Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s favourite cryptocurrency isn’t Bitcoin (BTC) however a meme-based cousin, which has a Shiba-Inu as its mascot.
“Dogecoin is likely to be my fav cryptocurrency. It’s fairly cool,” mentioned Musk — after successful a joke ballot to be the CEO of Dogecoin. He beat the likes of Ethereum (ETH) founder Vitalik Buterin and Litecoin (LTC) creator Charles Lee.
Canines Rock: Musk, who typically tweets a couple of myriad of matters, has freely expressed his ideas on canines and the cryptocurrency impressed by them.
In keeping with Musk, “[Dogs] have the most effective coin.”
Solely Promote Doge: Musk, whose title is usually utilized by a myriad of cryptocurrency scammers, mentioned jokingly in July this 12 months “Excuse me, I solely promote Doge!” in response to a demand for Bitcoin.
Musk’s feedback had been made in the identical month when a Tik Tok campaign designed to ship the meme-based cryptocurrency’s worth spiraling managed to shoot DOGE worth up by 50% in a 24-hour interval.
Musk might have a sound motive to not give away Bitcoin — since he solely holds 0.25 bitcoins — a disclosure he made this 12 months in response to the Harry Potter creator J.Ok. Rowling, who professed her ignorance on issues associated to the cryptocurrency.
Doge To The Rescue: Musk’s love for Dogecoin extends again years. In 2018, he requested Palmer for assist in coping with “rip-off spammers.” Palmer then responded and supplied to offer a script to Musk that may assist with the issue, reported Cointelegraph.
The script apart, scammers are nonetheless impersonating Musk. Final month an hijacked Twitter account pretended to be Musk and replied to a tweet revealed by Sport of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who had requested for recommendation on Bitcoin funding from her followers. The hacked account was attempting to lure viewers to a web site and presumably rip-off them.
Doge Vs. Tesla: So how has Musk’s favourite cryptocurrency fared heading into the final month of 2020? Dogecoin (DOGE) has gained 64.51% on a year-to-date foundation, not dangerous for a joke. Tesla has shot up 579.87% in the identical interval, rising as the highest canine among the many pair.
As for Bitcoin, that’s up 164.73% on a YTD foundation, with the current rally.
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