© Reuters. Again: Elon Musk makes Dogecoin shoot with new statement
This Thursday (1st), Elon Musk used his Twitter to spread an alleged hot news about.
According to the CEO of SpaceX, he will use the company to drive to the moon. Literally.
“SpaceX will literally put a Dogecoin on the moon.”
Possibly, given Musk’s irreverent manner, this is a April Fool’s joke. However, following Musk’s statement, DOGE’s market value skyrocketed.
This is not the first Musk ad that causes a jump in cryptocurrency. In February, the digital asset grew more than 50% after tweets from the investor.
It remains unclear whether the tycoon’s most recent statement was a April Fool’s joke. Anyway, shortly after publication, the cryptocurrency registered a growth of more than 30%.
At the time of writing, DOGE is quoted at R $ 0.03766, an increase of 26.53% in the last 24 hours.
“Pranks” of April 1
On this date, fake news is common, including in the cryptocurrency market. However, two specific cases raised suspicions this week.
The first is from India’s largest e-commerce company, Flipkart. The company announced on Wednesday (31) the adhesion for payments in.
However, some users suspected that it was a April Fool’s Day prank, a suspicion confirmed by the company afterwards.
Another case that attracted attention was the cryptocurrency TubbyCoin, linked to the Teletubbies. However, it was just a joke.
In a press release, Michael Riley, director of brands for WildBrain Labs – the company that owns the children’s series – said the intention of the token was to distribute AbraçoTech among friends:
“I would like to wish everyone a Happy April Fool’s Day. Although TubbyCoin is not a cryptocurrency, we hope you will still enjoy sharing TubbyCoins with friends, family and anyone who needs a hug. ”
In addition, the executive said that for each TubbyCoin shared on social networks, a dollar will be donated to the Kids Help Phone.
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