Jack Dorsey joins Internet Gurus in Discussing BTC adoption In Africa and Hong-Kong

News / 21.02.2020

Twitter and Square Crypto founder, Jack Dorsey held conversations with Africa’s and Hong Kong’s internet leading lights. Their deliberations centered on the adoption of Bitcoin in the two regions. Mr. Dorsey provided a snapshot of the conference call he held with Dr. Nii Quaynor and Pindar Wong.

Dr. Quaynor and Mr. Wong have track records in establishing and developing internet programs in Africa and Hong Kong respectively.

Push For Bitcoin Adoption

Jack Dorsey has been a strong Bitcoin proponent. He has been a vocal campaigner for its adoption chiefly via Twitter. Moreover, he has been working to bring the idea to fruition.

Previous reports had indicated that Jack Dorsey is working on actualizing Africa’s bitcoin adoption. This initiative is borne out of the need to foster the continent’s economy. He holds that early BTC adoption will expand financial inclusion in the continent.

Additionally, the talks raised concerns about the volatility in Hong Kong. The country experienced violent anti-China protests in 2019 that attracted police intervention. According to the participants, these events did not auger well for the region and the globe in general.

Different Adoption Needs

Continued agitation for independence from China saw an upsurge in Bitcoin’s prices. Accordingly, Jack Dorsey is carrying on with the conversation on how to adopt Bitcoin in the country. The two regions -Africa and  Hong Kong- need to adopt BTC for different reasons: Africa desires growth while Hong Kong demands sovereignty.

A computer scientist by profession, Dr. Quaynor is the pioneer African to sit on the ICANN board. He has over two decades’ experience in expanding internet opportunities in the continent.

Pindar Wong on his part was central to the introduction of licensed ISP services in Hong-Kong. Again, he previously sat on the ICANN board. Currently, Mr. Wong leads VeriFi Ltd, a digital infrastructure firm offering Financial Services in Hong Kong.

Also joining in the deliberations was Steve Lee, formerly a Product Director at Google. He currently works with Square Crypto.

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Sudarshan M is a long time crypto-enthusiast. Pulled in by bitcoin early on, it did not take long for Sudarshan to divert all of his academic attention from business studies to blockchain by doing his Masters and eventually pursuing his PhD in the subject.