‘Let’s have THE talk:’ Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk’s crypto chat could be their first public appearance together

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  • Dorsey invited Musk to chat about bitcoin at a July “The B Word” event.
  • Both executives have long been in support of cryptocurrency.
  • The conference talk may be the pair’s first public appearance together.
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It looks like we’ll see Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk talk about bitcoin at a July conference, and it could be the first time they appear together publicly.

Twitter and Square CEO Dorsey tweeted Thursday about an upcoming “The B Word” bitcoin event, and Musk responded to it. It’s unclear if the event, which kicks off on July 21, will be virtual or in-person.

Dorsey asked Musk to have a conversation at the event to “share all your curiosities…”

Musk responded, “For the Bitcurious? Very well then, let’s do it,” and added a wink face emoji. Dorsey said he would set it up.

-Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2021

The two executives have interacted from afar on the social media platform before, with Musk tweeting last year that he supports Dorsey as Twitter’s CEO and “has a good” heart. Musk also said he called Dorsey personally when his account was hacked in July 2020.

Dorsey has long been a vocal advocate for bitcoin. He tweeted in May that the cryptocurrency “changes *everything*…for the better. And we will forever work to make bitcoin better.”

His payment processing company Square held 8,027 bitcoins in mid-May.

Musk has also come out in support of the virtual currency. Tesla had been accepting vehicle purchases in the form of bitcoin until mid-May, when Musk announced the company was suspending bitcoin payments over concerns around the use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and transactions.