Jack Dorsey launched Square Crypto this March as an open-source project to improve the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystem “independent” of his two companies, Twitter and Square. Square Crypto will hire up to five people to work on the project: four developers and one designer, according to Dorsey.
We are close to making our first hire. So let’s set some expectations. True to @jack’s founding tweets, we are building open source projects that will make mass adoption not just possible but inevitable.
Our goal isn’t to make money, but to improve it.
— Square Crypto (@sqcrypto) May 21, 2019
Within the hour, Square Crypto announced that it made its first hire. Steve Lee, a former Google product manager and angel investor will be joining the team. Lee worked as a volunteer project manager for Bitcoin Core for over a year.
Steve is an angel investor, startup advisor, and former Director at Google. He is also a volunteer PM helping to drive bitcoin adoption through open-source development, UX, and storytelling. Sound familiar?
— Square Crypto (@sqcrypto) June 12, 2019
Bitcoin, not blockchain. Very excited about this opportunity! https://t.co/X620YX79gZ
— Steve Lee (@moneyball) June 12, 2019
It will be curious to see what Square Crypto’s first contributions are to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.