Dogecoin Soars 26% After Twitter Accepts $44 Billion Bid From Elon Musk “Twitter has tremendous potential—I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it,” Musk said.
The rumors that Elon Musk is “on track” to buy Twitter caused a significant spike in Dogecoin’s USD valuation.
Reports claim that Tesla’s CEO – Elon Musk – will most probably become Twitter’s new owner. The entrepreneur is a keen supporter of Dogecoin, and the rumors caused a 15% spike in DOGE’s price.
Dogecoin’s price is prone to react to Elon Musk’s accomplishments and DOGE-related proclamations over Twitter. His frequent memes were largely responsible for pushing Dogecoin to a third-place market cap ranking among all cryptocurrencies last year, when it reached a price as high as $0.73.
Musk taking over the social media platform has spurred excitement across the crypto community, including from Dogecoin founder Billy Markus. “Can Elon Musk buy the SEC now?” he asked, calling out the regulator for being notoriously slow to approve a spot market Bitcoin ETF.
The world’s richest man – Elon Musk – and the social media platform – Twitter – have been interacting with each other numerous times in the past few months.
Several weeks ago, Tesla’s CEO purchased over 70,000,000 of the company’s shares (9.2% of the platform’s total stake). He was also expected to join Twitter’s Board of Directors.
Shortly after, though, Musk reversed his decision. Parag Agrawal – Twitter’s CEO – did not give a reason for the U-turn but opined: “This is for the best.”
The saga did not stop there. A few days later, Musk made a $43 billion offer to buy the social media company. He said Twitter has “extraordinary potential,” which could be unlocked with his help.
According to more recent reports, the two sides will indeed shake hands, and it could become official as early as today – April 25. Shortly after the news broke, Twitter’s stocks increased by 3% in pre-market trading.
Additionally, Tesla’s CEO has a significant influence on the cryptocurrency market (and especially on his favorite token – Dogecoin) with his comments and endeavors. As such, it is no wonder that DOGE surged by over 15% since the news about the possible acquisition emerged.
Like most other digital assets, the first-ever memecoin started the day deep in red, trading at around $0.124, while currently, it is hovering at almost $0.15.
The entrepreneur often praises DOGE’s merits. At the end of 2021, he argued that the token is better suited for payments than bitcoin.
Nearly a month later, his EV-giant – Tesla – accepted the memecoin as a payment method. Needless to say, Dogecoin’s USD valuation spiked by double digits almost instantly after the news.