Has Dogecoin (CRYPTO:DOGE) ever had a greater good friend that Elon Musk? Effectively, not at the moment. For months, the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) boss has off-and-on hyped or denigrated the one-time joke cryptocurrency, serving to to drive the previous sub-$0.01 coin’s worth previous $0.72.
However at the moment, Musk’s distraction from Dogecoin could be the cause the worth is diving — and likewise the explanation that Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) are each transferring greater.
To recap, here is how the values stand as of 1:30 p.m. EDT:
- Bitcoin is up 1.2%
- Ethereum is up 3%
- Dogecoin is down 3.5%.
So why are Bitcoin and Ethereum outperforming Dogecoin at the moment? Two causes (and Musk is part of each).
Within the case of Bitcoin, Musk commented at the moment that though he nonetheless must do “just a little bit extra due diligence to substantiate” this, as quickly as he sees that renewable vitality is getting used for a minimum of 50% of Bitcoin mining, Tesla will “most probably” resume accepting Bitcoin as cost for Tesla electric cars.
In the meantime with reference to Ethereum, Musk confirmed that he personally owns a few of that cryptocurrency in addition to Bitcoin — an offhand remark that nonetheless, at one level at the moment, despatched Ethereum costs up as a lot as 12%!
This is the factor: On the identical “B Phrase Convention” at which Musk made the feedback which might be lifting Bitcoin and Ethereum costs at the moment, Musk additionally confirmed that he owns Dogecoin as effectively. I think that almost all traders already assumed that, nevertheless, given the cryptocurrency’s frequent look on Musk’s Twitter feed.
In distinction, the revelation about his proudly owning Ethereum, and the affirmation that Bitcoin might quickly grow to be authorized tender for Tesla-shopping as effectively, had been each “new” information — and so they’re transferring the cryptocurrency market accordingly.
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