Earlier in the week, one of the most prominent figures in the tech and motor industry, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, went on to make a rather interesting tweet about bitcoin that has send the entire social media and cryptocurrency community into jubilance and got people wondering, perhaps Bitcoin is much more than a joke?
Earlier on Monday, October 22nd, at approximately 22:30 UTC, Musk having one of the highest-profile Twitter users posted a tweet through his verified account: “I love anime.”
However the best was yet to come, as around 23:00 UTC in the same thread, he went on to make another comment which read: featuring an anime image with a bitcoin logo.
“Wanna buy some bitcoin?”
As per reports, a website called Cryptocurrency Girls originally created the image, the website frequently depicts some of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies into anime characters.
Within hours of his tweet, Musk’s thread started trending all over social media, attracting over 3,000 retweets and 8,000 likes.
Amazingly ever Twitter was led to believe that the bitcoin message was perhaps an indication that Musk’s account had been hacked, as Musk later tweeted:
“Twitter thought I got hacked and locked my account, haha.”
Several well-known personalities in the cryptocurrency community have gone on to appreciate Musk’s bitcoin supportive tweet, prominent figures like the founder of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, Zhao Changpeng also couldn’t stay away as he commented in a sort of witty yet humorous retweet:
“Lol, it’s spreading. I will buy a Tesla if you (Elon Musk) accept crypto…”
The founder of Primitive Ventures and former managing director of Danhua Venture Capital, Dovey Wan, was also pretty stunned by Musk’s unexpected Bitcoin shout-out as he tweeted:
“I’m taking off Elon from my list of most ‘bannable’ twitter accounts”