A sudden reappearance by the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has just one focus: a meme-based altcoin now masquerading because the Lion King.
Meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) gained 25% in minutes on Feb. 4 after a recent endorsement from the world’s richest man.
DOGE in new “Elon pump”
Information from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView confirmed DOGE/USD rebound previous $0.05 per token on Thursday, edging in direction of new all-time highs.
Musk, who is understood for identify dropping Dogecoin and Bitcoin on Twitter however simply days in the past stated that he was taking a break “for some time,” returned to put up an image of a rocket and the moon.
“Doge,” he added in a subsequent remark, with later tweet studying “Ur welcome,” accompanied by a doctored picture of the Dogecoin shiba inu mascot as Simba within the Disney movie, “The Lion King.”
ur welcome pic.twitter.com/e2KF57KLxb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2021
Instantly afterwards, Dogecoin leapt from $0.04 to native highs of $0.058, whereas commerce quantity additionally surged by over 100% in comparison with Wednesday.
The hashtag #ThanksElon additionally started to pattern in america.
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As Cointelegraph reported, Musk had already helped gasoline a Dogecoin bull run by including to current hype created by notorious Reddit group, r/Wallstreetbets.
In an interview with Clubhouse, he described his numerous earlier interactions with the cryptocurrency as “jokes,” nonetheless musing that its finest days might nonetheless lie forward.
“Dogecoin is made as a joke to make enjoyable of cryptocurrencies, clearly, however destiny loves irony,” he summarized on the time.
Musk likewise hit the headlines after inflicting a Bitcoin (BTC) worth spike by making it the one merchandise in his Twitter biography. That got here weeks after one other characteristically backhanded praise, by which he stated that Bitcoin was “virtually as BS as fiat cash.”
“I had to consider it for a bit, however I do at this level assume that Bitcoin is an effective factor and so I’m a supporter of Bitcoin, like I stated — late to the celebration however I’m a supporter of Bitcoin,” he added to Clubhouse.
Thursday noticed BTC/USD stage a comeback of its personal, hitting ranges beforehand seen solely briefly because of Musk’s actions final week.
On the time of writing, the pair circled $38,660.
In a devoted paper launched this week, Blockchain Analysis Lab stated that such social media publicity ought to entice additional consideration sooner or later.
“Whereas Elon Musk is prone to be an excessive instance when it comes to affect by way of social media, there’s a big variety of comparatively much less influential people, teams or corporations who talk their opinions on cryptocurrencies by way of social media,” it learn.