Elon Musk has diversified his cryptocurrency. Or a minimum of, his crypto-related tweets.
A month and a half after calling bitcoin “brilliant,” the Tesla and SpaceX founder lauded one of many crypto market’s longest-running, and famously whimsical, alternate options.
“Dogecoin could be my fav cryptocurrency. It’s fairly cool,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.
His reward for the meme-inspired asset got here in response to an April Fool’s Day poll posted the day earlier than by the official Dogecoin account asking who ought to be the cryptocurrency’s subsequent CEO (an absurd notion on its face, since crypto initiatives are presupposed to be decentralized). Musk gained with 54 p.c of the vote.
So at 18:26 UTC Tuesday, the official Dogecoin account posted, “Appears to be like such as you’re the CEO now @elonmusk, DM us the place to electronic mail the entry codes :-D”
Musk then returned the favor with a number of tweets mentioning the cryptocurrency together with one declaring that “Dogecoin rulz” – with a Doge meme connected.
Then Jackson Palmer, the creator of Dogecoin – presently the twenty fifth most beneficial cryptocurrency by market capitalization, in accordance with CoinMarketCap – parodied Musk with this tweet:
“Am contemplating promoting http://Dogecoin.com for $4.20B. Funding (not but) secured.”
That was a reference to an infamous older post from the Tesla CEO that in the end led to a Securities and Alternate Fee motion.
For individuals who don’t get it: Final summer time, Musk tweeted that he had secured funding to promote his electrical automotive firm at $420 per share. The assertion proved to be unfaithful, in the end costing Musk personally his chairmanship of the corporate and $20 million.
Skeptics who adopted Musk’s tendency to troll the web took be aware of the worth: “420,” a quantity that’s acquainted code to pot customers. Therefore Palmer’s asking value of “$4.2 billion.”
Palmer, it ought to be famous, will not be concerned with this or any cryptocurrency (although he did affirm to CoinDesk that he nonetheless owns the web site).
However Musk, who additionally based the Boring Firm, dreamed up the Hyperloop and is a member of the PayPal mafia, appeared pleased with his new affiliation.
On Tuesday he modified his Twitter bio to “CEO of Dogecoin” (and later up to date it once more to say he was the “former CEO.”) The most recent tweet from the dubiously appointed govt as of this writing warns traders:
“Dogecoin worth could fluctuate.”
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