It started as a joke (or, so it seemed.)
For months, Elon Musk has been ‘memeing’ about cryptocurrency. Throughout last week and over the weekend, Musk led the charge a triple-digit pump into DogeCoin (DOGE) with a number of tweets about the cryptocurrency. Over the past several months prior, he had referred to himself as the “former CEO of DogeCoin,” and posted a number of comically-intended tweets about DOGE, Bitcoin and crypto more generally.
Bitcoin is my safe word
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2020