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Bitcoin agnostic Elon Musk joked that “cryptocurrency is my safe word.” (screenshot)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked that cryptocurrency is my safe word in response to a Twitter beef over the true identity of mystery bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto.
Musk playfully made the remark after a crypto fan facetiously quipped that hes annoyed because Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright isnt suing him for denying that Wright is Satoshi.
Wright, a computer scientist, has repeatedly claimed that hes Nakamoto without offering verifiable proof.
Cryptocurrency is my safe word
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2019
Entrepreneur Craig Wright Insists Hes the Creator of Bitcoin
In his latest salvo, Craig Wright sent threatening letters from his lawyers to crypto blogger Peter McCormack and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.
Wright accused McCormack and Buterin of defaming him when they called him a fraud and said he was lying when he claims hes Satoshi.
Entrepreneur Craig Wright insists hes bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. (screenshot)
Nakamotos true identity has never been confirmed, but Craig Wright made headlines in 2016 when he claimed he was Satoshi.
He has since repeated this assertion. Wright has never proven those claims, and most crypto people dont believe him.
— Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) April 14, 2019
In 2017, Rumors Started That Elon Musk Was Satoshi Nakamoto
In 2017, rumors erupted that Elon Musk was Satoshi Nakamoto after a former SpaceX intern wrote in a blog post that Satoshi is probably Elon.
Elon is a self-taught polymath, Sahil Gupta wrote. Hes repeatedly innovated across fields by reading books on a subject and applying the knowledge. Its how he built rockets, invented the Hyperloop (which he released to the world as a paper), and could have invented Bitcoin.
Musk Is Not a Bitcoin Fan
Elon Musk denied that hes Satoshi and revealed that hes not a big fan of bitcoin, despite being a technophile.
I literally own zero cryptocurrency, apart from 0.25 BTC that a friend sent me many years ago, Musk confessed on Twitter in February 2018.
In February 2019, Musk warmed up a bit and remarked that bitcoins structure is quite brilliant.