Is Elon just messing with us over DOGE?

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Elon Musk, the billionaire founding father of Tesla and SpaceX, has touted the revolutionary impression of cryptocurrencies – whereas seemingly poking enjoyable on the idea in the identical breath.

In a video that was uploaded by Kevin Svenson, Musk will be heard saying, “there’s a good likelihood that crypto is the longer term foreign money of Earth.” How ironic would it not be if Dogecoin (DOGE), the coin invented as a joke, wins out ultimately, Musk contemplated.

“What could be probably the most ironic final result? That the foreign money that was invented as a joke actually turns into an actual foreign money,” he mentioned.

DOGE has been on the middle of a massive pump-and-dump spurred on by Reddit merchants and traders who’ve grow to be extremely receptive to Musk’s tweets. The latter camp isn’t small, both.

A current report from Blockchain Analysis Lab titled, How Elon Musk’s Twitter exercise strikes cryptocurrency markets, confirmed the billionaire has a positive influence on digital asset values and buying and selling every time he tweets about them.

The report said:

“Throughout all occasions, we determine vital will increase in buying and selling quantity which can be attributable to the occasions.”

Musk’s potential to maneuver the markets by way of Twitter has left some traders apprehensive given the enigmatic CEO’s turbulent historical past with the USA Securities and Alternate Fee, or SEC.

As CNBC reports, Musk’s tweets had been behind the current 12% surge in CD Projekt, which created the role-playing online game Cyberpunk 2077. Though Musk’s tweet had substance – particularly, that Tesla’s Mannequin S Plaid automotive would enable passengers to play the sport – his obvious shilling of the GameStop short squeeze may have unfavorable penalties for retail merchants who get caught up within the hype.

After breaking above $500 in late January, GameStop’s share value has plunged all the best way again to the sub-$70 degree. 

Musk has run afoul of the SEC prior to now after tweeting his want to take Tesla non-public at $420 per share. He and Tesla every needed to pay the securities regulator a $20 million tremendous to settle fraud prices associated to the tweet. The settlements had severe ramifications for the electrical car maker’s company construction:

“The settlements, that are topic to court docket approval, will lead to complete company governance and different reforms at Tesla—together with Musk’s elimination as Chairman of the Tesla board—and the cost by Musk and Tesla of economic penalties.”

“I don’t respect the SEC,” Musk said after he paid the tremendous.

Regardless of the regulatory backlash, Musk informed 60 Minutes in a Dec 2018 interview that his tweets is not going to be censored. He explained:

“The one tweets that must be say reviewed could be if a tweet had a likelihood of inflicting a motion within the inventory.”