The richest man in the world set Twitter ablaze in a recent tweet in which he declared that he approves of being paid in the world’s most valued digital currency Bitcoin. When Bitcoin author Ben Mezrich took to his Twitter page to say that he wouldn’t mind getting paid in Bitcoin, he couldn’t have guessed that the man with the highest net worth in the world would find his tweet, or much less respond to it.
Of course, Crypto-Twitter lost control. Analysts, traders, and industry players alike hailed and rejoiced in excitement. While many took it as the long-awaited hint needed to conclude that Musk was indeed interested in Bitcoin and in owning some, others maintain that the billionaire might already be one of the existing Bitcoin whales.