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Elon Musk says Bitcoin 'on verge of acceptance'; here's how Twitter reacted

When Musk talked about the bitcoin's slowly increasing acceptance, social media users went into a tizzy and started sharing memes with the hashtag '#bitcoin'

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Elon Musk says Bitcoin 'on verge of acceptance'; here's how Twitter reacted
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said bitcoin was "on the verge" of being more widely accepted among investors. His comments come after Musk added bitcoin to his Twitter bio, following which bitcoin prices surged to $38,000.

"I think bitcoin is on the verge of getting broad acceptance by conventional finance people," Musk said while speaking on his debut on the invitation-only app Clubhouse. Musk, who is known for his comments on Twitter that shape markets, added that he is a supporter of bitcoin and said "I was a little slow on the uptake". He further stated that he should have bought it eight years ago.

When Musk talked about the bitcoin's slowly increasing acceptance, social media users went into a tizzy and started sharing memes with the hashtag '#bitcoin'.

Here's how social media reacted


Musk's love for the cryptocurrency is not new. The entrepreneur, who is also the CEO of SpaceX, had talked about the possibility of converting Tesla's large transactions into cryptocurrency in a Twitter conversation with a well-known digital currency advocate.  

He in his Clubhouse comments said his Dogecoin tweets were "really just meant to be jokes". The value of dogecoin, which is another less popular cryptocurrency, has raised sharply whenever Musk tweeted about it.

Musk shook the markets again by jumping onto the GameStop bandwagon last week as he tweeted, "Gamestonk!!" which many saw as a show of support for small investors. "Stonks" is a fun term used for stocks on social media. Supporters also referred to him as "Papa Musk" affectionately.

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