Jack Dorsey, the founder of Square, has announced reviewing plans to build a decentralized Bitcoin [BTC] mining system based on custom-designed silicon intending to make it more accessible to both retailers and large institutions on a global scale. In his latest tweet, the CEO of the social media giant, Twitter pointed out the current BTC mining scenario in terms of distribution, energy efficiency, concentration, etc, and stressed the urgent need to transform the prevalent system. Revealing more about the master plan he said,
“Square is considering building a Bitcoin mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals and businesses worldwide. If we do this, we’d follow our hardware wallet model: build in the open in collaboration with the community. First some thoughts and questions.”
Accordingly, Dorsey said the proposed project, if successful, would align with the ideals of Square’s own hardware wallet model i.e, to build an open-source and in collaboration with the community as a whole. In his tweet, the CEO also revealed that the technical specifics would be handled by its team of engineers led by Hardware Exec Jesse Dorogusker and concluded the post by hoping for suggestions or queries from the community with regards to its proposed plan.
The latest details caused the price of Bitcoin [BTC] to surge briefly and climb nearly $62,700. This was enough to send the market investors into a frenzy, renewing hopes to cross the all-time high of $64,863. At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $61,521 after an increase of 3.57% in the past 24-hours.
Jack Dorsey’s tryst with Bitcoin [BTC]
The Twitter head is known for his staunch support towards the crypto industry and has always been a big Bitcoin bull. In September this year, the micro-blogging website officially integrated Bitcoin tipping services through Lightning Network [LN] focused third-party payment app, Strike. MicroStrategy’s CEO Michael Saylor, on Twitter, shared a video of Strike Founder Jack Mallers showing how the firm’s API integration had opened up opportunities for a faster and unified global remittance payment system.
In addition to that, Square recently doubled up its BTC investment from $220 million to $470 million adding 8,027 Bitcoins in its reserve ranking third behind blockchain intelligence company Microstrategy and Elon Musk-led Tesla.