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Billionaire Elon Musk was appointed chief of the Dogecoin community after he tweeted that the meme coin was his favorite cryptocurrency back in April 2019, a research report published on Tuesday by Mike Novogratz’ Galaxy Digital showed.
Musk had replied to a post from the Dogecoin Twitter account calling for “someone who can lead us into the future.” The post included a poll to vote for candidates including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Litecoin creator Satoshi Lee, Metal Pay co-founder Marshall Hayner, and the Tesla boss.
“He would continue to post several more times about Dogecoin that day, eventually being granted the role of CEO,” Galaxy’s researchers Alex Thorn and Karim Kelmy wrote of Musk.
The Dogecoin Twitter handle tweeted “Looks like you’re the CEO now @elonmusk,” to which the billionaire replied “uh oh.”
Musk’s heavy dogecoin endorsements in 2020 caused a surge in its price, propelling rapid and widespread retail investor adoption. A chart depicting price increases corresponding to Musk’s tweets is shown below:
Dogecoin is up more than 9,500% so far in 2021 and currently carries a market cap of $85 billion. That makes it worth more than companies like Ford, DoorDash, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech