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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Earns $1.40 But Still a Consistent Bitcoin Buyer Weekly



Short-Lived Woe for the Underpaid – Jack Dorsey’s Twitter CEO makes $1.40 at Company, but not too bad Considering he buys Bitcoin Weekly

Jack Dorsey – TL;DR Version

  • Jack Dorsey Paid a salary of $1.40 (Not millions) for service as CEO
  • A consolation prize of an extensive Bitcoin stash which he continually invests in
  • Dorsey has been very bullish on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology

If you’re one of those that is feeling a measure of sympathy for the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, on account of his annual salary being $1.40 for all it entails. First of all: why? Second of all, any sympathy ought to be fleeting, thanks to his own Bitcoin stash, which is likely making the microscopic salary something that he can adjust to.

The Worst Salary in the World – $1.40 as Twitter CEO

I’m not sure there is a worse salary to be given for a job that requires so much of an individual. Reported by the Washington Post, according to a financial filing which was published by the regulatory body, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday April 8th, 2019 – Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey makes an annual salary of $1.40 over the course of the 2018 fiscal year.

It is determined by the amount that this is likely a comical reference to the designated character limit for posts on the social networking platform. And considering that the same has been reported in the past, Dorsey has a good sense of humour about it.

This is considering the fact that during the 2017 fiscal year, Dorsey’s other company – Square – allegedly furnished the dual CEO with a salary of $2.75 over the course of the year. This number is a reference to the processing fee attached to transactions made through square’s payment hardware.

While we may think of this as being some kind of mathematically confusing salary range to take on for someone in two high-powered offices, it’s actually a common phenomenon for billionaires in the tech world to pass of any kind of large annual salary, due in large part to the fact that they own an enormous volume of equity within their company/ies already.

Whether or not they bring home a high powered salary, these billionaires would be able to accrue large compensations thanks to the strong performance of their companies.

Going further into the documentation from Twitter, when Dorsey was re-appointed as the CEO, he went on to decline compensation back in 2015. While this seems like a crazy thing for an incoming CEO to do, Dorsey currently holds 2.3 percent of the overall stock in the company, and is currently worth a total of $4.7 billion as of writing.

Dorsey’s Silver Lining – Bitcoin Hoard

When it comes to the prospect of a take-home salary, it’s the lifeblood of any working individual, couple or family. But for CEO’s of major companies like Dorsey, these become negligible, instead the sheer massive stake that he currently holds in Bitcoin makes the need for a salary all the more dubious.

According to previous reports, Jack Dorsey has taken to continually purchasing up to $10,000 worth of Bitcoin on a weekly basis, ever adding to his growing stake in the digital asset.

While we know that this is a hoard that is steadily increasing, there is no concrete figure for how much the Twitter CEO actually owns. But with the value of BTC steadily rising, up by 40 percent compared to the beginning of the year, we can at least conclude that it’s enough to be comfortable.

A great deal of this growth from Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies as a whole can be directly attributed to its performance over the course of April 2019 so far. Effectively, we can easily say that Dorsey, and his stash collectively are doing well enough to forgo salaries.

Dorsey’s Bullish Approach Towards Bitcoin

While CEO’s have moved from highly hostile approach to Bitcoin to one that is reserved, Dorsey has been pretty bullish on BTC. Having attended an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience earlier in 2019, the CEO went to re-affirm his own positivity towards the crypto, going as far as to proclaim that it has the potential to be the native currency of the new internet.

While the CEO has been a pretty big Bitcoin booster, chairing both Twitter and Square, Dorsey has been hard at work in supporting it from the technology front. Over the course of March, he went on to showcase his own Casa Bitcoin node after he announced the rapid integration of the Lightning Network through the Square Cash App.

Along with being the type to walk the walk of Bitcoin integration, Dorsey intends to contribute to the implementation of the crypto ecosystem, stating that they are on the look-out for new developers in order to work on open source crypto technology initiatives.

Along with this news, the CEO went on to state that he will be paying people out of his own pocket for those interested in developing projects with Bitcoin.


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Survey Says Sell? Just 43% Believe ‘Golden Cross’ is Bullish for Bitcoin Price



By CCN: Not everyone is convinced that Bitcoin’s highly-touted “golden cross” is a bullish signal for the world’s largest cryptocurrency.


According to a Twitter survey conducted by crypto bull Thomas Lee, 24% of Crypto Twitter inhabitants believe that the signal, which typically hints at a bull run ahead, is a trap and that it is time to unload some Bitcoin. A golden cross occurs when a 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day moving average from under on the daily chart.

Being a typically-bullish signal, it did not come as a surprise for the largest number of respondents to say it is a good time to buy. However, it was not by a convincing margin. Only 43% of the respondents said the golden cross was a green light to purchase in anticipation of a imminent Bitcoin price rally.


Despite the survey, the formation of Bitcoin’s first golden cross since October 2015 has been greeted with excitement. Based on precedent, a bull run could be in the works. After the last golden cross, the bull run lasted until early 2018.

Sentiment has also turned bullish, and this is supported by factors other than technical analysis. Data compiled by forex exchange firm DailyFX also revealed that 81% of retail traders are now net-long bitcoin.

With altcoins, the percentage of retail traders who are net-long is even higher. About 97.7% of retail traders are net-long Ripple (XRP) while 92.2% are net-long Litecoin. Around 92.1% are net-long Ethereum.


EToro Senior Market Analyst Mati Greenspan opines that a bull run has been confirmed. This is based on the fact that Bitcoin has broken the $5,350 resistance level, turning it into a new support area:

“Some people will want to wait until today’s close for confirmation but in my mind, this box is ticked. Following the extraordinary surge on April 2nd, many people were looking for some sort of continuation and now that we’ve broken the interim resistance of $5,350 it seems we have one.”

In some quarters though, the formation of the golden cross has been greeted with skepticism. Even in Lee’s survey, 19% indicated that they had no faith in technical analysis, calling it “voodoo.”


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Altseason Already Over? Analysts Suggest Bitcoin (BTC) Will Outperform In Short-Term



All eyes may be on Bitcoin (BTC), but other crypto assets have seen their fair share of gains since the start of 2019, sparking calls that what is known as “altseason” is here. This would seemingly be the case. Binance Coin recently surpassed its all-time high, in a brutal bear market no less, as Litecoin has rallied by over 200% since December’s low. Cardano, Ethereum, Tezos, and Basic Attention Token are among other prominent cryptocurrencies that have also seen jaw-dropping gains in the past 90 days.

And as Fundstrat’s Tom Lee explains, one of the “pre-conditions” for historical altcoin rallies has recently come to life in the current cycle. This precursor, for those unaware, is a drop in the correlation between the crypto asset class at large and Bitcoin itself.

Per Lee’s chart (seen below), which cites data from Bloomberg, CoinMarketCap, and his own firm, a drop in the rolling 90-day correlation between the two subsets has preceded three altseasons — Mar 2016, early-2017, and late-2017/early-2018. An altseason, as defined by Fundstrat, is when a large percentage of altcoins in the “liquid universe” rally by over 200% in a short period of time.

Funnily enough, however, the (pre-)altseason might already be over. On Wednesday, Bitcoin dominance hit 54.4%, the highest this figure has read since mid-December, when BTC was in the midst of the capitulation to the low $3,000s. This resurgence in Bitcoin’s market share came as a result of BTC’s ability to outperform smaller digital assets over the past week. For instance, BTC has lost 1.5% in the past 24 hours, but XRP, EOS, Stellar Lumens (XLM), and Tezos (XTZ) have all lost more than 5% of their value in the same time frame. And analysts expect for Bitcoin to outperform in the near future.

Bitcoin May Soon Outperform

Inmortal Technique, an industry commentator and trader, recently suggested that Bitcoin’s market dominance has broken past a declining trendline, all while altcoins’ market dominance has remained trap under a key resistance, indicating that BTC currently has the upper hand.

Speaking to Forbes, Mati Greenspan, the crypto-friendly markets analyst at eToro, has also suggested that BTC could continue to outperform. He simply stated that “Altseason is over,” meaning that Bitcoin could soon see an influx of buying pressure from investors looking to liquidate their altcoin positions. Jeff Dorman, the chief investment officer of Arca, echoed this:

“If you look back to early April, when BTC rose 25% in a day, every other digital asset rose as well. But, since that day, BTC has remained well bid while every other asset has slowly begun to decline due to a rotation out of ‘altcoins’ and into BTC.”

And according to AskMeHowToShort, a well-followed yet controversial analyst, this rotation out of altcoins might just be “bullish for Bitcoin.”


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Breaking: NY AG Alleges Bitcoin Exchange Misused Tether to Hide $850M



By CCN: The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James has officially obtained a court order to request iFinex Inc, the operator of bitcoin exchange Bitfinex and Tether, to cease operations in New York.

The Attorney General’s office found that Bitfinex allegedly handed over $850 million in co-mingled client and corporate funds to Crypto Capital Corp, a company based in Panama.

Bitfinex is said to have never received the funds from the Panamanian firm, leading to the loss of more than $850 million.

The Attorney General’s office alleged Bitfinex granted itself access to Tether’s treasury and mismanaged $900 million of the stablecoin’s cash reserves to “hide” the loss of $850 million.

Attorney General James said:

“Our investigation has determined that the operators of the ‘Bitfinex’ trading platform, who also control the ‘Tether’ virtual currency, have engaged in a cover-up to hide the apparent loss of $850 million dollars of co-mingled client and corporate funds. New York state has led the way in requiring virtual currency businesses to operate according to the law. And we will continue to stand-up for investors and seek justice on their behalf when misled or cheated by any of these companies.”


The core problem with Tether is that it does not issue public audits like strictly regulated stablecoins such as Gemini Dollar and Circle’s USDC. As a result, investors are unaware of what the potential “receivables” could be and the dealings of Tether.

A public audit would have forced Tether to disclose the alleged $900 million transactions initiated by Bitfinex had it been recorded on the financials of Tether Limited.


Since its creation in 2014, for more than five years, Tether has been a subject to consistent criticism from both investors and experts in the cryptocurrency sector for its lack of public audits.

Last month, CCN spoke to iFinex, the company that oversees Tether, about its new Terms of Service which read that every USDT is backed by cash and other receivables, but not 100% in cash.

“Every tether is always 100% backed by our reserves, which include traditional currency and cash equivalents and, from time to time, may include other assets and receivables from loans made by Tether to third parties, which may include affiliated entities (collectively, “reserves”),” the altered Terms of Service read.

Kasper Rasmussen, the director of marketing at iFinex, told CCN that Tether is still 100% backed even though it may include other assets.

“Tethers remain completely stable and 100% backed, so Tether’s reserves always equal or exceed the number of issued Tethers. The only change is that the composition of the assets that provide that backing includes a combination of cash, cash equivalents, and may also include other assets or receivables from loans issued by Tether,” Rasmussen said.


Immediately after the release of the New York Attorney General’s report, the bitcoin price fell below $5,400, indicating a dip in the confidence of the crypto market.


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