Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey is now Running a Bitcoin Node

By Ibiam Wayas February 06, 2021 In Bitcoin, Crypto News

The technology billionaire and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has stepped up his support for the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC). In a tweet on Friday, Dorsey revealed he was setting up a Bitcoin node, which is essential in securing the cryptocurrency network, as well as validating BTC transactions. 

It’s worth noting that Dorsey has been a Bitcoin support and has preached Bitcoin adoption on several occasions.

Jack Dorsey run Bitcoin Node on M1 Macbook Chip

Dorsey shared the screenshot of the computer synchronizing with the Bitcoin blockchain, with the message, “Running Bitcoin.” At press time, the Bitcoin Blockchain is about 325GB in size. As a new node operator, Dorsey has to download the entire history of the Bitcoin Blockchain to stay up-to-date with the network. As at the time the screenshot was taken, Dorsey already synchronized two percent of the network history.

The download may be completed in a matter of weeks, depending on the capacity of the computer system in use, including the internet speed. Meanwhile, the Twitter CEO is running his own Bitcoin node from the new M1 chip from Apple. “Starting from a scratch build on M1 first,” Dorsey precisely said while responding to a tweet that asked whether he was running the node from a dedicated Raspberry Pi. 


128 Bitcoin Nodes are Available in Australia

Following the development today, the Twitter CEO just became a prominent figure running a Bitcoin node. As of February 5, there were 7918 reachable nodes on the cryptocurrency blockchain. About 21.94 percent of these nodes are located in Germany, while 21.70 percent are in the United States. Other leading countries are as follows: France (7.72 percent), Netherlands (5.33 percent), Canada (4.18 percent), and so on. About 128 of these nodes are located in Australia.crypto

Ibiam Wayas

Ibiam Wayas

Ibiam is an optimistic crypto journalist. He loves to associate with like-minded individuals and collaborate with them on similar projects. He spends much of his time honing his writing and critical thinking skills.

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