Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, posted a sarcastic tweet about the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE). It is not the first time Musk has trolled the crypto and Bitcoin (BTC) communities with humorous remarks.
He tweeted “it’s inevitable,” with an image showing the “dogecoin standard” dwarfing the global financial system.
After Musk’s viral tweet, the price of Dogecoin rose from $0.003052 to $0.003433, by around 14%. Whether DOGE rose as a result of Musk’s tweet cannot be certain. Unlike top cryptocurrencies, DOGE has relatively low liquidity, which leaves it vulnerable to short-term pump and dumps
In recent weeks, a viral TikTok sensation sent the price of Dogecoin surging. Data from CoinMarketCap shows Dogecoin rose from $0.0023 to as high as $0.005 within merely three days from July 6 to 9 as a result.
Musk’s tweet appears to be in reference to Dogecoin's sudden increase in popularity in the mainstream. The unexpected spark in interest about the cryptocurrency on TikTok garnered significant media coverage.
Throughout the past year, ever since Musk declared that his favorite cryptocurrency is Dogecoin, he has continuously tweeted about crypto
Musk seemingly enjoys entertaining the crypto industry with the occasional meme tweets. He quite clearly is not a serious investor in cryptocurrencies, unlike the likes of other popular figures such as Paul Tudor Jones.
But, there is a silver lining with having arguably one of the most high-profile and influential CEOs in the U.S. tweet about crypto regularly.
Cryptocurrencies, as an asset class, still remain as a niche market for many investors. The market capitalization of Bitcoin, the most dominant cryptocurrency in the global market, is smaller than that of Tesla.