When Elon Musk annoyed Crypto Twitter, & Vice-Versa

Sahana Kiran
Elon Musk
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The crypto world has seen it all, from Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s love-hate relationship with Bitcoin [BTC] to his repeated advocacy of Dogecoin [DOGE] and his spat with Twitter. Musk’s tweets are often cryptic and entertaining. He has been, however, enraged with Crypto Twitter and Twitter in general for multiple reasons.

Following the announcement of NFT profile pictures, Twitter generated a lot of hype. Premium members were allowed to use their NFTs as a display image. Elon Musk wasn’t on board and was upset with Twitter’s latest feature. He criticized Twitter for spending its resources on such things instead of dealing with the overabundance of crypto scammers.

Elon Musk’s requests remained unheeded as crypto scammers continued impersonating the Tesla CEO.

Musk has a sizable following on Crypto Twitter. It’s no secret that every social media platform is infiltrated with scammers. Many of them impersonate celebrities and try to pocket easy money. Musk has been the target of many such scammers particularly in the crypto-verse.

Recently, the co-founder of Dogecoin Billy Markus urged Twitter to do something about the same.

Musk replied to Markus and said,

“Agreed. This has been broken for a long time.”

Meanwhile, several rushed to Twitter’s aid, claiming that spam was too hard to identify.

Elon Musk wasn’t the only crypto figure to fall victim to such schemes; Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, encountered a similar experience on Twitter.

Furthermore, Twitter has time and again rolled out crypto-friendly features. However, the fact that the social media platform failed to address these issues, in turn, created a lot of problems in the market.

Crypto Twitter vs Elon Musk

Following Musk’s frequent affirmations, Dogecoin acquired a lot of traction. With the onset of 2022, he took his enthusiasm for DOGE a step further and began taking the meme coin for payment at Tesla. While the DOGE community was ecstatic, the Bitcoin community was rather displeased.

Musk’s views against Bitcoin mining and his abrupt decision to drop support for the asset sparked outrage in mid-2021. The Tesla CEO has revived a lot of backlash from the public. He was even dubbed “the most hated person on the planet right now.”

Additionally, Elon Musk posted a Bitcoin break-up meme that further angered the community.

Despite all of this, Musk vowed to bring back Bitcoin to Tesla only if miners used reasonable clean energy. He said,

“When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions.”

While Bitcoin’s future in Tesla remains highly uncertain, Dogecoin has been garnering the boost it requires.

Ironically, Musk tweeted this on Friday,