Bitcoin's "lightning torch" saw none other than Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey snatch up the ongoing payment experiment and pass it on Tuesday.
As CoinDesk reported today, users have been passing around a so-called "lightning torch" – a running game wherein each participant adds a little bitcoin to a payment, then passes it onto someone on Twitter that they trust – in order to spread awareness of the technology, widely seen as the future of bitcoin payments since payments are fast and scalable.
With Dorsey's participation, the payment has now reached roughly 2,860,000 satoshis (worth nearly $100 at the time of press). To date, roughly 150 people have taken part in what has become a global exercise.
Crypto podcast host Matt Odell was the one nudging Dorsey to participate, tweeting: "You ready to carry the torch? Send me an invoice for 2,860,000 sats."
Dorsey didn't have the torch for long. He quickly sent it on to Lightning Labs CEO Elizabeth Stark, as the point of the game is to keep passing it along
"Bitcoin is resilient. Bitcoin is principled. Bitcoin is native to internet ideals. And it’s a great brand," he went on to write.
Speaking at CoinDesk's annual Consensus conference last year, he said he hopes that bitcoin will become the internet's "native currency."
Jack Dorsey image via CoinDesk
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