H2: Tesla CEO Musk has bought only Dogecoin, zero Shiba Inu and Floki tokens
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk’s tweets helped Shiba Inu and Floki prices soar previously. However, this time around, his response plummeted the meme coin as he agreed to have bought no SHIB tokens.
— Shiba Inu (@ShibaInuHodler) October 24, 2021
Meanwhile, another user curiously asked if he has invested in Floki. Turns out, Musk had only acquired popular cryptocurrencies like “Bitcoin, Ether and Dogecoin.” He stated,
“Out of curiosity, I acquired some ascii hash strings called ‘Bitcoin, Ethereum & Doge.’ That’s it.”
He further went on to say, “don’t bet the farm on crypto!” Adding,
“True value is building products & providing services to your fellow human beings, not money in any form.”
Before the tweet, Shiba Inu was up 49% over the last 24 hours. After Musk’s confession, analyst Mr. Whale estimated that the meme coin has in fact lost 27% of value.
At press time, SHIB was down 7.8% from its ATH of $0.00004432 on October 24. Despite the fall, the “DOGE killer” seemed to have gained 13.0% over the last 24 hours, according to data by CoinGecko.
Having said that, it is noteworthy that the coin rallied close to 500% in the past month, backed by high trading volume. Recently, Watcher.Guru noted that SHIB has even surpassed the trading volume of Ethereum by over $1.6 billion.
What is considered as another positive move, SHIB continues to burn a part of its circulating supply. In the last one day, the meme coin has burned close to 900 million tokens.
However, Musk seemed to prefer DOGE over SHIB. He said that he supports DOGE as the “people’s crypto,” explaining,
“Lots of people I talked to on the production lines at Tesla or building rockets at SpaceX own DOGE. They aren’t financial experts or Silicon Valley technologists. That’s why I decided to support Doge – it felt like the people’s crypto.”
Billy Markus, DOGE co-founder agreed, that it is “fast, scalable, and inexpensive.”
yeah – IMO dogecoin being fast, scalable, and inexpensive to send around is all it needs to be, it doesn’t need to be yet another blockchain that hosts NFTs or other tokens or whatever
the tech to get there is complex, but that utility is simple and needed – beauty in simplicity
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) October 24, 2021
Having said that, Musk said the focus will be on “lowering fees, decreasing block time and increasing block size. ” But, there have been no recent interactions on Twitter, between Musk and the DOGE development team.
Meanwhile, with the ongoing frenzy, the SHIB community did not look too happy with Musk’s tweet. David Gokhshtein of Gokhshtein Media LLC tweeted,
$SHIB did it without Elon — so I don’t believe the project is hurt because of what Elon said today.
If Elon said that about $DOGE, that would have been a different story.
Elon needs to chill though and help grow the space in general.
— David Gokhshtein (@davidgokhshtein) October 24, 2021
Mr. Whale opined that it is, in fact, time to book SHIB profits, predicting an upcoming token fall. He also said,
“Cryptocurrencies that provide real utility will flourish in the long run, while speculation-based coins will fade away. “