Elon Musk went to Twitter again to poke fun at Bitcoin and its supporters. Tesla’s CEO has gone from being one of the biggest supporters of the popular cryptocurrency to being a critical opinion on it. This, in turn, has caused wild swings in the value of Bitcoin that upset investors.
In a recent tweet, Musk joked about Bitcoin “maxis” or maximalists who support the cryptocurrency ahead of all other digital coins.
In a two-part tweet, Musk posted: “How many Bitcoin maxis do you need to screw in a lightbulb?”
“That’s not funny!” – Bitcoin maxis, “he joked in the next tweet.
“That’s not funny! – Bitcoin maxis
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 25, 2021
While some Musk joined in his joke, the post generated a strong reaction from Bitcoin supporters. Those who wanted to respond to Musk’s taunts were assisted by MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, one of Bitcoin’s most vocal supporters.
Saylor posted in the comments, “If you give us 10 minutes, maybe we can figure out the answer …”
If you give us 10 minutes, maybe we can cut out the answer …
– Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) June 25, 2021
Peter McCormack, host of one of the most popular cryptocurrency podcasts and longtime critic of Musk’s Bitcoin opinions, responded more acutely.
“Nobody, I’m an ass! – Elon Musk
– Peter McChivo (@PeterMcCormack) June 25, 2021
One of the users commented, “First #bitcoin tweet that didn’t weigh on the market.”
First # Bitcoin tweet not fueling the market 🙏🤗🎁
– Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) June 25, 2021
While another wanted a word on Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency preferred by Musk.
Can you tweet about Doge? You have neglected us and we are drowning
– Page Kennedy (@PageKennedy) June 25, 2021
Elon Musk has a love-hate relationship with Bitcoin. Earlier this year, Tesla’s investment in the digital currency soared to record highs. Since then, Musk has criticized Bitcoin for its environmental impact, leading to volatility in the price of the coin.
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