New Delhi: Billionaire Elon Musk lately is winning friends in meme coin circles but he is stirring things up among Bitcoin investors.
The Tesla CEO took to Twitter and poked fun at Bitcoin cryptocurrency and its supporters. From himself being a proponent to its critic, Musk’s tweets on Bitcoin has led to wide swings in cryptomarket recently.
Musk decided to have a go on the Bitcoin “maxis” or maximalists this Friday, who support the crypto above all other digital currencies, like Dogecoin.
Musk’s swipe at Bitcoin
“How many Bitcoin maxis does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” Mr Musk asked. And shortly later, he himself came up with a reply, “That’s not funny! – Bitcoin maxis.”
“That’s not funny!” – Bitcoin maxis
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2021
While some joined Musk in his joke, his tweet elicited strong response from Bitcoin supporters.
Musk ‘booed’ by Bitcoin supporters
The “Bitcoin maxis” tweet drew the attention of MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, one of the most vocal Bitcoin proponents.
Michael Saylor, who cleverly replied, “If you give us 10 minutes, maybe we can hash out the answer.”
If you give us 10 minutes, maybe we can hash out the answer…
— Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) June 25, 2021
The 10-minute nod was in reference to the time it takes for a block to be verified on the Bitcoin blockchain and for miners to be rewarded.
Peter McCormack, the host of one of the most famous cryptocurrency podcasts globally, also responded to Mr Musk
How many obnoxious Bitcoiners does it take for you to stop being a dick?
— Peter McChivo (@PeterMcCormack) June 25, 2021
How netizens reacted
Two, One to screw in the light bulb and one to stare in horror at roko’s blockchain as it consumes the earth and all who stood in its way.
— Silver Flash (@aordring) June 25, 2021
Elon Musk when he sees Bitcoin maxis on the road:
— LilMoonLambo (@LilMoonLambo) June 25, 2021
— Occams Razor (@Occams88) June 25, 2021
— Crypto Wizard 🧙♂️ (@ThaCryptoWizard) June 25, 2021