Elon Musk is not new to digital payments. So he knows about Cryptocurrency quite well. In fact, he is known as one of the most instrumental individual in PayPal’s success. For the first time, Elon is said to have mocked Bitcoin security and scams in a tweet.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, just made a mysterious tweet about bitcoin that’s whipping up speculation across social media and the cryptocurrency community that it may be more than just a joke.
Around 22:30 UTC on Monday, Musk – one of the highest-profile Twitter users – said in a tweet via his verified account that reads: “I love anime.” In the same thread, he made another comment around 23:00 UTC, stating: “Wanna buy some bitcoin?” alongside an anime image that features the bitcoin logo.
Based on the report, Musk’s tweet received a huge engagement within the hour. It attracted more than 3,000 re-tweets and over 8,000 likes.
According to BBC, it is not the first time people have created fake accounts using Musk’s details and a variation of his photos to promote Cryptocurrency scams.
The Tesla chief indicated the safety precaution was prompted by a tweet he had sent asking: “Wanna buy some Bitcoin?”
Several fake accounts have previously used images of Mr Musk and variations of his name to promote cryptocurrency scams, sometimes within replies to his posts. Twitter declined to comment. “For privacy and security reasons, we don’t comment on individual accounts,” explained a spokeswoman.
So after seeing a huge engagement on the tweet, the social media locked down Musk’s account immediately. However, the account was reactivated a few moments later.
It’s not the first time Musk has joked about the cryptocurrency scammers that follow him on Twitter. Last month, in an apparent compliment to ethereum, Musk tweeted that he “wanted [ether] even if it is a scam.”Musk has also previously tried to solve problem, contacting the creator of dogecoin Jackson Palmer.
“[I]f you can help get rid of the annoying scam spammers, that would be much appreciated,” Musk told Palmer. In responsonse, Palmer was able to create a script to block ETH giveaway scammers.
The report shows that Musk has even tried to reach out to crypto companies to put strict policies in place to control crypto theft.
Crypto threat is still a big issue to deal with. And Musk tweet on the same may just have been the first revelation about security concerns.