Elon Musk denies being the Bitcoin founder, but confirms he's a Martian

Musk tweeted out his denial as Bitcoin crossed $10,000 in value.

  • Published: November 29, 2017 4:15 PM IST

Elon Musk is probably the most fascinating person in the tech world. Elon Musk’s crazy accomplishments through his companies added with his wit makes up for an interesting person to talk about. Two days earlier a former SpaceX intern alleged that Musk could be Bitcoin’s founder. The cryptocurrency’s mysterious founder is known by the alias ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. Musk has replied denying the claim.

Musk refuted these claims in a reply to a Twitter user’s question on whether he truly is the Bitcoin founder. Musk says that he isn’t Bitcoin’s founder and also shows that he’s careless about cyrptocurrency. Musk says that a friend had given him some Bitcoins a few years back, but he has no idea where it is. This could be Musk’s subtle way of saying that he doesn’t really care about Bitcoins.

The Twitter thread is apparent with Musk’s tweet as someone asks him if he knows C++. To this, Musk replies with this C++ language code – int main(){}. This question comes from the knowledge that Bitcoin was created by someone who aces C++ language, which Musk is known quite well for. The conversation continues with a Twitter poll asking users if Musk is an alien. 34 percent of voters voted yes, while 60 percent voted for ‘Martian’. Musk reassured his previous statement of saying that he is indeed a Martian.

Interestingly, Musk’s response comes at a time when Bitcoin’s value has increased to a whopping $10,000 (approximately Rs 650,000) just today. Bitcoin’s valuation has been on a high this year reaching 900 percent. Just a week back, one Bitcoin equaled to over $8,000 and $9,000 two days back. The increasing growth of the virtual currency’s value is quite staggering. Bitcoin was birthed in 2009 and has been known for its fast and anonymous transfer system as compared to traditional methods. However, Bitcoins have also been primarily misused in cases of ransomware demands which have led to the debate of formalizing it.

  • Published Date: November 29, 2017 4:15 PM IST