Jack Dorsey wants the entire world to know hes got a bitcoin clock – The Verge

Posted: March 26, 2021 at 6:20 pm

If youre watching Thursdays House hearing on misinformation, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are testifying, you might have noticed a clock-like device prominently displayed over Dorseys right shoulder. (Its hard to miss besides Dorsey, a window, and some houseware, its basically the only other thing in frame.) But the device doesnt seem to be showing the time or at least, I havent seen that. So what is it?

Its a bitcoin clock. Specifically, Coinkites $399 BlockClock mini. If youre even tangentially aware of Dorseys love of bitcoin, this will not come as a surprise.

Dorsey is a huge fan of bitcoin:

Dorsey just seems to be into blockchain-based things in general, having just auctioned off his first tweet as an NFT for nearly $3 million. (He donated the proceeds to charity.)

As for the BlockClock mini, it can indeed show the time, but its also a Wi-Fi-enabled device that can also show you the current price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency-related data. Track prices from exchanges, see blocks as they are published by miners and connect Opendime to display balance, fiat value, and deposit QR codes, reads a description on Coinkites store. (The current price of bitcoin is more than $52,000 as of this writing, if you were wondering.)

If youre enamored with the BlockClock mini after seeing it on Dorseys counter, you may not get it soon. Coinkite lists it as a long lead item and notes in the clocks description that lead times may vary no delivery date guarantees due to high demand. The devices main website also has a big button to Reserve Now <3 that points to Coinkites store, which doesnt fill me with confidence.

Also, its $399.

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