Host Elon Musk throughout the monologue on Saturday, Might 8, 2021.
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The value of dogecoin popped on Monday afternoon following information that Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s buyout deal.
The meme cryptocurrency jumped as a lot as about 27% after the announcement that Twitter shall be bought by an entity owned by the Tesla CEO.
Dogecoin was final up 24.3%. In the meantime, Twitter shares ended the day 5.6% greater.
Dogecoin, the unique meme asset, relies on the 2013 Web meme doge and was created in jest in the identical yr. It gained some relevance final yr after the Tesla CEO endorsed it and continued hyping the cryptocurrency on social media.
Round that point, Musk grew to become one thing of a cryptocurrency market mover along with his tweets about dogecoin and bitcoin. In Might of final yr, his posts fueled dogecoin’s rally to its all-time excessive of 67 cents, per Coin Metrics.
Twitter’s former CEO and co-founder, Jack Dorsey, stepped away from the corporate in November to deal with efforts at his funds firm, which has since rebranded to Block (from Sq.) to mirror broader ambitions in cryptocurrency and blockchain know-how.
Along with being a dogecoin influencer, Musk’s Tesla is likely one of the greatest company consumers of bitcoin. Those that hope to see Twitter combine extra crypto native options shall be keeping track of whether or not or how Musk prioritizes crypto. Bitcoin’s censorship-resistant nature on the floor aligns with Musk’s imaginative and prescient for a free speech utopia.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital city sq. the place issues important to the way forward for humanity are debated,” Musk mentioned in a press release Monday.