Elon Musk joked that Tesla cars render Dogecoin when they see Shiba Inu dogs
Tesla boss Elon Musk has come up with a ridiculous Dogecoin function for his electric car giant.
In a recent tweet, he jokingly suggested that a car could render the meme cryptocurrency when it saw a Shiba Inu dog on the street.
If it sees a Shiba Inu, the car might render a Dogecoin …
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2021
While some argued over whether Musk reiterated his support for DOGE or hugged his dog rival SHIB, others argued that a Tesla could start mining the joke cryptocurrency.
The idea may seem pointless, but Spiritus, a tricycle designed by Tesla’s Canadian competitor Daymak, has already started mining Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum with a prototype to serve the crypto community.
When it comes to Musk’s Twitter profile, there is a very fine line between jokes and actual plans. On the April Fool’s joke, the hundred millionaire tweeted that SpaceX was sending Dogecoin to the moon, a ridiculous promise that even most Musk fanboys found a joke. However, as reported by U.Today, SpaceX will actually launch a lunar payload called DOGE-1 in 2022.
At the end of May, Musk also supported the idea of creating a hot tub to be powered by Dogecoin mining.
Some of Musk’s followers also started pushing him into Dogecoin payments. On May 11, the entrepreneur asked Twitter users whether Tesla should accept the parody cryptocurrency. Despite the “yes” option that overwhelmingly won the poll, the e-car giant remains silent on the addition of DOGE as a new payment option after abandoning Bitcoin in mid-May due to environmental concerns.
Meet the Dogecoin whale
In a separate tweet, Musk also confirmed that his and Grimes’ son X born A-12, who was born in May 2020, is actually one of the biggest Dogecoin whales.
Musk announced that he had already bought DOGE in February for his “Toddler Hodler”.
It can be assumed that Dogecoin buyers do not have to worry until X Æ A-12 learns the word “sell”.
It’s true, x is a toddler hodler. He never said yours!
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 12, 2021
For now, they can enjoy seeing the joke coin among the top 10 largest cryptocurrency projects, despite a 72 percent correction since the May 8 high.