Several new entertainment programs have emerged and new heroes have appeared during this corona crisis. One of these new programs is the AI (Artificial Intelligence) podcast with Lex Fridman, and one of those heroes is certainly Jack Dorsey.
Lex Fridman, professor at MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology), is a great interviewer who turns questions and answers into a long, slow conversation. Something very pleasant in these stressful times.
As for Dorsey, although I have not always been a fan of man, he has been very human since the start of the corona crisis. Where other American billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg donated tens of millions through their foundations, Dorsey has pledged up to $ 1 billion or 28% of his personal capital to fight the corona crisis. A huge sum. This made him incredibly popular and made many people change their opinion of the person Dorsey.
Jack Dorsey has always been a fan of crypto and a staunch supporter of the fact that Bitcoin will one day become the global currency. In a well-known interview with The New York Times in 2018, he said that ‘the world will one day have a single currency, the Internet will one day have a single currency. I personally believe it will be Bitcoin.”
Still talking to Fridman, the elongated conversation (the undulating interviews with the MIT professor generally last a good hour) turned after a while to the subject of Bitcoin. Dorsey is convinced that the mystery surrounding Satoshi Nakamoto is what makes Bitcoin so attractive.
‘I think the most beautiful thing about it is there’s no one person setting the direction, and there’s no one person on the other side that can stop it. So, we have something that is pretty organic in nature and very principled in its original design. I think the Bitcoin whitepaper is one of the seminal works of computer science in the last 20 [or] 30 years. It’s poetry. It really is.’
When Fridman asked if he could be the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, Dorsey humorously replied, I’m not Satoshi Nakamoto, and I wouldn’t say so if I was.