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Elon Musk Doesn’t Mind Getting His Salary in Bitcoin


cryptopotato.com 2021-01-10 13:00
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In a recent Twitter reply, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX admitted that he wouldn’t turn out getting paid in Bitcoin. His statement came as a reply to Ben Mezrich, the author of Bitcoin Billionaires. 

Ben Mezrich and Elon Musk on Bitcoin

A couple of days ago, Ben Mezrich, the author of Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption, took it to Twitter to say that he wouldn’t turn down getting paid in bitcoin again.

I’ll tell you one thing, I’m never turning down getting paid in bitcoin again.

— Ben Mezrich (@benmezrich) January 8, 2021

As CryptoPotato reported earlier in 2020, Bitcoin started getting into mainstream media. On one occasion, it was featured in the popular financially-centered Wall Street Drama Billions. In its premiere episode of the fifth season, where one of the main characters debated the merits behind bitcoin with someone who has been arrested for running a Bitcoin mining farm.

In any case, Mezrich’s tweet caught the attention of the world’s richest man, Elon Musk. The CEO of Tesla responded briefly by saying “me neither.”

Elon Musk and Bitcoin

This is far from being the first time when the billionaire entrepreneur and tech visionary mentions the world’s leading cryptocurrency.

Besides saying that “bitcoin is my safe word” – a tweet that most people fail to understand, Musk has revealed that he owns 0.25 bitcoins. At the time of this writing, this is worth just shy of $10,000.

However, it’s also worth noting that he doesn’t seem to have it cleared out on whether cryptocurrencies are a good thing or not. Musk has previously said that he is “neither here or there on Bitcoin.”

This sort of gets the crypto people angry, but there are transactons that are not within the balance of the law. And there are, obviously, many laws in different countries. And, normally, cash is used for these transactions. But, in order for illegal transactions to occur, cash must also be used for legal transactions. You need an illegal to legal bridge. That’s where crypto comes in. – He said.



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