Elon Musk again: returned to Twitter and boosted bitcoins | Digital Trends Spanish
“A time off Twitter.” With this phrase, billionaire Elon Musk surprisingly announced his decision to stay out of the micro-messaging social network on February 2.
However, it took less than 48 hours for the founder of Tesla and SpaceX to reappear on the platform. And he did it as only he knows.
Earlier in the day, he posted images of the failed landing of the SN9 prototype of the reusable spacecraft that SpaceX hopes to use for future manned missions to the Moon and Mars. “This was tough”, he claimed.
The boost to Dogecoin
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However, he later published a series of messages alluding to Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that emerged as a criticism of the insanity that almost a decade ago caused the emergence of the bitcoins.
“Dogecoin is the cryptocurrency of the people,” said the businessman.
Later, he posted a meme of himself based on a popular scene from The Lion King, in which he appears lifting the Shiba Inu dog, the logo of the cryptocurrency.
“I have become a meme, destroyer of short [en alusión a los fondos de cobertura]Musk tweeted.
Following his intervention, the cryptocurrency surged more than 65 percent, jumping to $ 0.054496, according to data from cryptocurrency and blockchain website Coindesk.
Musk has been heavily involved in the recent trading frenzy, tweeting about specific companies and cryptocurrencies, helping their prices skyrocket.
In recent weeks, the value of shares in GameStop, Etsy and CD Projekt have risen following comments about them on their Twitter account.
At the end of January 2021, he added “#bitcoin” to his Twitter bio, which caused the value of the largest cryptocurrency to increase, although this Thursday, after his return, he removed the tag.
Dogecoin was created as a satirical critique of the 2013 frenzy, but it is still possible to buy and sell it on digital currency exchanges.