Elon Musk Takes a Dig at Bitcoin Maxis With His New Tweet

Jafrin  |  Jun 25, 2021

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again showing off his funny side by mocking Bitcoin maximalists with a lightbulb joke in a Tweet. However, Elon Musk mocking the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was not taken up lightly by the crypto community.

Elon Musk Mocks on Bitcoin Maximalists

On June 25, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to tease on "bitcoin maxis," a term used to describe ardent bitcoin supporters, using the classic “how many (person or thing) does it take to fix a lightbulb" by posting “How many Bitcoin maxis does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"

Naturally, Musk mocking at the flagship cryptocurrency was not taken up lightly by the crypto community.

Bitcoin maximalists or ‘maxis’ is a crypto slang for those who believe that Bitcoin is the only supreme digital asset and those other digital currencies called altcoins are unnecessary or inferior to it.

Per the maximalist ideology, other cryptocurrencies are not in line with the ideals established by the pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

The Tesla CEO’s relationship with Bitcoin is currently under an on and off zone. For instance, in May, the electric car manufacturing company announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment but then later on decided Bitcoin mining wasn’t ‘clean’ and that his decision shouldn’t come at an environmental cost.

A month later, Musk went back to saying that Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions when miners use 50% renewable energy.

Jack Dorsey Invites Elon Musk to Talk About Bitcoin

On June 24, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey shared a link to the ‘B Word’ website, an initiative by the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI), which will be hosted by Dorsey and Ark’s Cathie Wood on July 21 that aims to destigmatize mainstream narratives about Bitcoin.

Elon Musk cheekily replied “Bicurious?” under Jack Dorsey’s tweet about the “The B Word.”

In turn, Dorsey replied that Musk could share “all his curiosities” at the event by inviting his Tesla counterpart for a chat at the event. Musk probably was taken by surprise at the response and replied with an “Omg.”

The conversation continued where Dorsey continued with his invite with "Let's have THE talk". In response, Elon Musk noted that the reactions under the Twitter thread were "pure gold."

Sarcastically, Dorsey tagged gold buff Peter Schiff, in response to Musk's reply, but Schiff poked fun at both Dorsey and Musk by saying the "comments in the thread are a long way from being gold."

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