Elon Musk might have called ‘Bitcoin’ brilliant earlier, but seems to be all praises for Dogecoin at the moment.Sutrishna Ghosh
When you are the CEO of billion-dollar companies, there’s hardly a dull moment. And Elon Musk’s world is no different. Known for his soft spot for Twitter, the Tesla CEO engaged in some meme-heavy banter with the official Dogecoin account last night, announcing his love for the cryptocurrency.
Only, things got a little serious when Musk tweeted what seems to be his email address in a now-deleted tweet (see screenshot below). Now whether or not he was being serious is up for debate, but YourStory has reached out to Musk and we will be updating you as soon as we hear back from this address.
Wondering what this is all about? It all started out with an April Fool’s post, shared by the Dogecoin account, asking people to vote for a new CEO.
The post read,
“We have listened to your concerns. We have decided that Dogecoin does need a CEO. Someone who can lead up into the future while maintaining the core values of what we are.”
Unsurprisingly, Musk emerged as the top choice with 49 percent of votes, followed by Marshall Hayner, Vitalik Buterin, and Charlie Lee. He returned the love with a tweet suggesting that “Dogecoin might be my fav cryptocurrency. It’s pretty cool.”
This tweet spurred the conversation further, with Dogecoin officially asking Musk to be take his position and direct them “where to email the access codes.” That’s when, for a very brief period, the SpaceX boss posted is email id on his Twitter feed.
But Musk’s love for digital currency shouldn’t come as a surprise. The serial tech entrepreneur has been pretty vocal about cryptocurrency. In fact, just a month ago, he called it better than paper money. At the time, though, his leaning seemed to be towards Bitcoin.
However, Musk is also aware of the flip-side, as he pointed out the “energy-intensive” problem with using cryptocurrency. Something that’s not in sync with the Tesla CEO's vision of adoption of sustainable energy in the long run.