There is always something interesting going on in the crypto community that will grab your attention and have you eager to see the headlines of the following day. From the above headline, you may be wondering what Twitter and its CEO have to do with the crypto community, and you are right to wonder. However, remember that mainstream adoption is the goal of cryptocurrencies at the moment, and almost every industry is beginning to show interest in crypto and its abilities.
Paul Singer Wants Change
Twitter is a popular social media platform where people from around the world share information, and interact with each other. Over the years, the platform has grown tremendously, with some billionaire investors putting their money into the platform. One of such investors is billionaire Paul Singer, who is the owner of Elliott Management Corp. It may interest you to know that Elliott has a huge percentage in the Twitter stake, and has made plans to have Twitter’s current CEO, Jack Dorsey removed from the post. In light of this, Elliott has already put out a list of four directors to the board governing the social media platform.
Jack Dorsey & Bitcoin
It may interest you to know that Jack Dorsey is also the CEO of a firm that facilitates payment, Square. Furthermore, Dorsey has wasted no time in showing his love and support for bitcoin, and that has endeared him in the hearts of many in the crypto community. As a way to show his support for Bitcoin, a feature was added to the social media platform where the platform would display a cryptocurrency icon whenever the hashtag #bitcoin was used. In addition to that, Dorsey also intends to bring more development to bitcoin’s technology, and that made him create a unit in Square, just for the purpose of bringing more advancement to the cryptocurrency. Interestingly, Square’s app also makes it possible for users to transact bitcoin, and that was responsible for almost half the revenue generated in the fourth quarter of 2019.
However, Jack Dorsey has faced a lot of criticisms in recent times as Twitter CEO. Some have criticized his managerial style, while some are of the opinion that the platform is not growing as it should, because they believe rather than come up with innovative features, Jack has only been focusing on the platform’s core messaging system. While Facebook’s stock has risen over 121% in 5 years, Twitter’s has dropped by 6.2% within the same period.
Elliott Management Corp. is concerned about the future of Twitter, and that is why the hedge fund is doing all it can to ensure that enough candidates are nominated in order to have a new CEO at the next annual meeting. One of the reasons why Paul Singer is concerned is due the fact that he thinks Dorsey’s intention to spend six months every year working in Africa could reduce his efficiency and effectiveness to function as Twitter’s CEO. Isn’t it interesting that Square’s Cash App is generating half the revenue from crypto transactions? It is interesting.