Tech billionaire Elon Musk may be on the fringes of crypto, but he’s no outsider. Many Americans may have heard of bitcoin by now. Only the tribe, however, knows about the legal conflicts that surround the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. Musk is keenly aware of what’s happening in the crypto ecosystem, and the Tesla CEO just proved it.
King Cobie, the self-proclaimed “founder of crypto Twitter,” attempted to lure Elon Musk into the Satoshi-infused fight on the social media platform. Rather than take the bait, Musk out-tweeted the crypto Twitter master, suggesting that he and bitcoin are united by neutrality and saying:
“Cryptocurrency is my safe word.”
Cryptocurrency is my safe word
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2019
King Cobie joked that his tweet just got ratioed.
Elon Musk Finds Refuge in Bitcoin
Musk circumvented the battle that’s been unfolding on Twitter, a war that has wrangled in the likes of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, who says he typically refrains from engaging in such debates. Musk, who is also the founder of SpaceX, is too busy with things like building rockets to take sides. Nonetheless, the tech entrepreneur has already tipped his hand to his feelings about crypto.
The U.S. SEC is hot on Musk’s tail for allegedly sharing material information about Tesla’s financial future on Twitter, charges that have since been settled. While bitcoin has been deemed similarly controversial by the securities watchdog, Musk seems to find crypto a reprieve from the red tape that he must navigate as Tesla’s defacto marketer in chief. If crypto is his safe place, the car industry must be a…