Twitter, Elon Musk and crypto – hardly a minute seems to go by without a combination of the three dominating the headlines. And it looks like the Tesla supremo has been busy behind his keyboard again for a new spate of crypto-themed tweets at the time when American regulators could come after Musk for his Twitter activity.
He is now taking aim at the crypto wallet service Freewallet and sharing Chuck Norris-themed memes – while regulators reportedly consider moving against him following Tesla’s recent bitcoin (BTC)-related activities.
After Freewallet’s Twitter account quote-tweeted a dogecoin (DOGE)-themed post, Musk replied by writing “your app sucks” and adding the barb,
“It would not be surprising – given the focus on the chief executive’s tweets, bitcoin pricing and recent dramatic market moves – for the SEC to ask questions about the facts and circumstances here.”
The European Central Bank’s Vitor Constâncio claimed that “it was not disclosed when Tesla had made this investment” – a suggestion perhaps that some feel Musk may have sought to drive prices up for his company’s own benefit.
Meanwhile, a bogus Tesla insider who “unveiled” the company’s plans to accept bitcoin on Reddit days before the Musk-led firm made its big BTC reveal has come forward, claiming drugs drove him to troll the crypto community.
Per the New York Post, the poster was not a Tesla employee after all, but a 24-year-old political science student from Germany named Hendrik (surname withheld) who took the hallucinogenic narcotic LSD before taking to the net.
“Me and my girlfriend, we took acid, and I saw the conversation between Saylor and Musk on Twitter, and I was like, yeah, why shouldn’t he buy into bitcoin? He’s crazy and he has a lot of money, so why not?”
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