Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, who is currently the richest man in the world, has admitted that he’s never going to turn down any chance of getting paid in Bitcoin (BTC).
This came in response to the tweet of a writer, Ben Mezrich, who authored the Bitcoin Billionaires bestselling book about the Winklevoss twins.
The popular writer tweeted that he would never turn down getting paid in Bitcoin (BTC) again. There might be a case related to rejecting BTC as a payment option, which the writer did not share with his teeming followers.
Ben Mezrich tweeted, “I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never turning down getting paid in bitcoin again.”
I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never turning down getting paid in bitcoin again.
— Ben Mezrich (@benmezrich) January 8, 2021
The tweet started trending beyond imagination within Crypto Twitter and beyond, attracting thousands of responses from very important personalities across the world, including Elon Musk, the current richest man in the world.
In agreement with the writer, Elon Musk wrote, “Me neither.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2021
Elon Musk Warming Up To Bitcoin (BTC)
Obviously, the favorite digital token of the tech expert, Elon Musk, is the cryptocurrency created out of meme, Dogecoin (DOGE).
He, however, recently admitted warming up to Bitcoin (BTC) by tweeting that Bitcoin is his “safeword” now after a contrary tweet this time last year. Before his negative tweet about Bitcoin, he had stated that he would like to have Ethereum.
In a nutshell, Elon Musk has been an integral part of the Crypto Twitter for quite a long time, whether for the right or wrong reason.
Elon Musk or Tesla Is Likely Holding More Bitcoin (BTC) Than Disclosed
Elon Musk had several times admitted that he still holds his 0.25 BTC. But going by what the founder and CEO of Digital Asset Group, the parent company of Grayscale recently stressed, the richest man in the world and his car manufacturing company are likely holding more Bitcoin than disclosed.
In a trending tweet a couple of hours ago, Barry Silbert said, “Twitter is going to absolutely lose it’s shit when Elon/Tesla disclose bitcoin holdings.”
Twitter is going to absolutely lose it’s shit when Elon/Tesla disclose bitcoin holdings
— Barry Silbert (@BarrySilbert) January 9, 2021
Bitcoin (BTC) Meteoric Rise to Prominence
Bitcoin (BTC) is becoming a household name in the financial world after experiencing a significant upside trend that started in early December 2020.
The positive trend aided the price of BTC to break above its previous all-time high of $20,000. And it has since overcome several huddles to record its latest all-time high around the $42,000 price level.
Due to its usual price retracement, the leading cryptocurrency now trades at $40,000 area. At the time of filing this report, BTC is trading at $40,596.08, with a relatively 1% price downtrend in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.