The funny reflections of billionaire Elon Musk on Twitter, day 3,947. The Tesla CEO entertained fans Thursday with the suggestion of how he would like to name a scandal involving him, if there ever is one.
“If there is ever a scandal about me, * please * call it Elongate,” he wrote on the microblogging site, racking up thousands of likes, retweets and comments in just a few hours.
Most of the guesswork on what such a scandal would look like involved cryptocurrencies or tweets influencing the stock market.
If there’s ever a scandal about me * please * call it Elongate
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2021
Earlier this week, Tesla Inc added “Technoking of Tesla” to its eccentric boss’s list of official titles in a regulatory filing that also named CFO Zachary Kirkhorn “Master of Coin.”
The electric car maker did not explain the reasons for the cryptic new titles.
Musk also shared a new electronic music track on a non-fungible token, or NFT, a new type of digital asset that is authenticated using blockchain.
“I sell this song about NFT as NFT,” he tweeted, showing a video of what appeared to be a golden trophy decorated with coins and dog figures accompanied by throbbing techno music.
The popularity of NFTs has exploded during the pandemic, as enthusiasts and investors struggle to spend huge sums of money on items that only exist online.
Last month, musician and artist Grimes, who is dating Musk, sold some animations he made on a website called Nifty Gateway for more than $ 6 million.
Musk’s recent promotion of dogecoin on Twitter has also raised the price of that cryptocurrency.
Last month, Tesla revealed that it had bought $ 1.5 billion in bitcoin and would soon accept it as a form of payment for cars, driving up the price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin hit new highs of near $ 62,000 over the weekend, but retreated around 5% early in the European day on Monday.
In another statement, Tesla said that Automotive President Jerome Guillen had moved into the position of President of Tesla Heavy Trucking, to lead Tesla’s entry into “the critical heavy truck market for the first time.”
Tesla said in January that it will begin deliveries of its long-delayed Tesla Semi trucks in 2021.
(With input from Reuters)
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