Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, has announced that he plans to hire a handful of developers to build new tools based on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. On Thursday, Dorsey indicated that he is looking for engineers and a designer, who will be paid to build projects in the crypto ecosystem.
#BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square is hiring 3-4 crypto engineers and 1 designer to work full-time on open source contributions to the bitcoin/crypto ecosystem. Work from anywhere, report directly to me, and we can even pay you in bitcoin! Introducing @SqCrypto. Why?
— jack (@jack) March 20, 2019
Square, Not Twitter
There is a catch: the new crypto developers won’t be employed by Twitter, and the social network shows no sign that it will move into crypto. Instead, Dorsey plans to hire crypto developers through his other company, Square. Square produces a mobile payment app, and that app already supports Bitcoin in a major way.
This means that developers will be working on crypto projects that are separate from Square’s…