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Elon Musk seems to have quite a bit of welly when it comes to the world of cryptocurrency - just ask the folks behind the bizarrely-named CumRocket, the value of which has soared in the wake of a few mysterious messages from the tech billionaire.
Recently, Musk tweeted to say that his company Tesla won't be allowing people to use Bitcoin to buy its cars - and the price dramatically dropped.
Now the 49-year-old - who is also CEO of SpaceX - has taken to social media with a few cryptic messages.
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2021
The first of them involved just three words - 'Canada', 'USA' and 'Mexico'.
Maybe his favourite holiday destinations? Or... well, the first letter of each could be a sneaky way of spelling something out. Certainly, that's what people have inferred.
One follower replied: "OH CUM."
Another asked: "What's the order for?"
Others replied with their own acronyms - one listed: "Spain Thailand France Uganda," which would of course translate to 'STFU' or 'shut the f*** up'.
The folks at CumRocket then replied to the tweet with a screenshot from crypto analyst Mr. Whale, who said that Musk may have been referring to the new cryptocurrency.
The #CumRocket is preparing for liftoff in 3...2...1... :rocket:https://t.co/MhBuOAR0uX :sweat_drops:
Creds: @CryptoWhale pic.twitter.com/8vp7oUpBTv
- CumRocket (@CumRocketCrypto) June 4, 2021
Musk later followed it up with a series of emojis which included the 'sweat droplets' sign (which we all know can be used for more X-rated reasons).
That featured alongside the rocket with an arrow pointing to the moon.
Replying to him, one person asked: "Is this a sign to go all in on cumrocket?"
Another added: "Great! You can control the market with your tweets. Now can you get on saving the world instead?"
:sweat_drops::rocket: -> :crescent_moon:
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 5, 2021
Last month, Musk exercised his power once again when he tweeted a message to his followers that said: "Spoke with North American Bitcoin miners. They committed to publish current & planned renewable usage & to ask miners WW to do so. Potentially promising."
Off the back of the post, the value of Bitcoin shot up dramatically, as did other digital currencies like Ripple, Ethereum and Dogecoin.
The most popular cryptocurrency was sitting at USD$37,897 before the tweet and minutes later it was suddenly worth $39,895. That's an increase of almost nine percent.
Not too shabby.
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