Elon Musk. the billionaire founder of Tesla Motors and other big names like SpaceX, which has just become the richest man in the world, said he would never refuse a bitcoin payment.
Responding to the tweet from Ven Mezrich, author of the movie The Social Network and writer of the book Bitcoin Bilionaires, he said: “I will never refuse a bitcoin payment again.”
To what Musk answered: “Me neither”.
Musk, who has recently become the richest man in the world thanks to the expressive rise in Tesla’s shares, is known for his ironic tweets about cryptocurrencies, having already called himself ‘CEO of dogecoin’, even though he claims he never bought the meme cryptocurrency.
With the price of bitcoin reaching levels never seen before last month, cryptocurrencies have returned to the spotlight of the global media for the first time since the 2017 highs. The market value of cryptocurrencies has exceeded an impressive $ 1 trillion, but with the recent falls, is currently at $ 870 billion according to data from the Coingolive.
In December, Musk sparked speculation that his electric car company might add bitcoin to its balance sheet during a public conversation on Twitter.
Musk, responding to the executive chairman of MicroStrategy, a business intelligence company that has attracted a lot of attention in recent months by buying more than $ 1 billion in bitcoin, asked if it was possible to conduct such large bitcoin transactions.
A week later, Musk, who wants to make a manned mission to Mars a reality in just a few years, tweeted that the future Mars economy could be based on cryptocurrencies.
What do you think of all this? Is Musk just being ironic about cryptocurrencies or is he really interested in them? Leave your opinion in the comments section below.
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