Elon Musk stated that he is not against getting paid in bitcoins.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk commented to the bitcoin community on whether he would accept bitcoin payments, implying that he would not turn down an offer to get paid in BTC in the future, responding to author Ben Mezrich, writes CryptoNewMedia.
Mezrich is the author of such works as “The Social Network” and “Bitcoin Billionaires,” the latter of which describes the story of how Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, owners of the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, got into BTC and invested in the flagship cryptocurrency .
In his tweet, Mezrich revealed that he wouldn’t turn down the chance to cash in again in the future, while the price of BTC rose above its previous record high and is now changing hands to $30,000 after falling from the low. The new record high is around $42,000. Musk responded to the tweet with a “me too.”
Peter Schiff, a critic associated with goldbug and bitcoins , said his words “make no sense” as if he wanted to buy BTC, he could have done it at a time convenient to him so he could decide to buy bitcoin when he thought it was a good time to buy. Not when someone decides it’s time to sell.
Other members of the crypto community urged Ilon to buy BTC, saying it’s not too late to get in on the action. It is worth noting that Musk, who is now the richest man in the world, is well known for trolling the cryptocurrency community.
Late last year he tweeted, “Bitcoin is my safe word,” before replying that he was just joking.
Musk is also known for his tweets about Dogecoin (DOGE), a cryptocurrency meme whose community is known for its involvement in charity projects. Last year, his ironic statement about the cryptocurrency helped its price rise. At one point, his Twitter bio included “former Dogecoin CEO” .
However, the Tesla CEO talked to MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor about major bitcoin transactions after Saylor told him to do his shareholders a favor of $100 billion and convert Tesla’s balance sheet from dollars to bitcoins. MicroStrategy has invested more than $1 billion in BTC.