Mark Zuckerberg’s goat Bitcoin, speculation Facebook boss owns crypto

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg recently revealed his pet goats Bitcoin and Max (Photo: Zuckerberg / Facebook)

In a recent Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg shared a post on his Facebook profile for his two pet goats, Bitcoin and Max.

Most people’s nicknames wouldn’t be remarkable, but Zuckerberg’s goats, who is one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, has got social media frenzied.

Many observers thought the names should match, with “Max” standing for “maximalist,” suggesting that Zuckerberg thinks people should go all-in on Bitcoin.

However, the Facebook CEO has not made any public statement as to whether he owns any of the digital currencies.

Zuckerberg and Facebook have been interested in cryptocurrencies for a number of years after proposing Facebook’s own currency, the Libra.

But in the years since the Libra was first announced, it has lost key supporters and faced opposition from regulators, leading Facebook to water down its proposals – meanwhile, the inspiration for it, Bitcoin, has skyrocketed in price.

Zuckerberg has also been known to personally experiment with apps and products before deciding to buy or copy them. Internet experts have found accounts for Zuckerberg’s new audio social media app Clubhouse, which has reportedly updated some of the app’s audio features for Facebook in the coming months.

This earlier interest in the world of cryptocurrency coupled with Zuckerberg’s vast personal fortune has led many to speculate as to whether the Facebook owner has a large investment in Bitcoin or a related cryptocurrency.

Such an investment seems to contradict the fact that Facebook plans to launch Libra’s successor, Diem, later this year.


Is Zuckerberg going all-in on Bitcoin? (Credits: AP)

Long-remembered watchers were also reminded of the time Zuckerberg reportedly killed a goat and fed it to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey said in a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, “I’m going,” we’re eating the goat you killed? ” [Zuckerberg] said “yes.” I said, “Have you ever eaten goat?” He says, “Yeah, I love it.” I ask: “What else do we have?” ‘Salad.’

I said: where is the goat? “It’s in the oven.” Then we waited about 30 minutes. He says, “I think it’s done now.” We go to the dining room. He lays the goat down. It was cold. That was unforgettable. “

At the time, in 2011, Zuckerberg reportedly made it a “personal challenge” to eat only what he killed in order to be more sustainable.

It’s not clear whether his goats ‘Max’ and ‘Bitcoin’ are currently meant for the dining table or are longer-term parts of his life.

Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin have seen tremendous growth in value since the beginning of the pandemic. Many internet investors became millionaires overnight thanks to volatile prices.

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