Jack Dorsey says he will integrate Lightning Network into Twitter or BlueSky
Jack Dorsey has confirmed he is planning to integrate Bitcoin’s Lightning Network sidechain into one of his businesses, Twitter or BlueSky.
BlueSky, a decentralized social network, is in development since the announcement made by Dorsey, back in 2019. He said that Twitter is funding the development of the decentralized social media project.
The Twitter co-founder responded to a question from a user, who had requested that Dorsey integrate the Lightning Network into Twitter or BlueSky. In response, Dorsey said, “Only a matter of time.”
Only a matter of time— jack (@jack) June 11, 2021
Dorsey's comment appears intentionally vague, with the remark appearing open to be interpreted as confirming that either BlueSky or Twitter, or both, could be integrated with the Lightning Network.
Another Twitter user suggested that Dorsey’s pro-Lightning remarks could relate to Square’s recent acquisition of Jay-Z’s failed music streaming platform Tidal. Dorsey’s tweet comes amid recent moves from Square to expand its digital asset operations and gives unusual speculations.
Dorsey also revealed recently that Square intends to develop an open-source non-custodial Bitcoin hardware wallet. The following day, Square revealed a partnership with blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream, with Square planning to invest $5 million into a solar-powered Bitcoin mining facility.