Elon Musk has been trolling the Ethereum cryptocurrency and its co-founder Vitalik Buterin on Twitter.
The Tesla founder simply tweeted the word “Ethereum” early this morning, but took it back shortly after (hehe) .
In response, Vitalik invited Musk to an Ethereum developers conference in October, scheduled for somewhere in east Asia.
Musk told Buterin to “[s]top giving away free ETH,” an obvious reference to the cryptocurrency giveaways scams that have plagued Twitter for years, and often involve hacked verified accounts posing as Musk.
One could also interpret Musk’s crypto-fuelled shitposting to be in the same vein as the infamous “taking Tesla public at $420 tweet,” which he later claimed was just a fun way to impress his girlfriend and wasn’t totally serious.
Last week, Musk settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the fiasco, which had already led him to resign from his position as Tesla chairman.
The agreement reportedly requires Musk to acquire approval from “an experienced securities lawyer” employed by Tesla before publishing communication related to the company in any format, including tweets.
In 2018, Musk confirmed he indeed holds some Bitcoin, but not all that much. He still has the 0.25 BTC a friend sent to him years ago, apparently. He even said Bitcoin is “brilliant.”
Musk also jokingly claimed to be the CEO of the semi-serious Dogecoin cryptocurrency earlier this month. That didn’t last long, though. He “retired” shortly after the silly “announcement.”
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