Jack Dorsey Joins World Crypto Marathon
In early 2019, the LightningTorch crypto marathon started, which quickly gained popularity among owners of digital assets. As follows from the posts on social networks, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was one of the last to join it.
LightningTorch has been initiated to show the capabilities of the Lightning Network. The actions of the participants are fully coordinated on Twitter. Representatives of about forty states from all continents of the globe are already taking part in the activity.
The marathon is based on the principle of passing the Olympic torch, only all actions are related to crypto payments. The first payment was 100 thousand Satoshi or 0.001 bitcoin. Each next participant has to add 10,000 more Satoshi and so on.
Jack Dorsey became a participant in the marathon quite by chance. Matt Odell, one of the Bitcoin developers, passed him the baton, and the payment reached almost $100 at that point. The head of Twitter gladly took part in the experiment and, in turn, passed the baton to Elizabeth Stark, the head of Lightning Labs.
The marathon was initiated by the user under the nickname Hodlonaut, who decided to check whether the crypto community, which is based not on empty rhetoric but on actions, would respond to his initiative. His tweet with sending Satoshi was the first. To date, more than a hundred and a half crypto owners have become marathon participants.
Earlier, Jack Dorsey stated that bitcoin would become the currency of the Internet in the future.