Serial entrepreneur as well as tech billionaire Elon Musk recently shared how much bitcoin he has to his name as well as of which’s a surprisingly little amount — 0.25 BTC or about $2,531 as of publishing time.
Musk tweeted on Thursday morning of which aside coming from the 0.25 bitcoin a friend had given to him years ago, he “literally” owns “zero cryptocurrency.”
The SpaceX CEO’s cryptocurrency reveal came in response to a bigger issue: A recent trend has arisen in which Twitter scammers pose as famous figures like Musk or U.S. President Donald Trump in order to trick users as well as steal their cryptocurrency.
One Twitter follower asked Musk on Wednesday, “why is usually all the spam popping up lately?”
Confused as well, Musk responded, “not sure,” adding of which even though he alerted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of the issue, the scam accounts persisted. Although several scam accounts have been temporarily restricted by Twitter, fresh accounts continue to pop up in response to Musk’s tweets, such as of which one coming from “EIon Mask.”
“We’re aware of of which form of manipulation as well as are proactively implementing several signals to prevent these types of accounts coming from engaging with others in a deceptive manner,” a Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News when the publication investigated the issue earlier of which month.
CNBC Make of which has reached out to Twitter for comment.
In November of 2017, Musk denied allegations by a former SpaceX intern of which the tech mogul was “probably” Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous inventor of bitcoin. of which also turns out of which Musk doesn’t even know where his 0.25 bitcoin reside.
Still, of which hasn’t kept Musk coming from joking about cryptocurrency as well as the hype behind blockchain.
While Musk may not own much in bitcoin, he certainly isn’t the first to have misplaced his cryptocurrency.
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