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Jack Dorsey made waves yesterday, as he took #BitcoinTwitter by storm to participate in the grassroots Lightning Network (LN) Torch campaign. Onlookers suggested that Dorsey is now fully “one of us”, but just exactly who is Jack Dorsey?

- @coindesk research
He is the world renown tech entrepreneur who created a social media giant and a widely-used payment service, that has enabled BTC. He’s a darling of Silicon Valley and a successful businessman.

- @coindesk research
He is also the avatar of censorship, especially of those on the right of the politics. Twitter has censored users to such an extent that it was part of his testimony before the U.S. gov't. Square / Cash App followed in banning “controversial” accounts too.

- @coindesk research
Dorsey was also one of the early investors in the $2.5m seed round of Lightning Labs, the company building the LN. He has a direct incentive to encourage the utilization of LN, which seeks to take transactions off of the blockchain into a different system.

- @coindesk research
BTC on the Cash App, being a major stakeholder in the development of the BTC scaling solution, and being a vocal promoter of BTC has made Dorsey no longer a friendly outside observer but an active and high ranking member of the crypto community.

- @coindesk research
Bitcoin was not just a technology, but a movement founded on the idea of bringing economic freedom to the world through uncensorsable money. This niche community is also disproportionately right wing, according to past CoinDesk Research findings.

- @coindesk research
Thus, after answering the above question, another question arises for this community:

Is Dorsey, with his leftward bias and condoning of censorship, the proper figure-head for a rightward biased and censorship resistance movement?

- @coindesk research
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