Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire Twitter and Tesla CEO, has once again made reference to Shiba Inu, leading to rampant speculation within the larger cryptocurrency community.
This occurred during a time of major change for Twitter, as the company recently underwent a rebranding process, replacing its signature bird logo with a letter X enshrouded in a dark theme. Reacting to this transformation, Jonah Katz, a Twitter engineer, humorously tweeted that he would still spend six hours daily on the platform even if it altered its branding to a donkey.
In response to the post, Musk reacted with a laughing emoticon and pointed out that Twitter had previously tried a Shiba Inu-themed branding, but it didn’t have any significant impact. It’s important to note that Musk was referring to the Shiba Inu dog breed, which is associated with Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, rather than the specific cryptocurrency asset itself.
Once Upon A Time With Twitter and Shiba Inu
The CEO of Tesla probably made reference to the time when Twitter temporarily featured the Dogecoin avatar on its homepage. Interestingly, a brief look through Musk’s Twitter account shows that the last time he mentioned Shiba Inu was exactly two years ago, during a period when he was actively discussing other popular cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin and FLOKI.
Unsurprisingly, the billionaire’s recent mention of Shiba Inu has sparked significant interest among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, especially those who are passionate about Shiba Inu. Interestingly, Musk’s tweet received nearly 100k more interactions compared to Katz’s tweet, which initiated the discussion.
Furthermore, Ragnar Shib, a prominent personality within the Shiba Inu community, recently urged the newly appointed Twitter CEO, Linda Yaccarino, to incorporate Shiba Inu into the platform.
Ragnar confidently stated that Shiba Inu boasts the most dynamic and influential community in the cryptocurrency space, ready to extend a helping hand in integrating Shiba Inu with Twitter. Despite this, Elon Musk remains a steadfast advocate of Dogecoin.
Interestingly, the newly appointed Twitter CEO, Linda Yaccarino, has shown interest in Shiba Inu, evident from her Twitter activity. In May, it was reported that she follows the official Twitter handle of the Shiba Inu token, along with other crypto projects.