Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, has donated $1 million to the crypto-focused think tank Coin Center.
Jerry Brito, the organization’s executive director, tweeted out the news earlier today:
Coin Center has received and incredibly generous gift of $1 million from @jack — we’re speechless.
We were almost to our goal for the matching campaign when he put us over the top and then some.
Your confidence in our work is incredibly humbling.
— Jerry Brito (@jerrybrito) February 10, 2021
Coin Center has also confirmed that the donation was personal, as opposed to coming through Square or Twitter.
Last month, the think tank launched a promo campaign with Greyscale, a digital asset manager, which promised to match donations up to $1 million. Brito wrote that Dorsey put the campaign “over the top and then some.”
Dorsey has been advocating for blockchain tech for years: Square’s dedicated cryptocurrency arm has invested a significant chunk of its own treasury in crypto, and gives out grants to developers in the space. It’s also put $10 million toward its “Bitcoin Clean Energy Investment Initiative,” which looks to reduce the asset’s notoriously large carbon footprint.
Said Dorsey to Coin Center: “Thank you for your incredible work! ”
News Source from Decrypt.co