- Jack Dorsey was on the Super Bowl.
- He wore a t-shirt that claims “Satoshi,” emblazoned within the model of a Nirvana t-shirt.
- The mysterious Satoshi is alleged to be the inventor of Bitcoin.
It’s been a celebrity-filled Super Bowl.
We noticed Tim Cook hanging a energy stance. We noticed Taylor Swift choosing her nails and slamming a drink. And we noticed Jack Dorsey in a t-shirt that is making waves on X, previously often called Twitter.
Dorsey — the cofounder and former CEO of the platform — was photographed within the stands sitting with Beyonce and Jay-Z.
The tech mogul’s selection of clothes is attracting as a lot consideration as his A-list companions (and, oh yeah, the A-list occasion they have been at). That’s as a result of Dorsey might be seen sporting a black t-shirt that claims “Satoshi” in yellow lettering.
Two issues to notice right here:
Satoshi Nakamoto is alleged to be the inventor of bitcoin. Very little is thought about Satoshi, together with, even, whether or not Satoshi is an individual or a bunch of individuals, however he’s credited with writing the unique white paper on bitcoin.
The shirt is a riff on the enduring Nirvana Smiley Face brand, which — very like Satoshi — has equally apocryphal origins.
Dorsey has been a vocal supporter of bitcoin for years. In 2021, he tweeted, “Bitcoin changes *everything*…for the better.”
He was concerned in a public and drawn-out spat with Vitalik Buterin, the cofounder of Ethereum, over which of the 2 cryptocurrencies is healthier.
In June 2022, he and Jay-Z launched Bitcoin Academy, a free, 12-week schooling course for folks dwelling in Marcy Houses, the general public housing complicated in Brooklyn the place Jay-Z grew up.
The two have been noticed collectively through the years in locations starting from the Hamptons to Hawaii. In March 2021, Dorsey’s Square purchased a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal for practically $300 million. (For extra on that, take a look at this helpful historical past of their relationship my colleague Avery Hartmans wrote a few years in the past.)
If you have been hoping to get your arms on a type of shirts your self, Etsy, as ordinary, has your again. At the time of writing, although, that actual merchandise was already in 15 carts, so if Dorsey is your private model icon, you’d higher hurry.