The hacker group Anonymous has accused the head of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, of exerting excessive influence on cryptocurrencies through Twitter posts and neglecting the investments of ordinary people. The message to the billionaire was published on the official YouTube channel of the organization.
“While hardworking people have their hopes dashed by your public tantrums, you continue to mock them with memes while in one of your mansions. You may consider yourself the smartest person, but now you have met your equal. We are Anonymous. We are the legion. We’re coming,” the video says.
The hackers also accused Musk of insincerity, questioning his desire to improve the global environment. According to Anonymous, the businessman is “trying to play both sides,” since mining cryptocurrencies cannot improve the situation with carbon emissions.
Previously, Musk’s tweets had a strong impact on cryptocurrency quotes: for example, when the billionaire mentioned bitcoin in a caption on his Twitter page in January, its value sharply exceeded 37 thousand dollars. But later, Elon Musk began to mention the Dogecoin cryptocurrency more often, which contributed to its growth. This week, the businessman joked about his “breakup” with bitcoin, attaching a heartbroken emoji and captioning the post with a slightly modified quote from the Linkin Park song “In the End”: “So, in the end, it wasn’t important?” After that, the exchange rate of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency collapsed by a thousand dollars.