What Elon Musk’s investment could mean for Twitter’s crypto plans

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What Elon Musk’s investment could mean for Twitter’s crypto plans

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter, making him the largest stakeholder in the social media firm.

Whenever Elon Musk does something on Twitter, the crypto market moves in response. Publishing a tweet, changing his profile picture or adding “#Bitcoin” on his bio affects the markets — the latter even more so, sending Bitcoin (BTC) price up by 20%. This is why the community lies in anticipation of what Musk‘s Twitter investment could mean for the crypto industry.

Recent filings show that Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased a 9.2% stake on Twitter. This makes him the largest stakeholder in the platform. The news instantly pumped Twitter shares by more than 22% in early trading and sent Dogecoin (DOGE) near its two-month highs.

Ken Li, investment director at Binance Labs, told Cointelegraph that Musk’s investment can help push the platform’s crypto initiatives forward and even lead to the integration of DOGE within the platform.

According to Li, “Elon Musk‘s investment in Twitter could help to increase the acceleration of Twitter‘s crypto adoption. It remains to be seen whether Twitter will begin adopting Elon‘s beloved Dogecoin moving forward.” He also explained that:

Apart from this, Twitter also supports tipping with crypto through its tipping jar function. Back in September 2021, the platform enabled BTC tipping, allowing users to use third-party apps to receive tips. In February 2022, the platform added Ether (ETH) to its tipping payment options. 

Because of his tweet, the community may speculate that Musk will first push a fix for the problem of crypto scammers spamming threads on Twitter. Bitcoin advocate Michael Saylor offered a suggestion to fix this issue: 

“Crypto Twitter” is a term for a reason. With its fast-paced flow and rich interaction options, the once known as a “microblogging” platform turned into the go-to debate hub for the crypto community. So, it’s natural for thought leaders (with deep pockets) to get some part of it. 

Following Musk’s purchase, Twitter now has at least two crypto celebrities among its shareholders, including the former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. There is almost no limit to the expansion of that roster. 

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