Elon Musk Excites The Crypto Community With Bitcoin-Related Tweet

Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk got Twitter buzzing and whipped up a lot of speculation within the crypto community following his Bitcoin-related tweet.

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Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk got Twitter buzzing and whipped up a lot of speculation within the crypto community following his Bitcoin-related tweet.

Elon Musk Excites The Crypto Community With Bitcoin-Related TweetImmediately after his comment, the social media community wanted to know more; with many probably hoping that mentioning Bitcoin had more in it than just a mere observation about annoying scams.

Musk’s initial tweet simply read: “I love anime,” an apparent reference to the entrepreneur’s love for the Japanese art form. The tweet was on his verified account, one of the highest-profile accounts with over 22.5 million followers.

Another post within the same thread stated Musk owned a wolverine, which he described as a “chibi” – Japanese slang for small or short.

But it is his comment almost half an hour later, at about 2:51 AM October 23 that attracted the most interest.

A follower asked the SpaceX engineer for comment on two-factor authentication for Tesla. It is when Musk posted the comment.

Continuing the anime comment thread, Musk tweeted: “Wanna buy some bitcoin?” The post contained an anime image featuring the unmistakable BTC logo.

The business magnate’s thread became an instant social media crowd-puller, with thousands of followers jumping in with likes and retweets.

Within minutes, the tweet had over 8k likes, with thousands more retweeting. At the time of writing, the tweet has attracted over 20,000 likes and has had nearly 8,000 retweets.

Hours later, Musk tweeted again. He joked that his bitcoin tweet might have prompted Twitter into locking his account, possibly for thinking that the unlikely message was a result of it being hacked.

He wrote.

 “Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha.”

Though the Twitter did not block the account, concerns may have been within limits as Musk has suffered impersonation before. Scammers have consistently tried to exploit his status and popularity by setting up fake crypto related accounts.

Such accounts have sought to hoodwink unsuspecting crypto enthusiasts with bogus crypto “giveaways.” Virtually every other prominent individual within as well as out of crypto circles has had their account impersonated by scammers.

It is not apparent what prompted Musk to post the bitcoin message, though it could all be down to getting back at those who seek to defraud the public.

Though cryptic and possibly targeted at crypto scammers, the comment still attracted the attention of some prominent figures within the crypto community, including Binance founder Zhao Changpeng who joked:

“Lol, it’s spreading. I will buy a Tesla if you accept crypto…”

Elon Musk, whose worth is estimated to be about $19.5 billion, has in recent months become known for making random and sometimes controversial comments on Twitter.

In August, he tweeted that he was likely to take the company private when its share prices reached $420. It caused the company’s share prices to skyrocket, though he later backtracked.

And in September, the Tesla boss had to resign as the company’s chairman after accusations emerged about misleading investors through his tweets about the firm. He also had to pay a $20 million fine to the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC).

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