donate them to charity. The highest bid for the tweet is currently $2.5 million. The auction will end on March 21st, and he plans to donate the bitcoin to Give Directly, a nonprofit that lets donors send...
    TWITTER CEO Jack Dorsey is trying to sell his first-ever tweet as an NFT collector's item and his highest bidder has offered $2.5million. Dorsey - a 44-year-old billionaire who co-founded Twitter with Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass in 2006 - has already received a handful of offers on his first tweet. 6Twitter Ceo Jack Dorsey is trying to...
    People with a lot of time and money on their hands have bid $2.5 million to “buy” Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s first message on the platform. The winner of the auction will get a digital certificate allowing them to lay claim to the 2006 tweet, in which Dorsey wrote “just setting up my twttr.” The battle to buy...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning his first-ever March 2006 tweet as a non-fungible token, and bidders have already set its value at $2.5 million. On Friday night, Dorsey posted a link to Twitter directing users to Valuables by Cent, or v.cent.co, a website for auctioning digital artwork or other online content. "just setting up my twttr," Dorsey typed...
    Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018.Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty Images Jack Dorsey appears to be offering to sell the very first tweet as a non-fungible token, or NFT. The Twitter CEO shared a link Friday afternoon to a...
    If you’ve used social media much, then you’ve seen the first tweet ever. Sent on March 21st, 2006 by Twitter co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey, it didn’t say very much: “just setting up my twttr.” But now, thanks to the wild west of NFTs — crypto-authenticated tokens that assign unique values and verification for digital items somehow — you...
    Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter, a man who stans bitcoin right on his Twitter bio, is attempting to sell his very first tweet as an NFT — a digital good that lives on the Ethereum blockchain. You’re probably familiar with the famous tweet, “just setting up my twttr”: Despite the fact that this tweet has...
    Financial technology company Square said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. Square - which was founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2009 - will pay $297 million in cash and stock for Tidal. The deal wil also see Jay-Z named to Square's board of...
    The rumors of Square buying Tidal proved true. Square has bought a majority stake in Tidal for the equivalent of $297 million in cash and stock. Jack Dorsey, Square’s CEO (and Twitter’s, for that matter), explained the deal as a bid to find “new ways” for artists to get paid — he believes the success Square has had with sellers...
    Square, Inc, the financial services company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is acquiring a majority stake in Tidal, the high-fidelity audio and video streaming service led by Jay Z. Square is paying $297 million in cash and stock for a “significant majority ownership stake,” with Tidal operating independently alongside Square’s other ventures. Asking the obvious question in a thread...
    Loading the player... Rapper-entrepreneur Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, have joined forces to establish a new Bitcoin fund. It will be focused on developing the cryptocurrency’s adoption initially in Africa and India. According to Dorsey, the duo intends to make Bitcoin “the internet’s currency,” and they are investing 500 Bitcoin, currently worth about $24 million, into the...
    (CNN Business) –– La gran semana del bitcoin terminó por lo alto con un anuncio del rapero Jay Z y el presidente ejecutivo de Twitter, Jack Dorsey: la pareja creará un fondo de desarrollo de bitcoins. Dorsey dio a conocer la noticia en Twitter este viernes. Según escribió, están aceptando solicitudes para una «fideicomiso ciego irrevocable» centrado en África e...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Bitcoin’s big week got bigger with an announcement from rapper Jay Z and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the pair are establishing a bitcoin development fund. Dorsey tweeted the news Friday, writing that they are taking applications for a “blind irrevocable trust” focused on Africa and India. He promises the fund will have “zero direction” from himself...