Jack Dorsey showed up to the Super Bowl rocking a 'Satoshi' T-shirt

Jack Dorsey showed up to the Super Bowl rocking a 'Satoshi' T-shirt
Jack Dorsey, center, wrote a "Satoshi" t-shirt to the Super Bowl.Carmen Mandato / Staff / Getty Images
  • Jack Dorsey was at the Super Bowl.
  • He wore a T-shirt that said "Satoshi," emblazoned in the style of a Nirvana tee.

It was a celebrity-filled Super Bowl.

We saw Tim Cook striking a power stance. We saw Taylor Swift picking her nails and slamming a drink. And we saw Jack Dorsey in a T-shirt that's making waves on X.

Dorsey — the cofounder and former CEO of the platform then known as Twitter — was photographed in the stands sitting with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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The tech mogul's choice of clothing attracted as much attention as his A-list companions (and, oh yeah, the A-list event they were at). That's because Dorsey was sporting a black T-shirt that said "Satoshi" in yellow lettering.

Two things to note here:


  1. Satoshi Nakamoto is said to be the inventor of bitcoin. Very little is known about Nakamoto, including whether the name represents one person or a group of people.

  2. The shirt is a riff on the iconic Nirvana smiley-face logo, which is of hotly debated origins.

Dorsey has been a vocal supporter of bitcoin for years. In 2021, he tweeted "#bitcoin changes *everything*…for the better."

He has publicly feuded with Vitalik Buterin, the cofounder of ethereum, over which of the two cryptocurrencies is better.

In 2022, he and Jay-Z launched Bitcoin Academy, which has offered a free, 12-week educational course on bitcoin for residents of the Marcy Houses, the public-housing complex in Brooklyn where Jay-Z grew up.

The two have been spotted together over the years in places ranging from the Hamptons to Hawaii. In March 2021, Dorsey's Square announced it would buy a majority stake in Jay-Z's Tidal for nearly $300 million. (For more on that, check out this handy history of their relationship my colleague Avery Hartmans wrote a couple of years ago.)

If you were hoping to get your hands on one of those shirts yourself, Etsy has your back. At the time of writing, though, the item was already in 15 carts, so if Dorsey is your personal style icon, you'd better hurry.