A Sunday afternoon Twitter storm sent the cryptocurrency markets into chaos. Elon Musk tweeted “indeed” to a post that indicated Bitcoin supporters could get punished next quarter if they find out Tesla dumped the remaining holdings of Bitcoin.
Musk has been actively supporting Dogecoin and becoming a critic of Bitcoin. He reminded traders that Bitcoin is actually highly centralized and that the mid-April Xinjiang flood of a coal mine led to the disruption of 35% of all Bitcoin’s global computing power(hash rate).
Bitcoin plunged over 9% on Sunday and fell into bear-market territory since Musk’s SNL appearance earlier in the month. Early Monday, Musk tweeted, “To clarify speculation, Tesla has not sold any Bitcoin.”
Bitcoin is stabilizing after Musk’s last tweet about Tesla not selling out Bitcoin, but his legion of followers might not be getting behind every endorsement tweet anymore.
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