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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Visits Kenya



Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made a surprise visit to Kenya.

Jack arrived in the country from Ghana on Thursday and met with Kenya tech ecosystem founding members at iHub, where he shared insights on running large tech companies such as Twitter, Cashapp, and Square.

Jack also commented on bitcoin.

Gridless, a bitcoin mining company that helps rural communities in East Africa develop new energy generation, received a $2 million (KES 245.7 million) investment on Tuesday from Jack’s company, Block, and venture capital firm Stillmark.

The funds will be used to help the company expand its bitcoin mining operations into African markets.

Gridless exists to meet the needs of African energy producers as they work to electrify the continent and provide more affordable power to rural residents.

Gridless, founded in 2022 by seasoned professionals from the East African connectivity, infrastructure, and software industries, uses bitcoin mining as a tool to accelerate industry growth while also geographically disseminating and securing the bitcoin network.

Dorsey resigned from Twitter’s board of directors in May to focus on Block, formerly known as Square.

Block is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD54566975 are part of the company, which creates tools to help more people gain access to the economy.